Monday, May 29, 2017

Saying Good-bye is Hard to Do

These two people, Elder & Sister Patterson, were my lifesavers
the first few months of the mission.  I had a hard time adjusting, and was very homesick . 

 They were serving in Kuala Lumpur as Public Affairs Missionaries. 
They have certainly made a difference here in Malaysia and will be missed so much by many.

The Pattersons are so kind and wonderful and made us feel so loved and welcomed. 
We were able to spend several days with them in Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, and also in Singapore when we were there for Senior Conferences.  We will certainly miss them. 

The hardest part for me was not being able to see them to tell them good-bye and thank them personally for all they had done for me.  They were in Singapore for the Senior Conference last week, and when we were travelling into Singapore, we were denied access by the Singapore Immigration Officer.  He never gave us a reason,  just told us that we would have to go back to Malaysia.  They give missionaries a hard time occasionally, but have never denied access to a senior couple in the past two years since President Simmons has been the president.  I was devastated but there was nothing that we could do.  Life goes on!
We returned home, and I was bummed for a few days. 
We did watch the conference on Skype, but it definitely is not like being there. 

We love you Elder & Sister Patterson, Thank you for everything!!

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