Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Goodbye Trinidad, Goodbye West Indies

One of our last preparation days, we invited our whole zone to our apartment for a goodbye luncheon for us.

Don't we make a fabulous group?

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Before lunch some of the elders played a little basketball and I gave a few more haircuts.
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They were all looking like handsome dogs when I was finished with them!
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Meanwhile, Elders Baxter and Gaddy lounged around and gabbed and relaxed. .
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And then came lunch!
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More lunch!
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Elder Gaddy's plate...He was ready to dive into his food and I had to hold him back to get a picture.
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Elders Beeson and Jones
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Elder Lang looking a little strange...
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Elder Peterson
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Elder Morris (is that you?) and Elder Clark
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Elders Winzenreid and Neilson
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Elders Carter and Jarvis
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Elder Cornwall
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And Elder Bullock...Hey, where'd all the chicken wrapped in ham go?
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We had dessert, too, but somehow I've forgotten what delectable thing we had to eat.

After dinner we lined up the cameras for one last group shot...
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While I tried to figure out how to move the furniture and set up the shot.
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Our last preparation day with the elders was very special for us. We've loved the elders so much and now we miss not being there to look out for them.

At the end of our luncheon, we began to close down our apartment. Here's what it looked like after half of our furniture was given away.
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A few days later I found our zone leader, Elder Nielson, asleep on the job.
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Goodbye to the branch...

A couple of days before we left Point Fortin, the branch held a surprise going away party for us. It was held in a meeting format where whoever wanted to go to the pulpit and say something nice about us could take a turn. It was a special night for us and we felt very loved and appreciated.

After we were all fed dinner, we posed for these group photos.

Notice someone is in my spot...our branch president, Pres. Mohammed.
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I had to show each of these shots because Elder Lang, who is on the far left, put on a real show in each one.
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The morning we left, the two elders we served with every day, Elders Baxter and Lang, fixed us waffles and hash browns in their apartment. What a treat it was for two old missionaries on their way home to be fussed over by our two good missionary buddies.

I can't believe you are in a serious pose, Elder Lang! There's got to be a first for everything.
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But, not in this one!
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Nor in this one!
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I've gotten pretty good at setting my camera and running to jump in the picture before the shutter snaps!

We really miss all those days we served with these missionaries in Point Fortin, Trinidad...and the 20 months we served in Guyana, South America.

I guess we'll have to serve another mission in a couple of more years! It's the best.

4 comments:

Tamara said...

Welcome home! It's been a joy following your adventures. I hope you keep us updated from time to time about the fun you have back at home!

susie said...

Ditto's I have been so glad for your first hand reporting. Elder Bryan will be coming home May 27th and speaking in church on May 30th I love the West Indies Mission. Susan Bryan

Anja Re said...

Dear Sister and Elder Bullock,
I'm an invesigator of your church in the Netherlands and I followed your mission blog quite some time. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Have a nice time back home with your family.
Kind regards, Anja Rebber

E said...

Oh my goodness, Hna Bullock! It doesn't seem like that long ago that you finished in La Laguna, and now you all have another mission under your belts. You have touched so many missionaries and members and people everywhere. I hope we can be half the missionaries you guys are when our time comes to serve together. We love and miss you!! I wish you could've blogged about the Canaries, that would've been awesome!! You'll definitely need to get this blog printed (it'll be huge!!)