Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Still Coming and Going

   Once again we've welcomed in the newest group of missionaries and then sent them out into the world with very capable trainers.  We give to them our support, our encouragement and our desires that they will be able to touch many hearts in the next two years. President Thomas S. Monson has said, "The missionary opportunity of a lifetime is yours. The blessings of eternity await you. Yours is the privilege to be not spectators but participants on the stage of priesthood service."  They are excited to get to work!

Here are  the pictures of the latest arriving fourteen:

The day after their arrival is the big Transfer Day- October 2010. Missionaries are packing up, moving out, saying good-bye, and meeting new companions:






Alas, we had to say good-bye to more valiant missionaries when we welcome in the new.  May they have all the joy they deserve in their lives to come! 

   A call to serve is a powerful mandate. It is the beginning of one of life's greatest experiences. Faithful fulfillment of the call brings even more joy and satisfaction.  President Heber J. Grant testified of this when he said, "In all my labors I got nearer to the Lord, and accomplished more, and had more joy while in the mission field than ever before or since. Man is that he may have joy, and the joy that I had in the mission field was superior to any I have ever experienced elsewhere."

 God be with you 'til we meet again...