Monday, April 18, 2016

Cleaning and "The Sister Sisters" - 4/18/2016

Today was the beginning of another week.

This morning we woke up to this going on outside.

Cleaning lights, Scrubbing sidewalks, More scrubbing sidewalks, Still more scrubbing, Lawn mowing

And our friend Oscar.
I'm so impressed at the cleaning that goes on around the temple.  It's amazing to me.

I did some laundry and vacuumed for my cleaning.

Wayne did some Unicad work.

This afternoon we met the American Senior Missionaries in the mall for a farewell lunch at Don Belisarios for "The Sister Sisters".

Sister Donetta Vaughan and Sister Sandra Angell  We love you Sisters! We will miss you!

We were able to meet the new Sister Millers. They are sisters. They are taking over the office responsibilities of the Sister Sisters.  Meet the Millers

Most of us went to Tottus after lunch to get a few groceries. I found some real milk!  It is fresh, pasteurized, cold milk.

The milk is gone, but it was really good.  The only milk we've been able to find here, is milk that doesn't need to be refrigerated. It doesn't taste like our milk at home. We were all happy to find this milk. Now the trick is to find it again.

When missionaries go home, it is a tradition for members and friends of the missionaries to go to the airport to say goodbye and see them off.  We have never done this before, but thought it might be fun. We went with Bill and Sandy and Jim and Patti to see the missionaries and "The Sister Sisters" off and give them one last hug!

We were amazed at how many people come from far and near to say goodbye to the missionaries they have grown to love.

It was fun to see the excitement and love.  It was also a bittersweet for them as they said their goodbyes to their Peruvian friends. Life long memories and experiences through the Gospel and serving, both for the missionaries and the Peruvians.

Sister Furness went home to Terreton, Idaho

Sister Tonga went home to West Valley

Elder Rareba and Sister Fackrell

Sister Angell went home to Rexburg Idaho Sister Vaughn went home to St. George.

Eighteen missionaries were going home but only 16 got on the plane to Lima at 6:00. Sister South and Sister Coleman's parents came to pick them up.

They will be coming to the temple tomorrow for one last session in our beautiful temple. They will be traveling around Peru before heading home.

It was really fun seeing the excitement and saying goodbye to the missionaries we have grown to know and love.

As we waited for the plane to leave, the sun was setting on a beautiful day shared with wonderful friends and awesome missionaries.

Thanks Bill, Sandy, Jim, and Patti for sharing the day with us.

We are so blessed to be serving in the Trujillo North Mission with such wonderful people, and members of the church. These friendships will be for a lifetime and on to eternity.

Written by Jan

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