Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 2015 Arrivals

Airport to Metro

L-R: Elders Norris, Hunt, Hawkins, Schank and Strubell
L-R:  Sister Training Leaders Sundwall and Simpson surround new Sister Baird 

 Metro Elevator 
by our Selfie-Queen, Sister Simpson

WDC Temple & Visitors Center
amidst the annual Festival of Lights

L-R front:  Elder Hunt, me and my hubby, Sister Baird
L-R back:  Elders Hawkins, Schank, Strubell and Norris (next to the Pres)
Elder Norris

Sister Baird

Elder Hawkins

Elder Schank

Elder Strubell

Elder Hunt

Meeting their Trainers the next morning

Elder Hunt will be trained by Elder Levi

Elder Norris will be trained by Elder McDonald

Elder Schank will be trained by Elder Call

Elder Strubell will be trained by Elder Jenks

Elder Chang will train Elder Hawkins

Sister Baird will be trained by Sister Thurber

Don't worry, Elder Hawkins.  The President likes to re-tie ties on elders who have been with us for years !

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 2015 Arrivals

Fresh off the plane

Back row L-R:  Elders Woodis, Tetuaapua, Bias, Mellon, President and me, Elder Talbot
Middle row L-R:  Elder Cowan, Sisters Sigauke, Piutau, Freeman, Gomez and Elder Vermeulen
Front L-R:  Elders Wilcox and Granger

Sister Training Leader Wilson helps wrangle the troops at the airport

AP Herring explains the Metro cards to the new elders

On to the Metro
On the Metro, L-R,  Elders Wilcox and Granger with Elder Woodis right behind them with, on the right, Elders Cowan and Talbot back the President

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Mission Home Welcoming Dinner

President Marco Lorenzana (First Counselor in the Mission Presidency)
welcomes Elders Mellon and Cowan to the Mission Home

With Sister and President Lorenzana, Sisters Freeman, Gomez, Piutau and Sigauke

Our daughter Elizabeth and AP Ord joined Elders Granger and Wilcox along with Sister Training Leader Sundwall

Elder Wilcox, Sisters Training Leaders Sundwall, Simpson, Wilson and Washburn along with Elizabeth

Sister Training Leaders Simpson, Wilson and Washburn

Elders Talbot and Cowan with President and Elders Woodis and Vermeulen

Elder Vermeulen next to Elder and Sister Berghout from the office, Sister Schroer and the end with her husband Elder Schroer next to Elder Tetuaapua and Talbot
At the Visitors' Center of the
 Tallest Temple in the World!

Presenting… the new arrivals' TRAINERS!

Elder Vermeulen will be trained by Elder Hall

Elder Wilcox will be trained by Elder Tutu'u

Sister Gomez will be trained by Sister Klaass

Sister Griffin will train Sister Freeman

Elder Granger was trained by Elder Haggard

Elder Tetuaapua will be trained by Elder DeMill

Elder Hamblin will train Elder Cowan

Elder Woodis will be trained by Elder Jorgensen

Sister Washburn and Sister Stirling will train Sister Sigauke

Sister Piutau will be trained by Sister Kucharek and Carter

Elder Gaudette will train Elder Mellon

Elder Rowley will train Elder Bias

Elders Summit and Talbot got away before I got their photo.

And they're off and running……..