This morning we had our first Trainer / Trainee Meeting here at the Mission Home. All the new missionaries and their companions from the southern part of the mission came to learn about the 12 week training program (and other things) available for helping to prepare everyone in the best possible way. We spent about 3 hours learning and sharing and practicing and discussing this amazing calling we have each received. We represent Jesus Christ and we love Him. This is His work. We are His messengers. There are some amazing tools available to help us learn how to help others come to know Him.
You can read about them here:
Elder Tietjen was the lucky one today with a hand-delivered care package from his family. They dropped by the office this morning and Elder and Sister Call brought it by for him. It’s hard to leave family and these missionaries are GRATEFUL for letters and packages. Elder Tietjen’s 2 little sisters helped pack this one with great love. Thank you, girls! It will be 2 whole years before you can see each other face to face, but packages like this help ease that separation a bit. The other Elders asked me to post these photos so their families might do the same!