Friday afternoon we met with the 58 new missionaries of the mission...
...along with their trainers.
This included those who had arrived in the last few weeks and had been in a trio waiting to be trained with those who arrived on the regular transfer schedule. We originally had 59 that were coming but one of our missionaries from Mexico didn't make it this time!
Meet our 58 newest missionaries!
It was very fun to announce who their companions would be! Some will be in trios until we can secure all of the necessary pensions. We will have a mini transfer part way through the transfer cycle once things are in place.
Of course that called for more photos!
This Hermana's companions was not able to be here so I stepped in for a photo!
We were so grateful that it stopped raining. The sun came out in time to dry off the grass and we were able to eat outside.
President Lovell spoke to the entire group and then there was time for many of the new missionaries to share a brief testimony. Many who are just learning to speak Spanish bore their testimonies along with those who come from Spanish speaking countries. The spirit was so strong as we met together.
After the testimony meeting and as they gathered their luggage they received their new pillow before traveling to their areas. They love getting their pillows!
The airlines misplaced this Hermana's suitcase and she was without it for several days. It arrived at the mission office just in time for her to take it to her new area. Notice the big smile!
Smiles from one of our assistants and our mission secretary...
...as some of the last missionaries go to their pensions. It took the help of many to make the necessary preparations and needed arrangements for this historic week!
These wonderful new missionaries will be a great blessing to the mission!