Tuesday, May 22, 2012


SUNDAY, May 20, 2012 we held our departing fireside. It was at the Sydenstryker Chapel this time. 
And we had a great big crowd.  With 15 missionaries departing, we knew it would be large. 
The members, converts and investigators love their missionaries and love to come say good-bye. 
But the purpose of the fireside is for the missionaries to share testimonies and touch the hearts of investigators who are attending.  
The spirit is always wonderful at this meeting.  
We had 16 missionaries  share their testimonies. 
They were: 
Elder Dastrup, Church, Sister Dezzeo, Elder Hiatt, Elder and Sister Heller 
then a musical number by Elder Ochoa
He sang "I Need Thee Every Hour".
Very nice
Next testimonies by:
Sister Holt, Elder Sherwani, Elder and Sister Doyle and Elder Bramwell
Another musical number by 
Elders Church and Wright singing:
Abide With Me
also very nice
Then testimonies by:
Sister Ganbaatar, Elder Hanna, Jensen, Sister Sorenson, Elder Peterson 
And then a testimony by recent convert: 
Rudy Vazquez
As the meeting ends and the closing song is sung, the departing missionaries leave the room. 
Tears and hugs follow

Elder West directs music

Leaving the stand

leaving the building

Elder Liew showed me where he received 5 staples on Wednesday

the crowd fills the gym

Elders Gates and Rowley

Sisters Smith, Murray, The Doyles, Raynor, Sorenson, Olsen, and Dezzeo

Larry Close and Sis Ganbaatar

Sister Ganbaatar and the Caramellos
Winnie Burton with Sister Sorenson

Sister Olsen with the Doyles

sister Dezzeo

Elder Hiatt and Earl

Elder Bramwell

Elder Jensen and friends

Elder Peterson

Elder Sherwani and Bell and Ruby

Elders West, Dastrup, Bell, Bramwell, and McAbee

Elders Hanson and chow

President with the Doyles 

Pres and I with Doyles
Elder Doyle and McAbee

Sister Holt

Elder Hanna

Elders Lau, Dastrup and Perez

Elders Chow and Nelson

Elders Uptain, Mooso and Hanna

Elder Westover

Elders Ker and Rasmussen

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