Thanks for your patience while we swim through our first month in the mission field and try to get our heads above water. I hope to be more regular in updating this blog, but will only do so after our missionaries/your children as well as my own children have received the care they need from me. I'm sure you agree.
Interviews... and the wait
Our second week in the mission field, the President and I had the opportunity to interview every one of our missionaries. It was a wonderful experience to get to know each one individually and to realize the magnificence of this young force. Most of all, we realized with total amazement that we honestly and deeply love each one of them already - and we've barely met them. We could hardly stand to limit our time with each one to just a few minutes. Can you imagine how our feelings will grow over time?!
|Elder Gold was one of 134 WDCN missionaries we interviewed.|
While they waited to be interviewed, the missionaries studied...
|Elder Nelson and Elder Raasveld|
They reviewed their planners...
|Elder Gilbert and Elder Johnson|
|Elder Gardner and Elder Schow|
|Elder Arnett, Elder Wendt and Elder Rushton|
|Sister Kaarma and Sister Lavrentyeva|
While the Assistants "checked up"...
|AP Fisher with Elder Livengood|
|Elder Squires with AP Branning|
And some "checked out" their cars.
Night of Music and Inspiration
The week ended with our spanish-speaking missionaries presenting a Sunday night program at the Visitors Center theater.
|Elder Parker performed a personal composition|
|Sister Clement, Sister Carcamo and Sister Schoemaker|
|Sister Nakatsuka on the piano (for this and several other numbers)|
Sister Balls on the viola, Sister Brown and Sister Engman singing
|Elder Wood, Elder Cervantes, Elder Hatch, Elder Guerrero, Elder Malugin and Elder Flores|
Elder Vaterlaus was on the piano