Sister Sweeney and I have been in the mission field for for a little over a year – and this group of 17 departing missionaries is our largest departing group yet. To say that we aren’t sad to see them go home would vastly understate our deep feelings of love and respect for each of these wonderful missionaries! We feel we’ve grown up with them during our first year. What service they offered to the mission as they each labored in leadership roles while we learned!
It was our pleasure to host them at a dinner and testimony meeting. The menu was “Cafe Rio” – courtesy of Sister Sweeney and Elder and Sister McConkie who added some delicious sweet pork to the dinner. Elder Scott provided the PB&J cheesecake – truly delicious! After a wonderful evening (which featured a rainstorm right as dinner was served – summer monsoon style) at the mission home we left for the airport at 5:30 am Monday morning August 4, 2014. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors!