New Meets Old! New Elders leaving the MTC at 7 am on 10.14.2014. Their greeters and porters are the departing Elders, flying out later today after the transfer meeting! Pretty emotional times for all involved.
|"New and Old" pause for an embrace before morning schedule begins|
After breakfast (quiche and homemade coffee cake) and first hour, the new Elders move to another room and get short workshops on topics, such as self reliance, housing and phones, medical and cleaning supplies, money and cars, etc.
|You will see from the parking lot, that this mission has many, many cars. In fact, it has been reported that we may have the most cars of any mission-due to the fact that Elders cannot live in areas where they usually serve, i.e. townships!|
Companions and Trainers of our New Elders
This is one of the most important assignments in the mission. Helping anew Elder get his feet on the ground and help in adjust during this critical first 12 weeks is so important. It is not easy being a trainer, but so important to help a new Elder start off on the right foot.
Elder Jackson (trainer) with Elder Di Ruscio
|Elder Wood (trainer) with Elder Avial|
|Elder Manuma with Elder Allen (trainer)|
|Elder May with Elder Stilgoe (trainer)|
Elder Tekurio and Elder Van Heerdan(trainer)
Go well! We are excited to hear of the progress of each of these great missionaries in their first few weeks. We will gather with them in the mission home on Thursday November 6th for an Orientation meeting, where we will go over more aspects of this great mission and help them adjust to mission life.