Monday, February 20, 2012

Saying Goodbye, Feb. 2012

Saying goodbye is always difficult, but for those in the mission home, one of the hardest goodbyes is to a wonderful couple who have been part of our lives for a year and a half. Sister Virginia Oldroyd faithfully worked to keep the office going strong, and Elder Mark Oldroyd made miracles in the housing situation for the missionaries. And that's just the beginning. They helped in so many other ways and became a part of the lives of many Meito Ward members. They will surely be missed.

This is just one sample of the many people who came to express their love and tell them goodbye.

Then it's off to the airport, trying to keep a stiff upper lip.

Thumbs up for Elder Kishi.

Thank Heaven for missionaries who know the meaning of service and are always there to help.

The Oldroyds were in the mission for two years. Of course they needed to save some memories. Memories take up space in luggage.

Helping with luggage: Elders Hollister, Kishi and Rust.

And now it's time to really say goodbye. We will miss you, Elder and Sister Oldroyd. You are wonderful.

Sister Baird and Sister Oldroyd.

This says it all. Truly, we love you and all you have done to serve in the Japan Nagoya Mission.

Left to right below: Elder Rust and Kishi, Sister Barney, Sister Baird, Elder Jessop, President Baird, and Elder Hollister.
Only VIP's get 8 people (counting the photographer, Elder Barney) to see them off at the airport. God be with you till we meet again!

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