What did we learn? Serving the Lord on a mission is very tough, but the rewards were incredible. We both loved working, serving and being with young people. We, to our surprise, were told we were fun, that we were real, that we were not afraid to roll up our sleeves and work. We like this. We were compared to a mother hen, gathering her chicks under her wings and protecting them. We also like this. We know we have to go back to Moldova one day, hopefully sooner than later. As one remembers all the time, the memories are mostly of the good things. We love this country, with all its glitches and corruption. We love this people, with their intense emotions. We love our friends, who are our family. May this country prosper one day. There is a way, but it is not the way of man, it is the way of God.
So again I finish this post with mostly people, because in the end, a mission is about people.
|Cris and Inesa Bezede, with Almira, this family is very dear to us.|
|Could not remember if I had a picture of how to carry flowers, upside down if a giver, right side up if a recipient. A little hard to keep the water in|
|Marina Vinoradova, whose nickname should be Bubbles|
|Elders Purcell and Forsyth|
|Corina Diacenco and Alexandru Tita|
|Sayng good bye to Mihai|
|Keri Ralls and her sister Cinnamon|
|Now a few of our favorite sisters- first Sister Brianna Dusenberry|
|Siste Victoria Langenstein- my favorite Texan-ever|
|Sister Emma Idiart- far and away Debs favorite sister ever|
|Iulia Iuhimciuc- mission papers are in!|
|Sister Jordan Nemelka|
|One last photobomb- yes she is still our daughter, can you not tell by the tongue roll? PS, she is my favorite Moldovan , but there are many close behind. How does an old man and a young woman become good friends ? Thru the Church.|
|Leaving home, our time is done.|