The song "I'll Be Home For Christmas" had a little more meaning this year than ever before
for these missionaries. On December 18th, we had a farewell dinner and testimony meeting for Elder Tipa, who left the next morning to go home to Samoa. On December 19th after their farewell dinner and a testimony meeting, Elder Down's and Elder Graff's parents picked them up. After a night of very little sleep, we headed to the airport with Elders Gawrych and Fulbright. We wished them all a Merry Christmas and told them good-bye as they finished their missions. What a great Christmas
gift for their families!
Elders Downs, Fulbright, Graff and Gawrych, President and Sister Black