We honestly thought we were all done with goodbyes.
Early this morning, President Robison walked into the big living room where we held many wonderful zone conferences and wished he could see the missionaries one more time. Little did he know what was happening outside our gate.
The assistants (Elders Hamilton and Jones) and two of the zone leaders (Elders Williams and Worthington) arrived just before 6:00 AM to take us to our flight.
We climbed in the big mission van.
Pulled out of the driveway.
Drove through our gate.
Took one last look down our pretty street.
And what did we see?
Every missionary in Trinidad standing along the sides of our street waving handkerchiefs (paper towels actually) and singing 'Called to Serve." I can't think of a more beautiful (and tearful) sight.
They followed us down the road
And we just had to stop for a quick photo
Thanks to the couples (talented Sister Myers in particular) who helped gather the elders and made this sweet memory possible (and fed them all breakfast afterwards!).
Hurrah for Israel!
Hurrah for the West Indies Mission!