October 05, 2008

Mission Reunion

A few months ago, Jeni and I formed a committee with some former companions to hold a mission reunion for our second mission president, James J. Hamula, now a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. That reunion took place on Friday night and it was a wonderful experience. President Hamula and his whole family spoke to us and we spent the evening with close to 30 former missionaries and their spouses. I had the privilege of serving in the mission office with Spencer Fluhman (now a religion professor at BYU), and James Anderson (now a very successful dentist) when President Hamula and his family arrived into the field over 14 years ago. This was the first time the four of us had been together since those first few months of their arrival and it was just great.

We count our missionary service as one of the greatest blessings not only of our lives, but for our lives. We also count it a great blessing to know President Hamula and we're so excited for the rest of the world to get to know him as a result of his new assignment. And, it looks like that is already happening as he spoke during last night's Priesthood session. Amazing!

Below are pictures of Jeni, me and President Hamula, one with Spencer, me and James, and one with Jeni and two of her former companions, Heidi Marberger and Heather Disbrow.