Dinner and Evening Orientation Meeting

2017-7-18 zArriving Group (136)We had a fabulous meal tonight.  Tri-tip cooked on the grill, funeral potatoes, steamed seasoned green beans, glazed carrots, green salad with our garden herbs, and angel food cake with berries and whipped cream for dessert.  YUM.

For those of you who are just joining our Mission Blog, there is a category place on the right and if you click there on Mission Recipes, you’ll find recipes for all the best things we serve at the Mission Home.   You may want to try some of these favorites.2017-7-18 zArriving Group (137)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (138)Filling out arrival forms while waiting in line for dinner:2017-7-18 zArriving Group (139)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (140)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (141)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (142)Sister Schilling, our Mission Nurse, and other office couples joined us this evening.2017-7-18 zArriving Group (143)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (147)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (148)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (149)Letters home:2017-7-18 zArriving Group (151)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (152)

After dinner we all went downstairs for orientation with Sis Schilling, our nurse, and our good senior couples.  2017-7-18 zArriving Group (154)The Pendleburys take care of housing, finance and vehicles.  The Calls take care of reports, mail, referrals, secretarial work to keep us running, phones, supplies, etc.  A lot goes into keeping 160 missionaries working happily!

Elder Call is making luggage tags to make transfers go smoothly tomorrow:2017-7-18 zArriving Group (153)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (156)While Pres Lewis continued interviewing, and after the couples did their parts, the APs and I introduced our family and this mission area.2017-7-18 zArriving Group (157)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (158)

We finished up this evening with a little more instruction, a few gifts, and then sent everyone to bed by 10:15.  By 10:30 the house was silent.2017-7-18 zArriving Group (159)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (160)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (161)2017-7-18 zArriving Group (162)And that’s when we went to work for the nest hour or more, figuring out which trainer would receive which new missionary.  We’ve had both in mind all day long today.  Tonight it all came together as we created companionships.  Most will stay with their first companion for the first 12 weeks.  The new trainers play a special role, preparing their new companions to become fabulous missionaries! 2017-7-18 zArriving Group (163)

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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