On Thursday July 14, 2016 we welcomed the six new missionaries to the mission home for a day of Orientation. They actually start at the mission office in the morning and come here around lunchtime for more training and information. Here President Dunn is greeting one of the new missionaries, Elder Katia from Kirabati with his trainer, Elder Wakaira.
|I love hearing them introduce and talk about each other. In just 48 hours together, it is amazing how much they learn already about their companion and his strengths.|
|Lunch is a highlight of the orientation day. Today we served up chutney sloppy joes with salad and malva pudding for dessert. With 6 new Elders and their 6 trainers, we had a full table and a great group gathered in one place.|
|Everyone gets a tour of their mission home and they always love seeing the mission office and finding their pictures with their companions.|
|Elder Higgs with Elder Todd for a quick pic before everyone leaves.|
|Elder Todd with his son, Elder Powell from New Zealand. Elder Todd goes home at the next transfer, so they will hit the beach running because they only have 6 weeks together. This is a strong companionship.|
We say good-bye to this group today and look forward to the amazing missionary work that will come from this new group. Welcome!