Friday, February 27, 2015

So Long… Farewell

Departing Sister Missionaries' Last Training Meeting

Traditionally, when sisters are completing their mission service, the last weekly training meeting they attend affords them each the opportunity to bear their testimonies to their fellow sisters and then to bid their colleagues adieu with some kind of silly, creative song or skit.
Here's this week's performance by departing Sisters Rowley, Fifita, Griffiths, Busath, Holland, Chapman and Lewis, and senior missionaries Elder and Sister Crandall.
(Written by Sister Lewis)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Specialized Training of January 2015 New Missionaries

Back row L-R:  President, Elders Herring, Lematua, Martindale, Levi, Perrin
Second from back L-R:  Sisters Cooke, Casteneyra, Kirkland, Sundwall, Kennerley, Caldwell, Martinez, Phillips
Second from front L-R:  Sisters Mateaki, Washburn, Del Bosque, Whiteford, Maire, Nolte
Front row L-R:  Sisters Brimhall, Caparas, Gordon, Higginson, Luna-Chico, Hord, Everton

Group discussions on aspects of
Adjusting to Missionary Life

Companion Scripture Chase
(using only one hand from each companion)

Sisters Caparas and Nolte

Sisters Washburn and Everton

Sisters Brimhall and Phillips

Elders Martindale and Perrin

Sisters Caldwell and Kennerley

Sisters Maire and Whiteford

This is how a threesome companionship does this brand of scripture study
Elders Levi, Lematua and Herring 

Elders Martindale and Perrin

Sisters Luna-Chico and Hord

Sisters Sundwall and Mateaki

Sisters Washburn and Everton

Sisters Brimhall and Phillips

Sisters Kirkland and Del Bosque

Competition of First Vision Recitation
Shooting darts at the sequential phrases of the First Vision story scrambled on a board

Sisters Everton and Washburn start to unscramble phrases
while Elder Wilcox looks on

Sisters Gordon and Higginson respond
under  Elder Von Trapp's watch 

Sisters Gordon and Higginson get the hang of it

Sisters Luna-Chico and Hord

Elder Von Trapp with Sisters Maire and Whiteford

And the winners of this round are… Sisters Everton and Washburn!

Skits by APs that test
companionships' mastery of the white handbook

Sisters Hord and Luna-Chico take on the opposing team of Sisters Washburn and Everton
with APs Wilcox and VonTrapp refereeing 
At the end of the day,
the winning prize of new scarves goes to
Sisters Luna-Chico and Hord

Sunday, February 1, 2015

January 2015 Arrivals

We began 2015 by welcoming in
three new elders and ten new sisters

Back row L-R:  Elders Levi, Martindale, Ekberg, the President, Sisters Maire, Washburn, Kennerley, and Sister Cooke
Front row L-R:  Sisters Luna-Chico, Martinez, Brimhall,  Higginson, Nolte, Del Bosque, Mateaki

Getting directions from the President at the airport
before boarding the Metro

On to the deck of the Metro

Arrival at the temple visitors' center

Back row:  Elders Levi and Ekberg with President and Sister Maire
Middle row:  Elder Martindale, Sisters Kennerley, Washburn, Higginson, Brimhall and Del Bosque
Front row:  Sisters Luna-Chico, Mateaki, Cooke, Martinez, Nolte
Welcome, new mission family members!