It is a big adjustment leaving home, family and all your routine to suddenly be on the Lord's errand. We are so proud of all our newest Elders and want to spotlight each of them.
|We welcomed then all to the mission home for their Orientation at 9 am.|
|Elder Kufoalor his trainer Elder Cluff.|
|Elder Riley with his trainee, Elder McQueen|
|Elder McCartney and his trainer, Elder Togiatomai.|
|Elder Muvundia with his trainee, Elder Taylor.|
|Elder Olson with his trainee, Elder Smith-Holley.|
|Elder Smith with his trainee, Elder Clegg|
|Our Assistants Elder Davies and Stephens, who have helped set up the orientation presentation, are relaxing while everyone gathers.|
She shared some of the highlights from the article. Elder Callister compares being on a mission and trying to progress can feel like ascending Mt. Everest! ....unconquerable...unapproachable...unassailable
but every step we take forward, however minute it may seem, furthers our ascent, until one day we reach the summit.
Sister Dunn shared a personal example of reaching a summit of Teewinot in the Teton Range in Wyoming a few years ago with her family. She compared climbing and Callister's talk to moving forward and giving every effort to come closer to God. She shared some pictures to drive the point home even more and gave each new Elder the article to read on their own time.
|Teewinot stands 11,376 feet off the Teton Valley floor and acan look pretty daunting as a day climb to the summit.|
|President Dunn ended it all with a great message about the mission maxims and how welcome missionaries our in the mission home and will forever be grafted into our family.|
|We ended it all with a braii..beque!! A mixture of a North American and South Africa grilled burgers. Everyone had a great time and got more bonded through this time together. This is a great group of missionaries!|
|Enjoying the food and a little sunshine as spring is almost officially here......On September 1st!|
|The new Elders enjoy some time with their MTC group.|
|We love this new group of Elders that are officially our first class since we arrived. It is a great group from Scotland, New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Utah and Ghana.|
|Great trainers, Togiotamai and Olson enjoying a moment to visit and relax.|
|Elder Ah Wong and trainer, Elder McClellan were also not able to be with us, because they live 4 hours away in Nelspruit. However, we were just with them last week-end and they are a great companionship and doing great work in their area.|