We have had a busy but pleasant week. We went to the airport to watch nine very special missionaries leave for home. We drove three cars to the airport. We will miss these departing missionaries, but we are excited to for the five new ones arriving the next day, three elders and two sisters. After picked them up from the airport, we went directly to Mars Hill for a testimony meeting. The new missionaries are guests in our apartment for a few nights until they go to their assigned locations.
We spent some time preparing for our talks in Sacrament Meeting. We are both speaking in church on Sunday. With vacations, the other two members of the branch presidency will be gone and all three pianists are out of town, so I will conduct and Linda will play the piano. When we arrived at church, we were happy to see that we had 10 visitors from Virginia.
We are looking forward to a dinner with Thanos and the rest of the cousins early next week.
The highlight of the week was the birth of Cleo Kay Ladle. We loved the pictures and updates.
We appreciate all the letters and prayers!