Thursday, April 25, 2013

March 29th Transfer Day

The arrival of 31 missionaries makes for a very large
Transfer Day....many missionaries and lots of luggage!
A vision of beauty, but don't let this fool you.  These sisters are
just a few of the many sisters we now have as part of the
Lord's powerful army of missionaries!

                                                    More of our mighty missionaries......

                                                                                                   Baguio Zone

                                    Mangaldan Zone                             San Fernando Zone

      Rosales Zone                                    Dagupan Zone          

                                                                    Rosales Zone

                                                                      Lingayen Zone

                                                                      Agoo Zone

                                                                  Urdaneta Zone

                             Urdaneta Zone Leaders                              Calasiao Zone

                                                                  Bayambang Zone

                          Bayambang Zone Leaders

                                                                    Urdaneta Zone

                                                                  Bayambang Zone

March 27th Arriving Missionaries

31 New Missionaries--our largest batch so far!
Front: (L-R) Sisters Latimer, Ombega, Vallar, Lamb, Encallado, Gonzales,
Ocampo, Bono, Latido, Detera, Baluyot, Gomez, Stokes and Augustin.
Center:  Elders Maravilla, Mortensen, Johnson, Nuttal, Christensen, Manzione
Jipus and Taylor.  Back: Elders Saquilabon, Walker, Tuivaiti, Uhi, Aisea
Tupou, Ete, Hansen and Treanor.
(Click on pictures to view larger)
                             We picked the missionaries up from the bus stop in Urdaneta

                                Then dinner was served at the Urdaneta Stake center

                           Sisters get served first!  :) .....   then Elders Davis and Dela Cruz
                                              talk to the missionaries after dinner

              (L) President Monahan with Elders Dela Cruz, Davis, Mayes, Hyatt, PeƱaranda,
                             Matthews and our wonderful cooks: Sisters Carol and Viviene

                                 First night in the mission field = lots of tired missionaries!

  The next morning, missionaries arrived early to have their interviews with President, then we
  went outside for Sister Engels to take our pictures--thanks for providing the shade, Elder Mayes.

               The missionaries did a great job making their own PB&J sandwiches for lunch

                         After lunch, they walked across the parking lot to the mission home for
                                         an orientation meeting followed by testimonies

                                                Back to the stake center for dinner.....

                                               and a couple of games before leaving.

                              All the new missionaries are ready to hit the ground running!