Saturday, July 30, 2016

Provo MTC

Official After Being Set Apart

Our First Day..Locating the Philippines on the map at the MTC

Photos of our Group.  It was such a delight to get to know these wonderful people who are now on their way around the world to share their talents and spirits with the people they will serve..each one sacrificing so much.  We loved coming to know them and sharing this part of our lives.

The daily miracle of feeding the 2500 three times a day.

David was kidding with some sisters sitting next to us when one asked if he had a brother who lived in Washington.  She said he looked like and had the same humor as her former bishop in Federal Way..David's brother, Clark.  Such a coincidence since there were thousands of others we could have visited with.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mission Farewell
July 17th, 2016

As everyone gathered there was lots of fun.  Movie, ice cream and..
an evening with the adults at Sundance.  Amy and Travis surprised us by coming from NYC and DC.
Sunday after our farewell talks, there was a large gathering of family and friends at our home.  We are appreciative of the love and support offered to us. 

Cousins gather as the adults visit.

This was the first time we had all of our adult children at the same time and place since our wedding.  We were minus Travis and Amy's spouses and families.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Call to the Philippines

Hilma and David's mission call came the morning after they arrived in Washington, DC for Grandparents' Day. They decided to have Calder read the call over Google Hangout.  All of the children gather from around the country.

George is waving the Georgian flag because they are absolutely sure they are going to Tbilisi, Georgia in the Armenia, Yerevan Mission.


But then, no!  They are going to the Philippines, San Pablo mission!  My mom thinks Calder is kidding, which wouldn't be so farfetched.  It's no joke.

After a sleepless night, they put on a brave face for Grandparents' Day.

24 hours later, they are feeling better as they eat Filipino food and make their first Filipino friend.