At church, it was kind of sad today as the focus was on Elder and Sister Andros' departure (next day). and the weather is awful - blowing like crazy and definitely not "going around you, just straight through you"! They have pot-luck lunch twice a month and this was one of them. It was fairly good - I tried a little moussaka just to see if it tasted better than what we have tried at home. I don't know if it was the "real McCoy" or if it was a variation, but liked the one that we had at Santorini's in Calgary better.
There is a tradition for departing missionaries - it is a gathering on Mars Hill where those departing share their testimony and sing the mission song. Normally, it is a pleasant and very special little gathering, but, the weather had not improved and it was a touch and go decision as to have it there or not. In the end, it was held there because the majority ruled and the majority were young missionaries, whose blood runs well and cold doesn't seem to affect them!! The wind was brutal and even made hearing what was said difficult. I had to think that "the pioneers" must have gone through similar circumstances, or worse, and they didn't have a warm place to go at night.