Melvin Joseph and Merleen Saimon.
We have had so much fun with them from filling out papers, going to Dr.s and Dentist, getting visa applications filled out, getting clothes ready , just about everything to be ready for this day.
Family and friends gathered at the Airport to say their goodbyes, tears all around.
We enjoyed watching, taking pictures, getting in that last hug and saying goodbye, until we meet again.
It is a little bitter sweet for us, when all of these amazing missionaries return we will not be here, and we will probably never see them again in this life.
I am very grateful for Facebook, we will at least be able to keep in touch that way.
They all will be great missionaries
|Sis. Saimon, bound for the Australia Melbourne Mission|
|Me, Mama Saimon, Sis. Saimon, Sis. Fatongia|
|It just wouldn't be a post without goofy Elders|
Elders, Hanson, Barrus, Bourne, & Madill, all trying
on glasses donated to the mission, they are going to let people
Try them on and see if they can find some that will work.
|Mama Saimon, Sis. Saimon, Mama Kalio|
|Elder Joseph, bound for Philippines Quezon City North Mission, Elder Joseph|
is the only member of the church in his family.
|Brandon Saimon and Mama Saimon|
|Elder Joseph & Sister Saimon, last time he can put his arm around a girl for 2 years|
|And guess what was found in our car? Yep, Layven found his|
mission call, but no opening it until he was home with all his family
|Jacob Kalio, he was so excited, all he could do was smile and jump up and down|
|Layven and sister Nayleen, she just returned from the South Dakota Mission|
|Leeroy and dad|
|Jacob got to go first, The Marshall Islands Mission|
|and off on the other side of the Island, Czvury Gallen opened his call...............................|
|an excited family, the very first Gallen to ever serve a mission|
|A very happy Gallen family. Czvury is going to the|
Philippines San Pablo Mission
I can honestly say, I love everything we are doing out here, but I really think my favorite is the Mission calls. Most of these young adults, never thought they would ever have the opportunity to serve a mission, so to see so many, in fact the majority, are the very first missionaries in their families.
They are starting a legacy that will bless generations all over the world.
"Shall we not go on in so great a cause"