Mark and I sharing a Ice-cream cake...at dinner a few nights ago
All of us wayyy back in 1989!...When Mark served his mission in our Area in Oakley CA.
When I was in 5th grade we met the most amazing elders in our Area! At the time, I don't believe our family was very actively going to church! But these two gentlemen played a huge role in our activity in returning back to church!..The Haole Elder Mark....was a shy young teenager from a small town in Utah, and he remembers the influences of his companion in this picture George Kaka, and my mom really bringing him out of his shell and changing his life forever! They have both been like older brothers to us since then! The last time I saw Mark, I was pregnant with my second child and we met up in SEATTLE and we went down a LOG RIDE at the seattle center....YES, YES, YES...silly me, but that's the story!
10 yrs later since that time, he popped in again on us while visiting on Oahu and took a hop over to the Big Island and we were able to take another group shot together! We had a great time! We always enjoy his company and look forward to visiting with him when he's here!