Welcome to Yakima, from Puerto Rico!

2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (1)After a great sleep, these three refugees were up and ready to go.  They filled out arrival forms, had a delicious breakfast, and gathered their cleaned clothes.  President Lewis interviewed each of them and then we headed to the Mission Office.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (2)Here’s the view today from the back deck:2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (3)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (4)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (5)We invited the APs and some ZLs over for breakfast so they could all get acquainted.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (6)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (7)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (8)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (9)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (10)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (11)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (12)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (13)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (14)The Elders wore Pres Lewis’s clothes while theirs were in the dryer.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (18)And we heard stories of the adventures of their last week in Puerto Rico.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (19)Each got to call home to check in and unwind a bit.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (20)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (21)Arrival photos:2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (23)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (24)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (27)And then we revealed their areas and companions:2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (28)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (29)Elder Judy is going to Mattawa, Elder Martinez is staying in Yakima, and Hermana Brenchley is going to Moses Lake.  Tuesday Hermana Goff went to Warden.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (32)

Then we loaded up and went to the Office in town, eating fresh Yakima apples on the way.  It’s about a 15 min drive from the Mission Home.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (33)The couples there were ready and waiting to receive and instruct them about cars, phones, mission supplies, etc.  2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (34)Then we celebrated Christmas!  Kind and good local members had gathered clothing and personal items for the Elder Judy, who left everything he had behind.  Luckily Elder Martinez was able to get all of his belongings out of Puerto Rico with him.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (35)Hermana Brenchley was able to go back for some of her things too, and her mom sent several boxes of clothing and supplies for her.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (36)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (40)

2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (41)Everything was a perfect fit!2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (42)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (43)The Yakima STLs dropped by to meet Hna Brenchley.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (44)Others dropped by to say hello and welcome.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (46)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (47)Thanks to all of the families who helped collect and gather and purchase clothing and items for these missionaries.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (48)Mod Pizza for lunch!2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (49)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (50)A little time to email:2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (51)And love from all of our office couples:2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (54)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (55)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (57)Here these 3 are, ready to head out to their new areas!2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (58)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (59)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (60)The Pendleburys drove Elder Judy and Hna Brenchley north.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (61)We took Elder Martinez to meet his new companions here in Yakima.2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (62)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (63)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (64)2017-9-28 Puerto Rico Missionaries (66)Let the good work continue!  We’re grateful these 4 new missionaries are here, safe and sound, and ready to join the greatest group of missionaries ever!

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