We had the opportunity to pick up Elder Malpage on Monday morning as he was catching a flight to Cape Town to become the New Assistant to the President. However, as we begining to depart there is a major panic as he cannot find his wallet. You can see his companion giving him a bit of a hard time. Eventually Elder Freitas goes off picture to look in their car which you can just barely see. In the end Elder Malpage finds it in his backpack securely zipped where it should have been. Such is the stress of a missionary getting to serve very closely with the Mission President. Sister Thomas was giving him moral support as he was looking.
We certainly will miss him but we have been truly blessed by being able to serve with him. It is still a bit surreal that this young man was in Primary when I was his Bishop in South Africa. Now so many years later it has been very special to be able to serve in the mission field with him. Perhaps more special because we know his parents so well. Brother and Sister Malpage you should be very happy and proud of the way your son is serving in the mission field. He is a wonderful young man.
We were successful if dropping him off to catch his flight on time.