We were expecting our missionaries to arrive on Wednesday evening, however, the international flight for our missionaries coming from the Provo MTC was delayed. The missionaries arrived in Urdaneta on Thursday morning and we were happy to see them. They were pretty tired because they had to wake up at 2am so they could get on the 6am bus in Manila for their 4-hour trip to Urdaneta. It wasn't until we were about to serve lunch that we found out none of the missionaries had eaten breakfast before they left Manila. I guess they observed an unplanned "special" fast!
Our May 2013 Arriving Batch
(L-R) Front row: Sister Dover, Sister Gerhards, Sister La Torre, and Sister Renata.
Center row: Sister Lazan, Sister Rozal, Sister Viquerra, Sister Villaren,
Sister Evans, Sister Davidson, and Sister De Jose
Back row: Elder Alajar, Elder Garceniego, Elder Bigelow, Elder Paz,
Elder Tarronas, Elder Masame, Elder Vunibola, Elder Tabucol, Elder Paran,
Elder Estrada, Elder Medel, and Elder Baldovino
at the "big house" with the mission home with
Assistants and office elders. President and Sister Monahan.
A few of the senior couples joined us for dinner. Sister Monahan sat
across from President, but she got up to take the pictures :)