Mid-December Departing Group

2017-12-18 z Departing Group (1)This evening at about 5:30 our mid-departing missionaries began arriving at the Mission Home.  They are brought by beloved members and friends and companions who want to send them off with love.2017-12-18 z Departing Group (2)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (3)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (5)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (7)Elder Powell and Elder Black have served in the areas for 16 months of their missions.2017-12-18 z Departing Group (8)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (9)Happy and sad Sisters!2017-12-18 z Departing Group (10)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (11)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (13)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (14)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (15)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (16)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (20)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (21)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (22)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (23)Good bye to companions:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (24)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (25)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (26)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (27)Departure forms:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (28)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (29)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (30)The Calls and the Thompsons droppe by to wish everyone well and to get their last hugs.2017-12-18 z Departing Group (31)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (32)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (33)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (34)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (36)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (38)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (41)Group shot with the couples:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (45)And then it was time for dinner:  chicken cordon bleu with funeral potatoes, glazed carrots, steamed broccoli, salad and hot bread.  Pumpkin Crunch Cake for dessert.  YUM.2017-12-18 z Departing Group (47)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (48)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (49)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (50)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (51)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (53)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (54)Sister Monique Garzia, our Mission Home Assistant:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (55)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (56)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (57)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (58)Marking the Wall of Honor in the garage.  Each missionary marks their height, then signs and dates their departure.2017-12-18 z Departing Group (61)Weighing suitcases:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (63)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (65)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (66)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (68)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (70)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (71)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (73)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (75)Our departing missionaries–Elder Allsop:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (76)Elder Buchanan:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (77)Elder Black:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (78)Sister Harty:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (79)Hermana Cluff:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (80)Sister Banks:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (81)Sister Boehmer:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (83)Sister McCourt:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (84)Hermana Young:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (85)Then we gathered together for a final testimony meeting.2017-12-18 z Departing Group (86)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (87)And another group photo:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (90)Departure packets and flight information:2017-12-18 z Departing Group (95)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (96)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (99)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (101)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (104)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (106)And we topped off the evening with a rousing round of Rhythm Sticks!2017-12-18 z Departing Group (108)2017-12-18 z Departing Group (109)Hermana Cluff was the champion this evening!  I excused my self before the end to get to bed.  Still feeling very sick. . . .

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