On January 17th the first group of missionaries in
the new year arrived. Here they are with their new companions!
Elder Crowther (L) from Virginia
and his companion, Elder Yeng.
Elder Geddes (R) from Idaho (waiting for a visa to Brazil)
and his companion, Elder Wood.
Sister Grover (R) from Utah
and her companion, Sister Hernandes Sanchez.
Sister Hernandez from Texas
and her companion, Sister Tobler .
Elder Mills from Utah (waiting for a visa to India)
and his companion, Elder Maughn.
Elder Nelson from Utah
and his companion, Elder Zeng.
Elder Rodriguez (R) from Georgia
and his companion Elder Spittle.
Sister Ruggles (R) from Colorado
and her companion, Sister Diamond.
Sister Wilson from Utah
and her companion, Sister Nai.
Elder Jordan from Utah (waiting for a visa to India)
and his companion, Elder
Elder Hardy from Utah (waiting for a visa to India)
and his companion, Elder Fairbanks.
A couple of weeks after arriving this group reunited for
a Trainer/Trainee meeting.
A little breakfast was the first order of the day.
There was time to visit and catch up on the experiences of
these first weeks in the mission.
Elder Paxton, the newest assistant to the president, and
Elder Jones helped welcome and train
the new missionaries and trainers.
Missionaries heading to India are not required to have
suit jackets. Sweaters are their dress clothes for the
Following breakfast, the elders and sisters studied their
scriptures to help them prepare for the trainings
that were about to begin.
This is a wonderful group of new missionaries!