We are increasing in the number of missionaries departing and right now we are still having many missionaries coming into the mission. Just under twenty missionaries returned to their homes after eighteen months to two years of service and just over twenty missionaries entered the mission to begin their eighteen to twenty-four months of service.
|These three Anziani returned home a bit early to get into school|
|These missionaries departed on January 23, 2015|
|One of the Assistants and the Office Anziani waiting at the airport for the new arrivals|
|And here they come!|
|All here safely and cheering about it!|
|President giving arrival testimony and instructions|
|Then grab your luggage|
|and head for the bus!|
|We are on the bus|
|and are REALLY in Italy|
|and are still SMILING!|
|After a quick lunch, we were off to do some finding on the mezzi|
|Getting contact information is important|
|We exited at the Duomo and were in awe of Milano centro|
|and the beautiful Duomo|
|We stopped to turn our heel three times|
|at the lucky boar in the Galleria|
|We continued to share our message|
|even though it was raining!|
After dinner and testimonies, the arriving missionaries were taken to a hotel for a good night's rest. The next day, the trainers came in and the missionaries were matched up with their companions.
|The trainers being instructed before meeting their trainees|
|Here come the new missionaries!|
|Excited to meet their companions|
|The new missionaries reciting their purpose to the trainers|
|The newly arrived missionaries - January 22, 2015|
|The new missionaries and their trainers with President and Sister Dibb|
|Permesso and financial training with Anziano and Sorella Rose|
On January 27, 2015, we received a new missionary from Northern Italy who is serving a mini-mission.
|The new Sorella at the mission office.|
|and with her trainer at their apartment|
|The arriving Anziano meeting his companion|
|A photo with Presidente and Sorella Dibb|
|This Anziano found out where he was serving by looking at the transfer board|
|And he and his companion had dinner at the Mission Home|
A couple of weeks later, the new missionaries and their companions came back in two groups for more training on how to do missionary work.
We are grateful for these new missionaries and the service of the departing missionaries. Serving the Lord full-time is not an easy task, but we have learned that we can do hard things and realize great joy in the service of our Heavenly Father.