On August 12th 2010, Elder Aaron Anderson left Brisbane Airport to serve a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Accra, Ghana.
Many friends and family were there to say Goodbye to Elder Anderson for two years.
As he went down into the customs area, they stood on the balcony above and sang the words:
It is better to light, just one little candle,than to stumble in the dark....Better far than to light, just one little candleall you need's a tiny spark...If we all say our prayers that the world would be freeWhat a wonderful dawn the new day would beAnd if everyone lit, just one little candleWhat a bright world this would be.....What a bright world this would be.....We are the MissionariesWe are the MissionariesTo spread the Gospel, to the peopleIt is our duty, to spread the world of God
MissionaryEverybody be a missionary
And as he looked back, words can't describe the expression of love and admiration for his family that came across his face....
We are so proud of you Elder Anderson... your obedience will bring blessings to many... both in Ghana and at home.