Thursday, January 26, 2012

Seven Missionaries Returned Home in January

President Laycock, Sister Laycock, Sister Verastegi
Santiago Airport, January 5, 2012

It is a mystery to us how Heavenly Father causes us to love every one of our missionaries so deeply. It is as if they are own children. We want them to succeed in every aspect of their lives. We pray for them all to be able to return to their homes, remain active and faithful in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, find eternal companions, and create eternal families. We hope for all of them to gain the gift of eternal life through their faithfulness and obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. We love them all dearly, and we will miss every one of them so much. We look forward to seeing them often over the coming years of our lives. They inspire us in every way.

Sister Laycock, Elder Villagran, President Laycock
Santiago Airport, January 24, 2012

President Laycock, Elder Besich, Sister Laycock
Santiago Airport, January 23, 2012

President Laycock, Elder Bess, Sister Laycock
Santiago Temple January 2012

Sister Laycock, Elder Montecinos, President Laycock
Santiago Airport, January 24, 2012

Elder Deaver, President Laycock, Sister Laycock, Elder Hooser
Santiago Airport, January 23, 2012

President Laycock, Sister Laycock, Elders Montecinos, Hooser, Villagran, Deaver, and Lopez
Santiago Temple, January 20, 2012

President and Sister Laycock had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Santiago Temple with these Elders as they faithfully completed their mission service. (Actually, Elder Lopez will not finish until March, but we invited him to accompany us a little early.) Then we spent the day with them and showed them some of the important cultural sites in Santiago and learned together. We enjoyed a sweet lunch with them, and promised to stay in touch over the years of our lives.

It was difficult to say good-bye to them, but we know that their influence will be felt among the missionaries, members, and people in Chile forever. We are so thankful for their faithful service. We love them all dearly!!! We will miss them tremendously. They have been a great blessing to all of us in the Chile, Santiago East Mission.

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