New Year's Day we slept in, went down to the exercise room and did our 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill, went to the mission office from 3-6pm, then to the Morgan's Mission Home. It was such a wonderful event. Sister Debbie Morgan had cooked flank steak, salad, corn, beans, rolls, baked potatoes and cheesecake for dessert with blueberries and strawberries on top.
Each of the departing 22 missionaries bore their testimonies, as well as President and Sister Morgan. President told the missionaries, "You can go home, but can't ever go back to what they were before their missions. They now know too much. They have experienced miracles, felt the Holy Ghost's influence as they have taught about the restored gospel. They have refined their lives and humbled their hearts. They have become true disciples of Christ, and never will as pure in their lives as they are at that moment.