This afternoon our 6 departing Elders started arriving at the Mission Home. Faithful and good members from their areas bring them to us. That can take several hours of driving. We love our good members here.Elder Wilson’s companions dropped him off and said their last goodbyes. Everyone worked on their “last homework assignment” while President Lewis interviewed them one at a time. They answered questions about their memorable experiences and favorite areas and other things that we all find interesting and want to preserve from this day before departing.Sad and happy emotions here.The Calls and Thompsons came by to say farewell. These two are Call Brothers.At 6:00 we had our departure dinner: BBQ Ribs, funeral potatoes, broccoli and salad.And for dessert: the Famous Pumpkin Crunch Cake, everyone’s favorite. (The recipe is here on the blog in the recipe link.)Looking at family photos collected this last year:Elder Wilson made a scripture box/case that is a history of his entire mission. Pretty amazing:With daylight savings changing this week, we played some yard games in the dark as Pres. Lewis continued the exit interviews.Bocce Ball:And interviews continued . . . and we pulled out some games.And interviews continued . . . and I’ll add more pictures later. We are up to date!
The night continued with games and fun until the interviews were finished.
Then we had a wonderful testimony meeting and family prayer together.And we ended the night with several rousing rounds of Rhythm Sticks! It is finished. They are ready to move on!