March 5, 2015
" Every birthday, not just the ones marking a new decade, is a significant milestone. Every age brings with it three hundred and sixty five Real Life lessons. We turn not older with years, but newer everyday." So, happy birthday, happy birthday to you. I've got a good feeling that this coming year is going to be your best yet. Heaven knows you deserve it." ~Sarah Ban Breathnach
This birthday sentiment is relevant for all of us. Each day on a mission, I turn the page and see who has a birthday in the mission. I call the Elders on behalf on both President Dunn and I and wish them a happy birthday and a great year ahead. When I woke up on March 5th, I got to celebrate a wonderful birthday for my companion.
Well, as President Dunn reached the age of 57 today, we had to celebrate by leaving at 5 am for a 57 Kilometer bike ride. We met our biking friend, Carmen and all three of us pedaled around the Cradle of Humankind for a great start to a birthday...before the day really got started for everyone else.
He even stopped a moment for a photo opp. This is one happy birthday boy!
|We have proof that we reached our 57 KM goal.|
|President Dunn and I paused after the bike ride and enjoyed a little breakfast at Avianto and then onto the mission office. Our zone leaders were on their Thursday "pick up" rounds and many dropped in to wish President Dunn a happy birthday.|
|Pictured are Elder Thompson, Van Heerdan, Leman, Pres. Dunn, Elder Wambua, Stilgoe and Riley|