As Elder Berthelson prepared to come home, Bret created this slideshow for him. He knew for almost the entire mission that he wanted to create this. The video starts with Elder Berthelson opening his mission call while at SVU. Then transitions to pictures that span the 4 trips that Alex and Bret had taken to Boston. Some of the trips included Jasmine and where when they were little, the last trip is from Alex's senior vacation with just Bret. The last section of the slideshow is pictures from Elder Berto's mission and the people he served with and for.
Bret wanted to surprise Elder Berto with this gift before he left his mission. I contacted the Bishop's wife of his last area and asked if she would help us with our surprise. She said she would be happy to. I explained some more details, including that it was put to music. Sister Doughty said as long as it wasn't something like AC/DC, she thought it would be fine. Then I had to tell her that one of the songs was AC/DC. :)
She and her husband, Bishop Doughty, showed it to Elder Berto with just less than one week left on his mission. And now, we are posting it on the blog for anyone else who wants to see some amazing Boston memories.
Click on the link above to watch the slideshow - it is just about 10 minutes long.