During the last two weeks of July, the Missione Italiana di Milano received quite an influx of new missionaries. Thirty new young Anziani and Sorelle arrived, twenty-seven from the Provo MTC and three from the Madrid MTC. Two couples also also began their service, one in the mission office and the other in the Pordenone Military Base Ward.
|Anziano and Sorella Harmer, the new Coppia dell'Ufficio|
The group from the Spain MTC came into two different airports - two at Malpensa and one at Linate.
The group from Provo arrived a few hours late and missing some luggage, but were in excellent spirits. The logistics of getting this large number of people around Milano and into the field was amazingly orchestrated by gli Assistenti alle Presidente (the assistants to the president), gli Anziani dell’ufficio (the office elders) and the coppie dell’ufficio (the office couples).
|The entire July 24th group of pioneering missionaries in front of the bus at the Milan Linate Airport|
|Tired and Happy|
|What would we do without buses?|
|Group picture following dinner on the evening of July 24, 2013|
Three couples and five young missionaries returned home after faithful service to the Lord for eighteen months to two years. Pictured below is one of the couples and the younger missionaries with Presidente and Sorella Dibb.
|Departing Missionaries at the Mission Home on July 25, 2013|