Arriving Group Tuesday 16 August 2016

2016-8-16 Arriving Group (16)Here is the first batch of our new missionaries!!  Five more will come this afternoon from the Mexico MTC.  These Elders are amazing–you can just tell by looking at them!2016-8-16 Arriving Group (1)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (3)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (4)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (6)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (8)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (11)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (24)We collected everyone’s luggage, then loaded things up to head to the Mission Home.2016-8-16 Arriving Group (29)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (31)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (32)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (34)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (38)Lunch was ready and waiting.  These missionaries have been up since the crack of dawn, ready for this new adventure!  We served pulled pork sandwiches, fruit salad, watermelon, chips and all the fixins.2016-8-16 Arriving Group (40)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (44)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (45)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (46)Everyone worked on letters home and our arrival questionnaires while President Lewis interviewed them, one by one.2016-8-16 Arriving Group (48)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (49)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (50)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (59)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (77)We had 18 beds ready, upstairs for the 13 Elders, and downstairs for the 3 Hermanas.2016-8-16 Arriving Group (51)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (52)At 1:00 our seasoned Elders came to the Mission Home.  We paired them up with the new missionaries and they headed out to the streets of Yakima to find and teach for the next 1.t hours.2016-8-16 Arriving Group (56)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (63)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (65)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (66)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (67)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (68)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (69)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (70)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (71)Every missionary remembers doing this on their first day, and they LOVE it when they get to be the “senior” taking the new juniors out.

This is Sister Call, our fabulous Mission Secretary:2016-8-16 Arriving Group (73)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (74)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (75)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (76)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (78)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (80)Waiting for everyone to return:2016-8-16 Arriving Group (82)Once everyone was back, we went downstairs, got in a big circle and everyone told about their afternoon experiences.  So fun.2016-8-16 Arriving Group (83)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (85)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (86)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (87)Then we said farewell to our local missionaries and had a bit of down time until dinner.2016-8-16 Arriving Group (89)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (94)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (102)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (95)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (96)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (98)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (100)This afternoon Elder and Sister Call picked up our Mexico MTC Missionaries.2016-8-16 Mexico Arrivals 12016-8-16 Mexico ArrivalsWelcome to the Mission Home!2016-8-16 Arriving Group (109)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (117)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (126)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (127)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (131)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (133)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (136)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (137)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (138)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (139)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (140)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (141)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (142)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (143)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (144)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (145)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (147)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (149)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (150)Licking plates clean!2016-8-16 Arriving Group (151)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (154)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (156)Famous WYM Apple Cake for dessert (recipe is in the link to mission recipes on the left).2016-8-16 Arriving Group (157)After dinner we all gathered for some orientation with the nurse, Sister Van De Venter, and the office couples who explained about mission finances, cars, records, housing and that sort of good stuff.2016-8-16 Arriving Group (161)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (162)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (163)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (164)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (165)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (166)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (169)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (171)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (172)Then we had a simple testimony meeting and afterwards, we gave out WYM t-shirts and recommend holders.  2016-8-16 Arriving Group (173)2016-8-16 Arriving Group (176)Everyone was so tired.  We were finished by 10:30 and sent this crew of eager happy missionaries to bed.

The APs stayed with us until midnight, figuring out who will go where with which trainer.  This is God’s work and His hand is in it, every detail.

All the photos taken today will be posted in an album on our Washington-Yakima Mission LDS facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736134569947452/

 

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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