Today is also the day that Elder and Sister Pugmire go home.
|Elder Gallagher & Elder Quezada with the Pugmires|
|Ben & Elder Munoz with the Pugmires|
|Elder & Sister Burnett with the Pugmires|
They are one of the senior couples here in the mission. Hermana Pugmire was the nurse for both the ´Uruguay Montevideo´and ´Uruguay Montevideo West´ missions.
Élder Pugmire was facilities maintenance guy for the mission; he prepared houses to be opened and closed, bought and transported any kind of appliances and furniture for the mission, and a whole potpourri of other really important tasks. He worked a lot with us (as financiers), seeing as we are the ones who find the houses to rent, coordinate the contracts and pay for any necessary repairs or supplies.
Tonight we will be able to go to the airport to see them off. They're very sad to leave, but I'm sure they can't wait to get home and see all of their grandchildren (some of which they haven't even met in person).
I think it would be amazing to serve a mission with my future spouse. Every time I think more and more about how amazing the Church´s organization really is. After seeing just my little portion as financier, the church is amazing. One of the largest and strongest volunteer organizations in the world. That there are tens of thousands full time missionaries that not only are volunteering time, but personal, and family funds to serve the lord.
This last week and a half President Cook was in the conference in Salt Lake where they gave training to all of the new mission presidents. I was on LDS.org and saw a picture of him in one of the conferences. (See link: https://www.lds.org/church/news/missionary-work-broader-than-ever-includes-before-and-after-baptism?lang=eng).