Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Flurry of New Missionaries

Four days after Christmas it was warm and sunny here, but a flurry
of new missionaries still managed to arrive.  They couldn't believe
the weather!  Except for those arriving from the Mexico MTC, 
Riverside looked nothing like the places they had just left!

They arrived at the mission home, 
experienced their first California earthquake,
had dinner, began training, then got a much needed night's rest.
(By the way, the last incoming group also experienced an
earthquake during their first evening at the mission home.)

The next morning everyone arrived at the mission office for
breakfast and a morning of training.  

After training, everyone was ready for lunch. 

In the afternoon we had a meeting to get acquainted with 
the new missionaries, hear their testimonies, and introduce
them to their new companions. 

Here are the new California Riverside Missionaries
and their companions.  

Elder Doi (R) and his companion Elder Jukes. 

Elder Bee (L) and his companion Elder Beck. 

Sister Godoy (R) and her companion Sister Cramer.

Sister Jensen (L) and her companion Sister Simpson. 

Elder Peterson (R) and his companion Elder Chapman.

Elder Simpson (L) and his companion Elder Frost.

Sister Stone (R) and her companion Sister Burris. 

Elder Gulbranson (R) and his companion Elder Wood. 

Elder Thacker (R) and his companion Elder Schlueter.  

Sister Willis (R) and her companion Sister McGuire. 

In December we also had three new senior couples arrive: 

Elder and Sister Hall. 

Elder and Sister Heaton.

Sister and Elder Jensen (center) with (from left to right)
Elder and Sister Reed, Sister and Elder Just, 
the Jensens, Sister and Elder Puskas, 
Sister and President Mullen.

Welcome to the Work!