Saturday, October 27, 2012

Amazing Greece!

Our dream of going to Greece finally happened when we got to fly to Athens for the Senior Couple's Missionary Conference last week.

Amazing sites

and equally amazing fellow missionaries

made the conference so enjoyable,


interesting,  (President Freestone working at his desk)

 and totally worth the time and expense. We made such great new friends, and laughed and shared all the wonderful things that each of us are experiencing as we serve the Lord in Cyprus and Greece.  Eleven couples came to the mission home to share and cry and laugh together. President and Sister Freestone were amazing hosts to take us in and feed and serve and love us all.
The Watsons from Utah

The Maxwells from Ireland

The Smiths from Utah

The Vargus from California

The Elks from South Africa

The Colemans from London

The Clarks from Canada

The Colliers from England

We won't forget our stay in amazing Athens

or this handsome little beggar

or his little brother, who were hard to resist,

or the many cats.

Venturing out on our own, the Cyprus couples borrowed the mission van and traveled to Delphi one day.

Words seem insufficient to describe the wonder of this place situated high on a mountain and rich in ancient Greece history and mythology. 

Dancing where they danced and performed,

remembering what it must have been like to live at such a time,

2500 years ago, made us wonder at their civilization now in strange ruin.

At least something living came out of the ancient dead to greet us!

Our time in Greece was perfect, yet it somehow made us quite content to fly back home to our little island in the Mediterranean to finish up the remaining seven months of our mission for the Lord.


  1. I can't believe you only have 7 months left! They are going to miss you when you leave!

  2. Ooh I like this post! Greece looks awesome

  3. You guys were so lucky on this part of your adventures to rub shoulders with missionaries from around the world. The gospel is the same everywhere and brings people together to be instant friends.