August was a GREAT month as we returned to Utah for Janae and Kyle's wedding at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. Janae and Kyle did a fabulous job planning it all--wonderful wedding dinner at Gardner Village, beautiful ceremony performed by our friend Martin Peterson, and a picture perfect reception at Le Jardin catered by my mother (who will turn 90 in April!) and my 3 sisters. It was so good to see our family and friends--thanks for your support. We also met our new granddaughter Makenna (daughter of Sam and Lisa) for the first time. She was blessed in our home ward.
Exciting news for our mission was the arrival of 2 couples from the United States--the Grundys and the Newtons. The Grundys will replace us as office missionaries and the Newtons will serve as humanitarian missionaries for all of India. The Condies who are serving in Sri Lanka flew in for the arrival of the couples and to attend a conference that President Berrett planned for us all. The conference included an excursion to the Bangalore Zoo which also has a safari park and butterfly farm. It was a fun day!