The end of August brought an abundance of blessings.
First Elder and Sister Just arrived from Maryland to
assume assignments and mission secretary and referral secretary.
We are so grateful to welcome them as part of the mission.
The Duvalls stayed an extra couple of weeks so they could
help to train the Justs, which was also a blessing. The Justs'
training started off with a bang because they arrived only days
before a new group of young elders and sisters.
Sister Jensen (R) from Burlington, Wyoming
and her companion, Sister Spencer
Elder Phipps (R) from Hyrum, Utah
and his companion, Elder Gill
Elder Parry (R) from Morgan, Utah
and his companion, Elder Turner
Sister Pitman (R) from Pocatello, Idaho
and her companion, Sister Carlson
Elder Macki (L) from Colby, Kansas
and his companion, Elder Reeve
Elder Denning (L) from Elk Ridge, Utah
and his companion, Elder Frost.
Elder Wood (L) from Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
and his companion, Elder Glathar
Elder Dunn (L) from McCammon, Idaho
and his companion Elder Catchatoorian
Elder Jones (L) from Ozark, Alabama
and his companion Elder Battaglia
Elder Murphy (L) from Meridian, Idaho
and his companion Elder Giguiere
Elder Jones (L) from Otto, Wyoming
and his companion Elder Anderson
Sister Petersen (L) from Mapleton, Utah
and her companion, Sister Buhler
Elder Jackson (L) from Winnemucca, Nevada
and his companion Elder Andrus
Elder Brinkerhoff (L) from Emmett, Idaho
and his companion, Elder Foster
Elder Truman (L) from Nolensville, Tennessee
and his companion, Elder Dall
Sister McGuire (L) from Chino Valley, Arizona
and her companion, Sister Simpson
Sister Turner (R) from El Paso, Texas
and her companion, Sister Cozzens
Elder Drebot (R) from West Valley City, Utah
and his companion, Elder Hoyt
Elder Paxton (L) from Springville, Utah
and his companion, Elder Taylor
The incoming elders and sisters arrived on Tuesday afternoon.
They came first to the mission home for dinner.
So many missionaries made for a long table in the living room!
Gathered for instruction. We think Sister Jensen blinked in
this picture, but if she were asleep no one could blame her.
Using California time, the sisters who arrived from the Mexico MTC
had been up since 11:00 p.m. the night before!
After a night's sleep things look brighter at
lunch on Wednesday. Everyone was anxious to know
who their new companions would be.
Waiting for the last meeting where new missionaries will share
their first testimonies in the field and receive their companions.
With the meeting over it was time to grab bags and bikes
and head out to begin the work. Welcome to Riverside!