This is an example to the send-off the missionaries get when they leave to go home. They receive so many leis and "crowns" that they can hardly move their head. The missionaries are excited and sad at the same time. They have grown to love the people and the beautiful island that they aren't sure they want to leave, but the thought of going home seems to make saying good-by possible.
Last week when the senior couple left who we are replacing, there were more than a hundred members at the airport to say good-bye.