Sunday, July 17, 2011

Good-bye dear Headlees... Hello to the Jamesons!

We said good-bye to President and Sister Headlee, our mission president and his wife. They left on June 29th to go home to the United States. They were amazing and accomplished much in the 2 years they were here. We had lots of fun with them. We love them and wish them the best... during their break before their next calling. Thanks to you, Headlees, for the sacrifices you have made for all of us and the saints of Africa. On Monday, July 11th, our new mission president and his wife - Brent and Lorraine Jameson - came to town for just one night to meet our missionaries and take us out to dinner. A few years ago, they served as a mission couple for 2 years, in our mission, and got to work under both President Livingstone (before President Headlee) & President Headlee. He was a college French professor for over 30 years. They will be wonderful! They know French, they know the ropes, they love Africa, and they love missionary work.

We discovered that we have much in common. They are from Mesa, Arizona and have 6 children (just like us). He graduated from BYU (Like me) and she graduated from the University of Utah (like Ed). She graduated from Highland High in Salt Lake (like me) 2 years before me and knew my sister Jimae.

We went out for a nice dinner with them, and took a big list of things we wanted to talk to them about. At 11:00pm we realized what time it was, and left the restaurant. (We are usually asleep by 9:30) They will return in September for a longer stay. We already love them and are excited to work with them for the rest of our mission.

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