|Fresh off the plane in Tonga, November 2013|
.........and I watched as he boarded the plane as he left Tonga.
|Fua'amotu International Airport|
|Heading toward security|
|Waving good-bye from the tarmac|
|Into the wild blue yonder|
Of the 54,000+ kilometers on the van, Dad drove nearly every single one.
|Last assignment - Taking Elder Vave and Elder Vailea to the luggage storage unit, just before heading to the airport.|
I believe nearly everyone on the island of Tongatapu knows Dad. He doesn't know all the people in Tonga, but they recognize him and always say hi when they see him. And they know he's my dad! People on the street let us know if they've seen Dad, or ask how he is doing if they haven't seen him for a while. People everywhere ask, "How is Elder Berger doing?" He will be missed by many people, not just me.
|Last words. At the Mission President's Dinner Sunday, April 19, 2015|
|Senior missionaries singing, "God Be With You" before Dad gets on the plane|
|Hard at work at the airport. Waiting for missionaries (us) to board the plane. A boring job.|
I love you, Dad.
Here are some of my favorite memories of Dad in Tonga.
|Dad's very first Tongan meal - after a stake conference|
|"Hoorah for Israel" - Elder Stephen Meyers, Dad, Elder John Aland|