One of the greatest blessings to us during this mission is to work closely with truly wonderful people, people who have dedicated their lives to serving the Lord and His children. Elder Francisco J. Viñas and his wife Cristina are perhaps the most Christ-like people we have ever known. Elder Viñas has served for the past several years as the Caribbean Area President. He is a kind, loving and wise man. Watching him apply true principles and hearing him teach the gospel has been one of the greatest learning experiences of our lives. He has many expressions that have become dear to us. "Suffer with joy" is something that he teaches with a smile when life is hard and sacrifices are required.
Elder and Sister Viñas were reassigned to serve in South America starting in August. We will truly miss them.
|Receiving a going away present made by a local member of the Church|
|His last day in the Caribbean Presidency office|
|When we took them to the airport as they were leaving|