Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The last leg of change day





The Assistants are responsible for the training of all the new Elders and because they come at different times...this capacitation is done twice. First in Spanish for those from the CCM ....then they are sent off to a District Meeting and do some contacting with Elders from the Area. Tacos from Guerro's are purchased and they are bedded down for the night at we head back to the Airport to pick up our American Elders arriving around 10pm. By the time we get them back to the mission home it is 11pm and we are all exhausted but our new missionaries are buzzed. Their excitement, curiousity and animo.....is felt by all of us and gives us reason to continue on. President tries to complete all the interviews Monday night...while they join together in the mission home for their first tacos. We have such a great time visiting with these valiant young missionaries who are prepared to do whatever to participate with us in this great work of the LORD. (This group includes Elders Leaming, Oborn and Hatch on the Back Row with Elders Tenney, and McNeill in front.) I took a great picture of Elder Robles, our Assistant. He couldn't make it a minute more and crashed in my kitchen Monday night. Today I was up again at 5:30 preparing breakfast because our missionaries from the MTC had appointments at 8am for pictures for immigration. We served breakfast burritos, sweet rolls and fruit cups, juice and milk. They ate in shifts this morning....We experienced the typical frustration with no show at the photo shop and missionaries waiting and our well-laid plan..... frustrated. But oh well, we do our best. The bus central is our last stop. I have pictures of Elders Gomez and Guajardo, two new Papas (trainers)waiting from their American sons and Elders Pallares and Flores C...a new companionship mtg for the first time and traveling to Celaya Oeste, their new area. We are glad when this day is over....and everyone is in their new area ready to go to work.....

1 comment:

gma & gpa asplund said...

Wow what a WHIRLWIND schedule--you must run on new adreneline the Elders bring. Sounds very exciting tho to get those missionaries fed, counseled and off to begin the work. By the way, are they sending out 12 yr. olds now? Those American elders look soooooooo young!