Thursday, May 21, 2015

Last of All

It's hard to believe that it's over. Eighteen months! We have truly enjoyed this opportunity to serve our Heavenly Father in the Ohio Cincinnati Mission. The missionaries, President and Sister Porter, Angola - they will all be a part of our lives forever. The lyrics of the song "For Good" from Wicked totally express my feelings at this time:

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...

Because I knew you...
I have been changed for good...
We love you all so very much!!!
"Thanks for the memories!"

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Welcome Spring!

Spring has finally sprung in Angola! 

We enjoyed a beautiful day at the Columbus Temple with Jodi (who also happens to be our Primary President).

It's always fun to visit the Hoovers in Topeka. This time we took Jackie with us. 

Our little Angola Branch.

 The Library got a new statue!

Branch clean-up day kept these two out of trouble.