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