Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Our Best Missionaries Again Finish Their Service

And now they return to their families and homes.
We have been blessed that they chose to serve a mission.
We are so thankful they came to us!
We love these missionaries.
We know they will make the world a better place
because of the tremendous people they are.
 Cute Ruby-red slippers on a cute missionary.  She's going back to Kansas.  Lucky Kansas!

"And now, my sons [and daughters], remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."  Helaman 5:12

Another powerful Assistant to the President has also completed his service.  He has worked hard
with joy and enthusiasm!  We love him and we will miss him!  Thank you!

Thank you to all of you incredible, wonderful, brilliant, powerful missionaries for coming
and blessing our lives and the lives of many, many others here!

Transfers - March 2015

Missionaries look forward to this exciting Transfer Day.

Luggage is tagged with colored pipe cleaners according to the areas they will be going and put in  separate rooms for their destinations.

A few friendly games are started as missionaries wait for the transfer vans to arrive.

Missionaries find letters and packages for them that were sent to the Mission Office and brought to this Transfer Point by the Senior Office Sisters.
They also pick up media they or others in their Zones have ordered.
The Senior Office Sisters provide snacks and water for them.
They just don't even know how blessed we all are to have such outstanding Office Couples!

The Family History Center is opened for the missionaries to email home.

Sometimes members (and their cute kids) generously bring missionaries to the Transfer Points.
Thank you!

Missionaries love to gather with others they haven't seen for awhile.

One of the Assistants announces that luggage needs to be loaded.
Calling all Elders!

Luggage, bags, boxes, bikes are unloaded from the arriving vans
and then reloaded onto the departing vans for the new areas.
It's amazing how well it all happens.  We lose a few unmarked or mismarked belongings, but eventually almost all is found and returned.  It's all kind of a miracle.
So good of the elders to work hard to help it all happen!
Thank you!!!!

We have senior missionaries and other volunteers who help drive the missionaries to their new areas.
Thank you!

Time to circle up.

The drivers have arrived with their loads of missionaries and stuff.

We sing a song.  We say a prayer for thanksgiving and for safety.

Names are called.

 Departing missionaries come to the center of the circle.

The drivers sometimes come to the center of the circle too.
Thank you to our senior missionaries for driving.
It's a long day and a lot of miles.
I think they love being with these missionaries as much as we do!

 This missionary was the photographer for these transfer pictures.
Nice job.
Thank you!!!!!

They grab a few snacks and then they're off!
Another new transfer begins filled with hopes and dreams,
effort and determination
to find, teach and baptize the Elect.
We love these and all of our missionaries!