Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Well Done, Thou Good and Faithful Servant"

We said goodbye to Elder Waite this past week.  He was a good Elder and only here for two transfers, but we quickly came to love him.  We wanted to acknowledge all his service, so we had a dinner (white chili requested by Elder Waite) and had the departing Elders (some were being transferred) share their testimonies.  Some of the Elders had prepared a song for Elder Waite, and they sang it to him.  After the meeting, it just felt like we should do something as he said goodbye, so we had everyone line up on both sides of the room and had Elder Waite walk through giving everyone high 5's.  They all started humming "Chariots of Fire".  It was all fun and I think Elder Waite knew that we all loved him and appreciate his service.

Doesn't he look sharp.  The Elders don't usually have their suit coat on.  He looked good all dressed up in a nice, clean white shirt and shiny shoes.  His Mother will be so proud.

It was hard to see one of our "sons" go through the exit gate.  I offered to travel with him, but Elder Whitesides didn't think that was a very good idea.  I thought I was being quite unselfish ;)

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