Monday, September 19, 2016

Departing Missionaries, FJM BLOG

SEPTEMBER 5-6, 2016

 Back Row, left to right:  Elders Murdock, Holt, Riley, Toolson, Averett, McAlister, and Ferrier
Front Row:  Sisters Newberry, Clemens, Gagnon, and Jones.

What amazing adults they have become!!  They all have grown in ways that the Lord is well pleased.  Be kind to them as they adjust to life at home.  They have served the Lord well and now are making changes that will seem foreign to them.  Listen to their experiences and the feelings they are experiencing.  The more they talk, the faster they will adjust.  We love them all and pray that they can take the things learned here in the mission field and make a successful and happy life?  President and Sister Lee

        St. Augustine- The Oldest Town in the United States

Being on the Beach is strange for these missionaries who have not been on a beach for 18 months to 2 years.  I'm sure it is a quite a sight to see these missions there.  The people just watch them in wonder.

 The Matanza Fort

The Last Night in the Mission Field

What a joy to watch Elder Riley lead "Called to Serve."  He is very animated as he leads.  We love it.

 Sister Jones leads our amazing resitations along with signing it.  She has been one of our "signing" missionaries for our deaf area in St. Augustine.

No one will forget the beautiful music played by Elder Averett who taught himself how to play while he was on his mission. 

Music and singing before departing to the various Senior Couples and Assistants home.
Oh How Lovely Was the Morning to the tune of "If you could Hie to Kolob."

 Getting on the Airplane for home.  Mixed emotions.  It is bitter sweet for these missionaries.  They are happy to be going home to see their families but sad to leave the mission.

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