Saying goodbye to this group was particularly hard. It was the first group of missionaries we welcomed into the mission field. And we were in the MTC together (which is why President Wagner is standing in the picture:-)
We are already missing them but know they will do great things!
Elder Braxton Duncan--Cedar City, UT
Elder Kaleb Payne--Clinton, UT
Elder Taran Pew--Cedar Hills, UT
Elder Derick Morales--Boise, ID
Elder Marcus Fortney--Washington, UT
Elder Jason Eldredge--Draper, UT
Elder Jordan Rodebush--Vista, CA
Elder Yancy Knight--West Jordan, UT
Elder Eric Brighton--Spring, TX
Elder Scott Upchurch--Mesa, AZ
Elder Jaxon Mills--Monroe, UT
Missing from the picture is Elder Jake Longhurst who went home a few months early for health reasons.
Here are a couple pictures from their day in the mission . . .
On the day they arrived in the mission I took pictures of their nice, black, shiny shoes. My hope was to get a picture on their last day of those same shoes, but none of them made it to the end of the mission. Most disposed of those shoes about half way in.
But I did get a couple pictures of the shoes that came next.
And how about a pair of socks?
Waiting for the taxis
We wish them all the very best!