It was our last time having the missionaries over while being in Malaysia. It was such a fun treat for us when we saw an Elder who had now become AP tag along with the zone leaders to our home. He was here when we were first here and we have some great memories. We felt like we started and ended with him which was pretty special to us. He will be heading home in Novemember and we wish him all the best.
Its funny because we always watch the missionaries come and go but were not usually the ones leaving so it was very emotional for me tonight. They brought along an investigator Carmen that has been to our house multiple times and we just adore and love her so much! Her baptismal date is in September. We are so thankful that we got to spend some time with her before heading home. I have also gotten really close to Sister Parcell as she has been here almost the whole entire time we have. She is from Provo so it is not goodbye for us just a see you later.
It has been incredible to see the blessings that have outpoured into our home because of having them over. They are all so incredible and we truly love them so much. It just puts a smile on my face knowing how much Stockton adores them. Everytime they would come over he would run into the house excited and yell friends, friends. They really were his best friends and don’t you worry he always put on a good show for them.
It will be hard leaving Malaysia and not having the same relationship with the missionaries. Being from Utah you just don’t get the same closeness with them as there are waiting lists to just have them over to eat. Here we needed each other. I have such a strong testimony of the power of missionary work now more than ever. We will miss them, but they will always be in our prayers and hearts.