Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Farewell to Dear Friends and Fellow Missionaries!

Elder and Sister Mackay have to leave us 3 months early for surgery on Elder Mackay's knee. We were already one couple missionary short in the office because our assigned couple has had complications since November and haven't arrived yet! The Mackay's were doing both couples responsibilities! A Big Thank You goes to the Mackay's for a job well done!
Arrive---the angels who have been sent from heaven above to help us while we have no permanent missionary couples in the office!
They come completely capable and know the right people to get the job done right after having already served a mission in the Area Office. Both widowed, Elder Shepherd shared the gospel with Sister Shepherd and she embraced the it and him! They married and of Sister Shepherd's 15 years as a member of the church, 10 of those years have been serving missions! Special thanks for willing and able warriors ready to serve the Lord whenever and wherever He needs them! We love the Shepherd's!

Sister Tripple is a gentle giant of a woman! She chose to serve a full time mission after her husband passed away. She is so valiant! She did such a wonderful job as a proselyting Sister and now we are putting her financial skills to work in the office to get us through this time! Thank you Sister Tripple and the super supportive family and friends that are cheering her on!

Sister Tiatia and Tafolo are full-time proselyting sisters who have been called into the office on assignment to help us through this as well. They input baptisms, track media campaign referrals and answer phones and take process the mail! We couldn't do it without them. Thank you Sisters! How grateful we are for their smiles and cheery voices!
Wow, if couples only knew how valuable and needed they are to help the Lord's work progress! What a blessing the Lord's work is in their lives and the lives of their children at home!

1 comment:

Kiwa Nana or Papa said...

Oh, what a wonderful team!!! Tell them I love and miss them all. I can still feel Sister Tiatia's superb hugs. Sister Jackson gives her best to her and the whole mission also. I heard her speak on Sunday as she is on her way to serve in Scotland on her second procelyting mission on April 1st. She leaves 2 single young adults in her home and knows the Lord will take better care of them than she can. Serving is addictive & contagious!!! I can not wait until my time comes again.
Sister Miriam Langford