Thursday, September 4, 2008
Farewell - September 4th Group
This morning we bid farewell to the last of three installments in the September 3rd Transfer group of departing elders. First, we said our goodbyes to Elder Dumouchel in Sint Maarten. He had to go home early to enroll in school mid-August. Second, we hosted Elders Kaspers and Robinson on August 18th in Trinidad. They too had to rush home for school. Lastly, we hosted Elders Snider, Walker, Lucero and Davis. They actually had quite fun trying to be unique about their departing photo. It seems as though the July 23rd group made quite an impression with their posing as if for a men's fashion magazine. Their contribution was a "staged" reenactment of a district meeting led by Elder Snider. True to form, Elder Davis was the "enforcer," as the group remembered what he was like 2 years ago in the MTC.
This band of brothers was in the mission for every major milestone accomplished since the barrier of 100 baptisms was first broken during the White Christmas of December 2006. Each time a group leaves, the mission is once again reminded of what an impact such powerful men have had upon the West Indies. September 4th is such a minder as has been each group who returned home.