Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We'll Be Back

The Lovely Mona, Señorita Chompita Wiggletail, and yer Padre leave Panamá this morning at 9:20 am for California. Twelve years is a long time, even in missionary terms, but this place and the people have stolen our hearts. Yesterday we had a beautiful, emotional Good-bye service at Parroquia San Cristóbal. We couldn't take any photos as we were very much involved. Guillermo Johnson took this photo of the Youth of the Parish singing "Den Al Señor." We aren't saying "adios" but "hasta luego" because we will come back to visit.

Twenty-two years ago today the armed forces of the U.S.A. invaded Panamá to go after Manuel Noriega (and to test some new military hardware) and tore the place up, just in time for Christmas. This December 20 we're "invading" California in a much more peaceful manner.

Hasta luego, Panamá.

5 comments:

Margot Potter said...

Safe travels to you! What a wonderful adventure you are on in life. Can't wait to see what happens next!

Love
Madge

Leonardo Ricardo said...

In a little over an hour, you´ll be flying over my head...I´ll be thinking of you and praying for your happy landing...the door is open and the light is on everywhere you have been...you are beloved by many, both here in Central America and afar...we love you, I love you as you have touched my life in many positive ways!

Leonardo Ricardo/Len

Grandmère Mimi said...

Buen viaje, Padre, Mona, and Señorita Chompita Wiggletail. My thoughts and prayers go with you.

JCF said...

Yes, more thoughts and prayers from here . . . in your new/old home of California! [We're opening wide the Golden Gate, just for you! :-D]

Remember your pal in Sacra-tomato: jcf1899 at gmail dot com

Matty Boy said...

Gimme a call when you get here, buddy!

WV: foridsti

Use in a sentence. Foridsti, we could get together for lunch.

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