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Friday, July 8, 2016

What a whirlwind the end of the mission was. What an amazing experience serving with incredible missionaries. Here is the updated video of our 3 years in Panama. It was a little hard to condense 3 years into a 25-minute slideshow, but feel it does a great job representing our time here. Oh how we are going to miss the mission and missionaries!

Here are also some photos of our last day in the mission:

At the Salt Lake airport.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

We can hardly believe that this is our last transfer. We are sure going to miss the missionaries and our life in the mission. Next week will be my last blog post, after we return to the United States. Next week I will also be posting a slideshow of our three years here. What a great privilege and blessing it has been to serve with so many amazing missionaries. We are very excited to welcome President and Sister Current to the mission. We know they will do a great job in building the Lord's kingdom here!

New missionaries from the Guatemala MTC

Part way through the orientation, I noticed this giant moth on the stage curtain.

New missionaries from the Provo MTC

With some of the trainers

Departing Missionaries
We said goodbye to 26 great missionaries this week. Thank you so much for your service. We have loved serving with you!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

We had our last zone conference this past week. It sure seems weird that this day could already be here. We had another fabulous special musical number. Thanks to Elder Mora for arranging the piece and for all those who participated. Bandera de Sion is president's favorite hymn.

Here is the opening hymn, "Que firmes cimientos."

The closing song was "A vencer."

Every missionary got a custom Panama Mission temple recommend holder and a postcard of a mola of the First Vision.

One of our assistants broke off part of his big toenail. The nurse told him that he couldn't cover it and he didn't want to wear flip flops to the zone conference. Since he's going home next week and his shoes were already in bad shape he improvised.

For lunch we had tacos from a Mexican restaurant called Los Tarascos. They were an hour late showing up with the food, but it was fun that they cooked and made the tacos on site.

President with his awesome counselor in the mission presidency, Presidente Bram.