This lucky group of new missionaries arrived just as Spring found its way to our mission and blessed us with blossoms galore!
|Pictured here just coming out of the jetway at Reagan National Airport,|
we paused to admire the blooming magnolia trees.
L-R: Elder Monsen, Sister Rivas, me and my sweetie, Sister Hadley, Elders Davidson and Brown
Adding Elder Omdahl to our group (second from the right), we bypassed taking the Metro this time and went outside instead to celebrate the long-awaited warm weather.
Dinner at the Mission Home
|L-R: New Elder Omdahl (came in separately from the Mexico MTC)|
Elders Monsen, Brown and Davidson
|L-R: New AP Elder Patchett, Elder Bleazard (ASL arrived a few weeks ago)|
Elder Lyman (arrived a few days ago), our daughter Carrie
Home-Teaching AP Ord and AP Tanner
|Then, in the middle of the night, we got one more addition:|
Elder Whited (Visa-waiting for Italy)
Next Morning at the Blossom-rich Temple
On to the DC Stake Center to meet their trainers
|Elder Brown will be trained by Elder Sorensen|
|Elder Whited will be trained by Elder Lee|
|Elder Blaezard is training Elder Blood in the ASL program|
|Elder Lyman is being trained by Elder Shih in the Chinese program|
|Elder Davidson will be trained by Elder Mellon|
|Sister Johnson will train Sister Rivas|
|Sister Hadley will be trained by Sister B. Griffin (one of 3 Griffins in our mission!)|
|Elder Omdahl will be trained by Elder Tolk|
|Elder Chang will train Elder Monsen|