Sir Winston Churchill
We both, Lonnie McOmber and Kathy McOmber have had that opportunity. We can see how the Lord needed us in the GREAT California Long Beach Mission at this time and we needed this experience! We feel it has been our privilege to serve the Lord, Mission Presidents and wives, missionaries and the people in the area. As always, change is hard. We had a hard time leaving home two years ago, and then had a hard time leaving our mission, but again, we know this is where we need to be at this time. Next week there is going to be a new ward formed in our stake and we know it involves us, so there will be plenty of opportunities to serve.
|Saying "Good bye" to our many wonderful friends at the departure fireside.|
|Our granddaughters, Maci and Avri were able to go to the departure fireside and took this picture of the missionaries present singing "We'll Bring the World His Truth".|
|Our last morning there, I had my last check up at the VA hospital in Long Beach. I am finding a doctor here to finish my treatments. The one thing we will not miss is the traffic...not at all!|
|Our family was very happy to see us home...they met us at the door with cheers, it was so wonderful!|
|We could not have done our mission without the support of many people, but especially Glen, Sara and kids; they managed all our "business" here at home. I made this as a small token of thanks.|
|I went by my Labor and Delivery work to see my friends. I was welcomed with open arms, made me cry, I appreciate them so much! This is one of my friends, Lori.|
|A successful spike!|
|Since we do not have cable or internet at our home yet, we watched General Conference at Glen and Sara's home with our grandkids. These are their worksheets.|
|Maci and I taking notes.|
I would like to close this Memoir with a 4th verse that an Elder in our mission wrote for "We'll Bring the World His Truth". This verse is by Elder Alexander Richie 2012-2013
We have the faith,
That God will provide.
The children who which,
The spirit will drive.
Praying by day,
And working till night,
We'll conquer battles
And win the fight.
We are as the Army of Heleman
Di-sciples called since our youth.
Long Beach, Ca-li!
Sing praises to our God
As we bring the world His Truth.
Carol M Stephens in the Oct 2013 General RS Meeting said:
" When you love, watch over, and serve others in small and simple ways, you are actively participating in the work of salvation, God’s work “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”
WHAT A SPECIAL PRIVELEGE AND ADVENTURE!!!