Here are pictures from his last days there and his arrival home. ENJOY!!!
LAST DAYS OF THE MISSION
(Always great to end with a baptismal service)
|Brother Gomez's baptismal service.|
Elder Pennington taught him in the La Piedra Ward.
|Bro. Gomez's Baptismal Service|
|Elder Pennington - a banana for Halloween|
|Last Halloween of the mission - Pennington & Mounts|
Saying Good-Bye to Fellow Missionaries
|Sisters Buitrago and Troncoso|
|Sisters Carson and Goodwine|
|Elders Svenson & Hansen|
|Sisters Harris and Davies|
|Sisters Hernandez and Padilla|
|Elders Holloway and Thacker|
|MJ showed up for a final meeting to say good-bye|
|I couldn't have survived the last 2 years with out MJ|
|Elders Phister and Holyoak|
|Elders Hite and Tippetts|
|Twinnin' with this sister missionary from Colombia - Sister Buitrago|
Saying Good-Bye to Families
|The Barney Family|
|The Carlos Family|
|The Crouch Family|
|The Lomavita Family|
|The Gabaun Family|
|I'm going to miss this filipino - Rey|
|Rey, Elder Mounts, Elder Rose, Elder Pennington|
|The Villareal Family|
First Stop - The Temple & Mission Home
|Last trip to the Redlands Temple with all outgoing|
missionaries and Pres. & Sis. Hammons
|Pres. Hammons Facebook post about their trip to the temple.|
|Pres. Hammons post on Facebook about those leaving on 11/7/17|
|FB post continues about their last meals in the mission.|
|Waving good-bye to Pres. and Sister Hammons and|
the California Riverside Mission
ONT to SLC to ATL to MEM
|Elder Avei's parents surprise Elder Pennington|
with a lei anda pepperoni pizza in SLC airport
|And they also surprise Elder Pennington's mom with a text!|
|I'm coming home... after a couple more layovers. Lol|
|Flew to SLC with Elder Langley, but here they part ways.|
|The Welcoming Party in MEM at 9:40pm on 11/7/17|
|Mom gets the first hug, then Dad.|
What a great feeling!
|The Andersen's - where's Bill?!|
|Da boys are together again - Chad, Jack, Nathan, Drew, and Chris|
|The Denton's were there too!|
|Married man Josh Kennedy in da house!|
|Maw maw flew in from Hurricane, UT|
to see her grandson return with honor.
|A friend and boys from church - J. Po, Kendall, Daniel,|
Nathan, Gustavo, Chandler, and Wesley
|Ms. Lisa wouldn't miss this for anything!|
|The Posey's were a great support to Nathan throughout|
his entire mission and were there to welcome him home too!
|Uncle Howard and Aunt Pam welcomed|
him home with open arms and a few tears.
|Sam and Jake are glad their big brother is home.|
Lotsa Cool Signs
|Cool sign momma|
|Klepko's and Andersen's did a great job on the yard|
|They made a tie in the yard out of lights.|
|Great job Boston's - this was made by Luke|
|Another sign by the Boston's|
|Another Boston sign|
|And yet another sign...|
Get released, Speak @ Church then Open House
|Nana can't wait to see him be officially released|
|Kenzie showed up after cheer practice.|
Since he was released, he can officially
hug girls again and not get in trouble.
|Maw maw is there every step of the way.|
|Nathan spoke on the Doctrine of Christ at church.|
Finally, a picture with Weston.
|Looks like a shirt, right?! It's actually a cake.|
Thank you Sis. Maggie Montero.
|Ready for the folks coming to the Open House.|
|Get ready to eat - Papa's in the kitchen|
And they lived happily ever after...