I wanted to share some fun pictures from Guadalupe in the West Indies. If you don't know where this is located, check out a map and look just above South America on the right hand side you will see the islands of the West Indies.
My son is serving a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
These pictures are so beautiful. I'm sure they are so breath taking in person. It looks so lush and green. I just can't imagine how incredible this really is.
This is Talen (Elder Barney on the left) with his best friend from the same home town in Alpine, Utah. They grew up together and were called to the same mission.(That rarely happens) Matt (Elder Garlick on the right) left in January and Talen left in May.
Matt surprised Talen by picking him up from the airport when he arrived. I can hardly imagine their excitement when they saw each other. They have been serving in the same area. They are not companions but they do see each other several times a week because they are in the same district.
The boys doing the Hakka. Talen played rugby for the United Team and won the US Championship during his senior year in high school. It was such a great highlight in his life. He is Polynesian from my dads side. He loves his Maori background and is so proud.
Look how cute he is. He is such a fantastic missionary. He loves the people and culture. It is such a joy and privilege to have a missionary and I am so proud of him.