|New missionaries in front of the horse statue at the airport.|
|First dinner in the mission field!|
|Trying to decide from the map where they will go|
|Hmmm..where will I be sent?|
On Thursday we had our huge transfer day where everyone that is getting transferred all around the mission meets at different chapels to be assigned to their new companions and sent to their new areas.
This is quite an event because we have missionaries coming from all over--as far as 7 hours away.
We do 3 different transfer meetings- the first in Calgary, then 2 hours south in Lethbridge, and then back up to Calgary. It is a crazy day, but somehow it all works out. This transfer has really been weighing on Steve's mind--he has been praying and thinking about it for two weeks, and trying to determine where the Lord would want these missionaries sent and with whom. It is quite amazing to watch it all unfold. It is also so funny to watch them with all their luggage and belongings!
|Elder Corning loading up his things|
|Bringing all their baggage to move|
|Turning in keys and phones to their areas |
We took them all to the airport at 9:00 so they could go through customs and make their flights. I was excited for them, and a bit sad all at the same time. I just kept thinking about when our boys came home from their missions how excited I was to see them...so I was excited for their families to see their missionary. All in all it was a great week. It was a good one to get under our belt.
This is great work here in the mission field; and it is also the busiest thing we have ever done. We always feel inadequate, and not equal to the task; so we feel a real reliance on the Lord to bless us and strengthen us in the work. The words to the hymn "I Need Thee Every Hour" ring constantly in our minds..we truly do need Him every hour in this work.
|Our departing missionaries|
|The elders shoes in the mission home|
|Sisters Matheson, Pippert, Condie, Hernandez-Alfaro-we love them!|
|Last departing picture! |
Oh, and we had one more broken wrist this week! That makes 3 since we have been here!
Next week we begin our first round of zone conferences!