Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Newly Arrived Stripling Warriors

 On the same day in March that seventeen missionaries returned home, fifteen new missionaries arrived in our mission, six sisters and nine elders.  They have come with strong testimonies and bright smiles.   They have settled into their new assignments and are already serving well alongside their trainers. 
Sister Vorkink (r) from Kirksville, MO
& her companion, Sister Carlson

Sister Simpson (r) from Holbrook, AZ
& her companion, Sister Staker 

Sister Jordan (r) from Hurricane, Utah
& her companion, Sister Horne

Sister Engberson (l) from Curtis, NE
& her companion, Sister Spencer

Sister Da Silva (c) from Salt Lake City, Utah 
& her companions, Sister Horikami
& Sister Asiata

Sister Rasmussen (l) from Vernal, Utah 
& her companion, Sister Rutherford 

Elder Carillo (r) from Las Vegas, NV
& his companion, Elder Reber

Elder Madsen (l) from Layton, Utah
& his companion, Elder Thurman

Elder Larimer (l) from Lindale, GA
& his companion, Elder Gillette

Elder Mercado (r) from Sonora, Mexico
& his companion, Elder Bushman

Elder Cornea (l) from Randolph, Utah
& his companion, Elder Larsen

In addition to the missionaries called to serve in the California Riverside Mission we received four missionaries called to the Taiwan Taipei Mission.  They are serving with us while they wait for their visas to clear.  This doubled our compliment of Mandarin speaking missionaries!  We are delighted to have them with us even for a while.  

Elder Fleming (r) from Lehi, Utah
& his companion Elder Schoonmaker
(Elder Fleming has already gone to Taiwan.) 

Elder Dalmer (l) from Sherwood, OR
& his companion, Elder Dyer

Elder Carling (r) from Powell, TN
& his companion, Elder Murray

Elder Jones (c) from O'Fallon, IL
His companion is Elder Merriman
Not sure how we missed that shot, but we'll try to add it later.