Friendships: Our lives seem to be built around farewells and reunions. President McMurray shared his thoughts that when the veil is parted, we’ll want to especially greet our family and then those whose friendships were built on gospel principles--those special to us through serving missions together or bringing someone into gospel. For now,we reluctantly say farewell to our friends Elder and Sister Heimuli, who radiate a deep love for Tonga, especially the youth at Liahona High School and Saineha High in Vava'u. Sister Heimuli, born and raised in Hawaii, has a happy laugh that ripples throughout her conversations. She smiles with her voice and eyes. To be around her is soothing, like a lighted candle in evening or a cool, bubbling brook. Her beautiful Hawaiian hands move gracefully to serve, to reassure, to touch lightly on the shoulder. She thoughtfully explains Tongan ways, unafraid to be who she is and what she represents. And, she and I like cats! Sister Heimuli took care of the yellow striped tabby—the little missionary kitty. I’m glad Sister Gordon who is moving into their little house near us likes cats, too. [Sister Heimuli at Heilala Lodge]The Keleti Resort is perfect for a Friday night date. [Sister Heimuli and Elder Hawley enjoy a scenic walk to the beach]Our Liahona Student 2nd Ward held a farewell dance and celebration for Elder and Sister Heimuli. At one point Sister Heimuli was invited to sit in the center of the room (Elder Heimuli had the flu). It was such a lovely thing to see the bishop’s wife, Ola, dance a Tongan farewell for her: The youth one at a time placed leis on Sister Heimuli with a kiss, until they were layered right up to her nose. She in turn placed her leis on members of the ward and kissed each goodbye.