July 9, 2017
Today we went to the Clark’s homecoming in Pleasant View. Jeff Clark served as our Mission President in the California Fresno Mission. The talks were wonderful. They had all of the missionaries who served with them come to the front to sing Called to Serve for the rest hymn. There were between 80 and 100 missionaries — elders, sisters, and seniors — singing. It was very moving.
We went to their home for lunch afterwards. Jeff and Bonnie’s children did a wonderful job of organizing the parking, food, and photos. We sang Called to Serve as a “thank you” to the Clark’s after lunch. This was the same way the missionaries thanked anyone who served them in the California Fresno Mission. We were able to see many of the young and senior missionaries with whom we served on our last mission.
We went back to the hotel to checkout and repack the car. We had a late checkout, but the desk clerk failed to record it properly. The maid went to our room before we got back and reported that we had checked out and left all of our belongings. They wanted to know if we were going to come back and get our things. We got the problem settled and left the hotel about 3:00.
We stopped to see Sister Fanning’s best friend in Roy, Utah, and had a nice visit.
We stopped in Salt Lake to have dinner with our son, Reed; our daughter, April; her friend Erica; and our granddaughter, Marissa. April was in Salt Lake to pick up Marissa after her flight home from visiting with her father in Denver. We had a nice visit with our family.
We arrived in Provo about 8:00 and checked into our hotel. We again went to bed early.
Pictures of Jeff and Bonnie Clark (President and Sister Clark) and the missionaries singing thank-you, the California Fresno Mission way.