Monday, January 13, 2014

Goodbye Great Missionaries

We had to say goodbye to several missionaries last month.  The first to leave were the Nielsens, our Senior Missionary couple serving in Asamankasie.  They took such great care of the missionaries and the branch members there and will be missed greatly.  They returned to their home and family to take care of some medical needs.  We wish Sister Neilsen a speedy recovery and hope they may be able to come back to us!
We had to take 2 pictures to get us all in (no photographer around:) - Senior couples in our mission - the Daltons, the Nielsens, the Walls and us. 

Next, we bid farewell to 7 missionaries who had completed their mission and returned home.  Sad for us - happy reunion for their families.
Photo OPS at the temple following our traditional temple session together on departure day.

President Hill with Office Elders and Assistants:

- adding the Office Elder replacing Elder Asay.
Departing missionaries with us and the Assistants:


Relaxing at the mission home before brunch.

Preparing and weighing luggage:
 Departing missionaries with gift of traditional Kente banners with their name, mission
and mission dates woven in.  

Final good bye at the airport!  We will miss you!

Next day - Transfers.  All transferring missionaries gather at Tesano chapel to exchange companions and head to their new areas.

Friends from the same pre-mission hometown greet at chapel!

Waiting patiently? for new companions:)



Gathering for mail!

We had an Elder from the MTC come to us on December 23rd.  Before checking paperwork, President Hill had arranged for his trainer only to find out that our new Elder is from Birmingham, Alabama and his trainer is from Birmingham, England.  They now refer to themselves as the "Birmingham Boys".  WELCOME!!!

1 comment:

  1. Good time! I loved my mission, but I do not miss transfer days as an office elder.