Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Homecoming Address - Sunday, June 19, 2016

Upon returning from a Mormon mission, a missionary gives a report in Sacrament Meeting usually on the Sunday after his/her return.  Connor gave such a beautiful testimony of the gospel and related seven miracles he had experienced while on his mission where the Atonement of Christ was used to change people's lives.  

After the meeting, a wonderful open house was held at the Copeland home for family and friends.

 In attendance were two of Connor's companions who had, also, just recently returned home:  Sam Merrill and Garrett Naisbitt

 Connor with Brandon Lewis and his son
 Connor's Aunt Kim and Uncle Kyle


 Connor with his parents
 Connor with his Grandpa George and Grandma Laura
 Connor with his brother, Taylor, and sister-in-law, Ellie
 Connor and his dad with family friends, The Tilbys
 Grandma Marti and Grandpa Robert with Connor
 Connor with friends Scot and Lauren who are brother and sister.

This was such a wonderful time for Connor to see so many people that he hadn't been able to see for the two years he was gone.  He definitely felt welcomed home from the many shown in the pictures above and many more who were in attendance.

As Connor has looked back, he has stated as so many before him have stated, "Those were the best two years of my life!"  He is on to new challenges and adventures.  In August, he will starting college at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, where he has been recruited as a member of the university's golf team!  Best wishes, Connor!  You have served so well and can be so proud of all your hard work!  We love you dearly!

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