Monday, May 20, 2013

Mission Tour

In May, the week before transfers, we were blessed to have Elder and Sister Nielson tour our mission. Elder Nielson is a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and will be the President of the Philippines Area Presidency beginning August 1st.  They toured our mission during the week of zone conferences.  We started the tour in Dagupan with missionaries from the zones of Calasiao, Dagupan, Lingayen and Mangaldan. The next day we met with missionaries from the zones in Agoo, Baguio and San Fernando La Union.  We finished the tour in Urdaneta with our zones from Bayambang, Rosales and Urdaneta. Each day was a spiritual feast as we visited and were taught by Elder and Sister Nielson.  We also enjoyed a good lunch, celebrated with our missionaries who had birthdays during the months of January through April, then we all gathered together for a picture.  We loved seeing all the missionaries!

                          President and Sister Monahan with President and Sister Nielson

                     Calasiao, Dagupan, Lingayen and Mangaldan Zones

                                  Agoo, Baguio and San Fernando Zones

                              Bayambang, Rosales and Urdaneta Zones
                 We did things a little differently in Urdaneta because the food was running
                 behind schedule.  No problem....missionaries are so flexible.  We celebrated
                 the birthdays first.  Then we took the tri-zone picture and got a chance to visit
                 with each other until the food arrived. Sister Monahan didn't take any pictures
                 of the missionaries eating lunch, but they did eat a nice lunch!


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