Yesterday we had a "Specialized Training" for all the Hermanas in the mission.
We have twenty six Hermanas in the mission now and we are expecting to receive many more Hermanas in the next few months. We are all very excited and we want to be ready in every way!
Everyone was so happy to see each other!
The theme of the training was "With all your Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength". Each of the Hermanas wrote their names on a heart and we hung them all together.
As everyone was gathering....these Hermanas were busy involving all the other Hermanas in a surprise for the President!
To begin the training we asked each Hermana to introduce their companion and tell something she has learned from her.
Then I gave a talk about how exciting it is to be a missionary right now!
President gave a talk on the new missionaries coming. The red lines on the screen are the names of some of the Hermanas. He is showing how the numbers of Hermanas that are coming to the mission are increasing. If you are one of the Hermanas who will be coming to the mission in the next few months...your name may be on this screen!
The Hermanas were excited to learn more about "Intercambios" (Exchanges) with a another Hermana companionship.
The Assistants to the President conducted the meeting and taught several times throughout the day. They talked about the difference of being friends with our investigators and really loving them. They also talked about Loyalty and how to strengthen our companionship.
We have six Hermanas that are leaving in the next two transfers. Three of them were on a panel on how to work with your Ward Mission Leader.
Then we broke for lunch. Lorena helps cook when we have our big groups at the mission home. It was actually a holiday but she was willing to come as a service to help the Hermanas of the mission.
Hermana Romeu was kind enough to come and be a guest speaker for us. Her husband is Elder Romeu, an Area Seventy that lives here in Neuquén. Hermana Romeu jumped right in and helped serve our Hermanas their lunch.
Before Hermana Romeu spoke to us, all the Hermanas stood and sang, "As Sisters in Zion" for her. She got a little teary as they sang. It was beautiful.
She then gave a wonderful talk on being valiant missionaries. She is such an example of being valiant and we were very privileged to have her here with us.
The three other Hermanas that will soon be returning home were on a panel about how to strengthen your companion.
Hermana Ehmke gave a talk about the blessings of obedience and being the best you can be...in Spanish!
After dinner, President took time to talk to the sisters and then many of them were able to share their testimonies. It is wonderful to hear the strength and testimonies of our faithful Hermanas.
The Hermanas in the Mission
It was a very wonderful day!
This morning President found the surprise these wonderful sisters were working on together. Each Hermana had written a special note to him. He had been "Heart Attacked"!