Monday, February 24, 2014

February 2014 Arrivals

Sisters Turley, Hansen, Phillips, Black and Elders Simons, Tracy and Fisher
with the President and me at our beautiful temple
From Reagan National Airport,
we took the Metro to the Temple and Visitors' Center

Sisters Hansen and Black, Elders Simons and Fisher
President and me,
Elder Tracy and Sisters Phillips and Turley

Then on to the Mission Home for Dinner, Training & Testimonies

The new crew of seven, plus Elder and Sister Colson
just arrived the same day to serve in the Mission Office

Sister Training Leaders, Sister Leben and Smith on the left
Visitors Center Director, Elder and Sister Eyring
Elder Neibaur in the white shirt with Sister Neibaur in red
Elder and Sister Pearson with the Mission Office, standing
Sister Mercedes Lorenzana on the right

Sisters Phillips and Pearson
Breakfast the next morning in the Mission Home

Elder Fisher took care of the waffles

Elder Simons prepared fruit
Elder Tracy handled the bacon
Elder Fisher, SIsters Phillips, Turley and our daughter Elizabeth

Sisters Black and Hansen with Elders Simons and Tracy
On to the Visitors' Center to meet Trainers and receive iPads

Elder Wood, one of the trainers, and Elder Simons

Sisters Graff, Phillips, Johnson, Black

Elder Johnson will train Elder Simons

Elder Gold will train Elder Fisher

Elder Tracy will be trained by Elder Wood
Sister Johnson will train Sister Black
Sister Graff will train Sister Hansen

Sorry I didn't get a photo of Sisters Turley and Hansen who will be trained by Sister Bascom


  1. Thank you for posting all if those great pictures of Elder Simons, my son! I am so excited to see all of your adventures with him. I know he is in great hands with you both!

  2. Oh yea! We love this dear new Elder Simons. Great attitude; fun sense of humor; friendly conversationalist. He is a welcome addition to our family here. Thanks for preparing and sharing him!

  3. I'm so excited to start following this blog! Elder Fisher is my little brother. I'm also excited to get to know President Cooke and his family through reading the blog. Thank you for taking care of my brother!