Our three years in Pennsylvania are quickly coming to an end. At the end of this month, President and Sister Bednar will replace us, and we will leave the mission home in Pittsburgh to return to our home in Providence, Utah. The Bednars are wonderful and will lead the PPM to higher heights.
We have mixed emotions as we think about this change in our lives. These three years have been challenging and trying at times. They have also been richly rewarding and fulfilling. They have changed our hearts and how we see the world. We will be eternally grateful for the blessing of spending virtually every hour of every day together serving as full time representatives of Jesus Christ. Working with 650+remarkable missionaries has blessed our lives immeasurably.
We are very excited to see our children, grandchildren and large extended families again. We are also looking forward to the freedom of post mission life. We will miss this beautiful state, the members and especially the missionaries. There will be a void in our hearts, as we leave this blessed place.
Many have asked when our mission report/welcome home will take place. Here are the details:
Date: July 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Providence 5th Ward Chapel -- 355 S Canyon Rd, Providence, UT 84332
After the Sacrament meeting we will go to a nearby park where we will get a chance to visit with missionaries, their parents and friends. Details:
Location: Von Baer Park -- 330 E Center Street, Providence, UT 84332
Time: 2:45 PM – 6:00 PM
As mentioned above, our return home will give us an opportunity to spend time with our large families. We expect our schedule will be quite full. We also look forward to seeing PPM returned missionaries. If you would like to visit us in Providence, please contact us in advance so we can arrange a time that will work with our schedules. The easiest way to do that is with FB Messenger.
We are thrilled at the thought of seeing many of you on July 9. We will also hold a missionary reunion in October. Details on that will be forthcoming.
President & Sister Johnson