Sunday, July 24, 2016

New missionaries and Trainers

We held the new missionary meeting on Friday at the Scarsdale building.  I always look forward to this meeting and being with these new missionaries after they have been here for about 10 days.  One of the things we do in the beginning is have each companionship introduce one another and what they have learned from their companion.  It is fun to hear how they have grown as a companionship in such a short period of time.  For many these will be eternal friendships.  I do a training on "adjusting to missionary life" and we discuss some of the challenges as well as blessings of serving a full time mission.  Dave teaches in depth the Doctrine of Christ amongst other things.  

It's been awesome having William with us at all the meetings this week.  Savannah and Lauren have been away visiting friends and attending EFY.  I have missed them.  I am so grateful to wonderful family and friends that so willingly help me with my girls and care for them in my absence.

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