2 year ago parents anxiously sent their sons off to the faraway
Colombia Cali Mission
in hopes that they would be taken care of by people they did not know.
This morning I sent off 14 missionary sons to homes faraway
to be taken care of by people I do not know
....but I KNOW they are good people
because they have raised incredible sons!
"and they were all young men, and they were exceedingly valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity; but behold, this was not all--they were men who were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted.
Yea, they were men of truth and soberness, for they had been taught to keep the commandments of God and to walk uprightly before Him." Alma 53:20-21
Each time it gets harder...there was NO training for saying goodbye without crying
...not sure I will ever learn.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
3 of these great young men were valiant in their English study program...
Elder Rivas, Elder Bautista, and Elder Garrido
received their certificates for taking the English Proficiency Exam.
Elder Rivas Elder Garrido
The week in review...
206 plates of food prepared
3 trips to and from the airport
110 missionary transfers successfully executed
11 new zone leaders
6 hours of new missionary training given
4 exhausted office Elders
2 incredible assistants
1 lost suitcase....miraculously found
innumerable handshakes and hugs
too many tears shed