Breakfast and New Missionary Orientation

2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (1)Breakfast at 8:00 to start this very full day.  We are also celebrating Pres Lewis’s birthday today.  What a great way to spend your birthday!2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (2)The recipe for this Santa Fe Egg Casserole is over in the Mission Recipes link.  You’ll want to try it.  I haven’t met a missionary yet who doesn’t love it.2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (3)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (4)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (6)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (8)Filling out arrival forms and letters home:2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (9)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (10)While all of this was happening, the new Trainers arrived and hid in the garage.2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (14)In the meantime, their new companions and areas were revealed.2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (16)Opening the Transfer Board:2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (17)Looking for their faces:2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (18)The board is organized by zones and districts.  2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (19)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (20)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (21)Finding out where they’ll be going for the first 12 weeks or so:2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (22)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (23)Then they got to meet their new companions!  This is like Christmas morning!2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (24)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (26)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (27)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (29)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (30)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (31)Our STLs were also here, helping with transport.2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (32)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (33)Here are these new companionships:2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (34)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (35)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (36)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (37)Then these 3 went to work and the rest of us headed downstairs for more training.2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (38)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (39)Mission Song:  Called to Serve2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (40)With the 2 additional verses, translated from the Spanish hymn book:2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (41)Sister Baggett has been transferred for the 2nd half of her training, so she and her companion, Sis McCourt joined us today.2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (42)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (43)Then Pres Lewis met with the Trainers and the APs met with the rest.2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (44)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (47)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (49)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (51)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (54)Our faithful Trainers:2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (58)By the time we finished, it was time to head to the Yakima Stake Center, our local transfer site.  We made sack lunches for the road trips ahead.2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (60)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (61)2017-4-26 Orientation, Transfer Site Yakima (62)Then we all headed to the stake center where the fun began!

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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