Friday, 23 March 2012

Sun. Mar. 18th 2012

Well - with everything else going on, we had to give talks at meetings today!  After meetings there was a little program and lunch to celebrate the Relief Society  Anniversary which was very nice.

Then another "departing missionary" tradition took place at Mars Hill which is just below the Acropolis.  Mars Hill is where the Apostle Paul addressed the Athenians. So, the departing missionaries, plus all who want to attend  gather there and each missionary gives a last little minute talk/testimony and then photos are taken.  The last one we attended was in November and the wind was so cold and strong, it was quite unpleasant - but this day, was gorgeous and there were lots of people just sitting around on the rocks enjoying the view and the sunshine.

We made sweet & sour meatballs over rice for supper and then those missionaries went back to finishing their collage for Sis. Charles.  It was 12:30 when we all finished -  I guess, at this point mission rules "go out the window" - they NEEDED to get it done as the first two had to leave at 4:45 to get their flight - the next three had to leave at 7:00 and then the last sister's flight was in the afternoon because of her late connection to Ireland!!!

This shows you what Mars Hill looks like with some of the missionaries already gathered.

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This is part of the view of Athens from there

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