Lots of preparation goes into getting their passports,travel plans, letters and special packets ready with newsletters and inspiring talks. My mom is visiting and she helped with meal preparation and also packet stuffing!
Elder Martin and Elder Fidel were also part of this group, but left a few weeks early, due to needs to be home. We had special dinners for each of them in an intimate setting. Just one on one.
We loved our last night with Elder Fidel on Wednesday November 5th. It was a great chance to talk one on one with him and understand more about his mission experience. He reminded us that he is the only member of the church in his family and hopes he can go home and convey to family members what he has been doing for the past two years. Elder Fidel is 26 years old and has given his all to his mission experience. It was delightful to spend time with him.
Then on Tuesday November 11th, we had another one-on-one dunner with Elder Martin, who was heading home two weeks early.
“Bowing humbly and reverentially before the redeemer, confessing our weakness, rendering service, making sacrifices, being willing to be inconvenienced, lifting and strengthening one who has fallen, expressing loving kindness… there are the tokens of true christianity, the emblems of discipleship, the coin of the celestial realm. They manifest to God and to ourselves who and what we have become.“ Kigali-Rwanda