Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014 Departing Missionaries

We love these dedicated missionaries and pray for the Lord's blessings to be with them 
as they Return with Honor to their families and friends.
 May 2014 Departing Batch
Front row (L-R):  Sister Edwards, Sister Navarathna, Sister Briones and Sister Caunca
Back row:  Elder Kauer, Elder De Jesus, Elder Lamoglia, Elder Sagayno, Elder Gojo Cruz, Elder Sanchez, Elder Martos and Elder Gomitas

                                                                   Elder Gomitas                                       Elder Sagayno

                                                               Elder Lamoglia                                        Elder Gojo Cruz

                                                                   Elder Sanchez                                      Elder De Jesus

                                                                    Elder Martos                                       Elder Kauer

                                                                  Sister Caunca                                    Sister Navarathna

                                                                 Sister Briones                                       Sister Edwards

Arriving at the Mission Office

                                                        After our testimony meeting, Sister Mortensen, Mission Secretary,
                                                                explains the contents of their departing packets

 President Mortensen, 1st Counselor in the Mission Presidency, 
helps the Assistants fill the water glasses, then it's time to eat...

 Arriving at the Dagupan bus station

Thursday, May 29, 2014

RM Reunion

While in Manila recently for the Mission Presidents' Seminar, we arranged a reunion with the Filipino RMs who could attend. It was such a joyful experience to renew our love for these wonderful returned missionaries. We were impressed to find out that many of them have 2 or 3 callings and are busy with school and work. Their testimonies are strong and they are maintaining the "brightness" they possessed during their missions. We are so happy that they are magnifying their callings and continuing to do missionary work. A few will soon be married in the temple. It is fun to keep in touch with all the RMs, wherever they may be, through emails and social media. 
RMs from Baguio and Urdaneta Missions