Sunday, December 28, 2008
OUR MISSIONARY FAREWELL
Today was our farewell. I couldn't believe I was standing at the pulpit actually speaking. It felt like I was talking at my own funeral. Of course I had to cry all the way through my talk. I started crying during the opening song when we sang "There is no peace on earth I said, for hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, goodwill to men. Then pealed the bells more loud and sweet, God is not dead nor doth he sleep....." I totally lost it there. My talk was about how the Good Shepherd knows his sheep and we know his voice. Tim gave a great talk on "Our Savior, our friend". It felt so good when the meeting was over. We had a lot of family and friends who came to the house to eat afterwards. There were probably around 50 or so. We had tons of food left over. We had Carolyn & John Everton, Judy Robertson, Spence and Pat Ericksen and Mike and Rosalie Taylor drop by to say goodbye. Now we have this week to get the house cleaned and our bags packed for the MTC. It has been a very busy month. We are very tired but have enjoyed each event that has taken place.