Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Another transfer has come and gone.  We welcomed 6 new missionaries and said goodbye to 5.  The days go by so quickly as there is always so much to do.  This new group of 6 came well prepared.  We were impressed by their testimonies and their readiness to serve.  They have excellent trainers that will help guide them in the coming days as they adapt to life in the mission field.

"Lift up your heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed, and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation."
Doctrine & Covenants 31:3

(there is a video on the "New York New York Mission-President & Sister Smith" Facebook page.  We do not have video of Elder Visaya since he flew into JFK and was picked up by the Assistants and brought to HPN Airport.  Sister Egberts flight from Mexico arrived 2 hours after the Provo MTC group)

Elder Lindberg
Elder Visaya
Sister Doty
Sister Egbert
Sister Lee
Sister Peterson

President Smith welcoming Elder Tabor as his new assistant
The Assistants took the New Missionaries to Scarsdale Village to do some street contacting.

More pictures from transfer day...

It is always tender to say goodbye to the missionaries leaving.  This group was lots of fun on the last day.  We laughed a lot as they shared stories of their missions.  Each one has grown in countless ways.  They are better, stronger, more humble, filled with gratitude and a deeper love for the Savior and his Atonement.  Yet they have some trepidation about the future.  They are going to be great as they apply all that they have learned during their mission and continue to rely on the Savior.  It was very special to spend their final day in NY in the Temple together.

President Henry B. Eyring taught
 "As we are faithful in our service to help Heavenly Father’s children to go home to Him, we will qualify for the greeting we all so much want to hear when we finish our earthly ministry. These are the words: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” (Matthew 25:21).
Group of 5 going home.
Tony Zeng, one of our recently returned missionaries who now lives in Manhattan, also joined us at the Temple.

From the mission home you can look down into the gym of the Scarsdale Church Building.  This is what we saw on Friday night.  We sure love Elder and Sister Honeycutt!  (Sorry they are blurry.  William took them from our window)

1 comment:

  1. This post makes my heart so happy! I am so thankful for the Smith family and all their hard work to keep this blog going. After seeing these pictures I have such a peaceful feeling knowing that my missionary if safe and happy! Love you Elder Lindberg!

    Wendy Lindberg