A good day always starts off with a good breakfast...
Brothers packing up Elder Bates' stuff for the last time into this van.
The MTC doesn't let you take pictures in front of the sign as it was cause traffic issues so the just removed it... so they went a couple blocks down to the Provo Temple to get some pictures instead.
(in the picture is, from left to right, Aunt Fay, Mom, Elder Bates, Dallin)
They also stopped at a Krispy Kreme Doughnut shoppe...
and they ate lunch with Elder Jaffray and Elder Boyd!
This is what Elder Bates' Dad said about the reunion,
"They both (Elder Jaffray and Elder Boyd) are serving in the Orem area together and they are both from Nottingham ward back in Sherwood Park. We call and recieved permission to do this from the mission office. It was a grand reunion for them. They all grew up together. It was very satisfying to report back to the Jaffrays that Max is doing very well and is serving faithfully. He doesn't write long letters home so they are in the dark alot as to how he is doing. Their mission President said that we had to feed them becuase he insists that if they are not proselyting then they should be eating. So we met them at the iHop in Orem at 11 am. "
The final hugs goodbye...
(I couldn't resist adding the next two)
Elder Bates, coming to proselyte to you!