My husband and I were invited to speak in Church today. A number of returned missionaries and others connected to the West Indies Mission contacted us about attending. We posted details on Facebook and opened our house before and after the church meetings. We were looking forward to seeing a few of our wonderful mission friends but we had no idea how many would come.
The day is now finished and I still have no idea how many people came by our house and to church (I should have counted!), but all I can say is that it was overwhelming - in a good way. The house was full of family, friends and missionaries, the streets were full of cars, and the chapel was overflowing with wonderful saints.
The highlight was when all the West Indies missionaries (elders and couples) were invited to come to the front of the chapel and sing "Called to Serve." What a moment! What power!
We were also privileged to hear briefly from Elder Craig Christensen of the Seventy, and Elder Neil L Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
What a day!
I didn't get too many pictures - I was too busy visiting with many many wonderful RMs (and some of their wives!) and at least 20 families of currently serving missionaries. I will try to collect a few pictures and share them soon.
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