We headed back to the airport this afternoon to meet our new group of missionaries coming from the Provo MTC. We were excited. Meeting new missionaries eases the sadness of sending others home. Today we expected 12 new missionaries.
Two Hermanas coming from the Mexico MTC missed a connection and will arrive later tonight–at about midnight.
Here these come:Once at the Mission Home (about a 15 min drive from the airport), we went to work getting acquainted and filling in the arrival forms.And President Lewis starting interviewing each missionary.Sister Call and Sister Thompson and their husbands dropped by and joined us for dinner and orientation meetings this evening.For dinner we had a great Holiday BBQ with all the fixin’s.YUM!Including fresh Bing and Ranier cherries, locally grownAfter dinner we gathered downstairs for an orientation meeting.We took a little break for some dessert:Organizing stuff needed for the evening:Then more meetings. The Assistants taught everyone about the different zones and areas in the WYM.When we finished up (around 10:00) we sent everyone to bed. Then Pres. Lewis and I met with the APs to decide who would be sent to which area. We worked on that until 11:30, then raced back to the airport to greet Hermana Hull and Hermana Bangerter, who spent the day in the Seattle airport trying to get here. They arrived just before midnight.