Tuesday, May 22, 2012
DEPARTING MISSIONARY FIRESIDE
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.
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".
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:
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
Elder Hiatt and Earl
Elder Jensen and friends
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
Elders Lau, Dastrup and Perez
Elders Chow and Nelson
Elders Uptain, Mooso and Hanna
Elders Ker and Rasmussen