Saturday, June 23, 2012
ANOTHER DAY WITH NO WORDS
A second day of Love and good-byes.
Another wonderful group of Missionaries.
Again we had incredible musical numbers.
We have always had so many gifted musicians in the mission.
And today the mission presented us with the most
incredible picture ever.
A picture of the DC temple made out of 4200 small pictures of our missionaries
and of baptisms the last 3 years.
I was just overwhelmed. What an amazing thing to make for us.
I love it and I love these missionaries.
No words to thanks them.
At the end of the conference today, we had a receiving line and every missionary came up and gave
us hugs and handshakes and we got to say our good-byes.
It was wonderful.
I've waited a long time to hug these missionaries.
THE OTHER HALF OF THE MISSION
Elder Tacaki played a piano solo. Joseph Smith's First Prayer.
He is a concert pianist from Brazil. It was so beautiful.
Elder Liew, from Malysia, also an incredible pianist-very trained
He played Claire de Lune. And he has such feeling as he plays.
The assistants teaching the group how to do a Flash Mob at the upcoming fireside.
Do we look surprised? The missionaries brought up this magnificent
picture they had made for us.
It is so amazing. It is made of 4200 small tiles with pictures of our missionaries
What a treasure.
Elder Johnson speaks
Elder Parker speaking
Elder DeHaan and Elder Coates played a beautiful rendition of Come Thou Font, Praise to the Man and a medely of other songs. As he moved into Praise to the Man, Elder Parker came into the room playing onthe bagpipes. It was really touching. It is such a powerful and dramatic instrument.
I loved it.
Elder Parker on the Bagpipes
President Albright wearing the Lei that Sisters Raynor and Ahokava gave to us.
With Elder Hanson
With Elder Carnline