Wednesday, October 23, 2013
We always enjoy meeting with the Zone Leaders and Sister Leader Trainers of the mission. It was held during the first week of October.
It was more fun than usual this month because one of the things we did was introducing the new program the church has put out for missionaries called “Adjusting to Missionary Life”.
One of the things it talks about is the different kinds of stress that missionaries face. We had some good discussions and some fun activities!
During President Lovell's presentation I found out that 20 of our visa waiters would be coming with the other 28 missionaries that we were already planning on for this transfer. I walked up and shared it with President Lovell!
One of the activities we did was to each cross the room in a creative way…a way that no one else had used! It showed that we can accomplish things in many different ways AND it was a lot of fun!
Dr. Smith, our new area doctor, came to part of the council to introduce himself and train the mission leaders about caring for the missionaries.
His wife shared about the importance of caring for our food and how to clean our fruits and vegetables.
We learned about the importance of exercise.
We have great leaders!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
We have been anticipating this day with extreme excitement! Our daughter Erica was returning from serving a mission in the Italy Rome Mission!
We arrived at the airport early and waited for her airplane to arrive.
We were ready to welcome her to Argentina!
After a delay it finally arrived!
We have watched for missionaries many times. It was exciting to see if we could see our Sorella Lovell among all of the passengers. There she was...right in the middle of them all!
A very happy reunion!
It was fun for her to connect with her sisters and their families
It is a joy to be with her and hear more of her experiences, to see photos and just enjoy all of the things parents and missionaries love to do!