Sunday, July 5, 2009
4th of July
I suppose part of the blessing of serving as Mission President and wife is the joy we feel in separation from loved ones. (Does that make sense?Can there be joy in separation?We are beginning to believe there is.) So,this weekend President Cox and I are doubly blessed. On July 4th we bade our farewells to 14 wonderful Elders who have served in the Mexico Leon Mission with us for the past 2 years. Top to bottom; EldersKlein,Wille,Thomas,Moss,Williams,Neibaur,Cobarruvias,Gonzalez,Gale,Hines,Crea,
PerezT,Leon,Urbina. We love them and have appreciated their desire to find, teach and baptize those who have been prepared to receive this glad message of the restored gospel. We will continue to pray for their welfare and happiness...they leave as a part of our mission family. Our hearts are joyful...as we say our goodbyes....but the heartstrings have been pulled tight so tears do not fall.
Our next 4th of July will be with our family,friends and traditions at the beach in Cayucos. Our family and friends were together today enjoying celebrations of our nation's independence. LaRayne & Dahl were hosting the festivities and they will never know how much we appreciate their love...Hollmans gathered as well and the BBQ was enjoyed by all. Tengo gozo en mi alma hoy!