I am sorry that a new blog has been such a long time coming. Internet at the Mission Home has been down for a few months, so we have a few blogs to catch up.
September brought many missionaries to the mission and we also said goodbye to a few. A visa-waiting sister missionary was added to the August group before the new missionary training.
|This Sorella was a Visa waiter from Italy going to the United States.|
|Here she is with her companion and Presidente and Sorella Dibb.|
|Class of August 20, 2015 - Trainers and Trainees after new missionary training at Cimiano Church|
|A couple of our departing missionaries|
|Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders at Conseglio (Mission Leadership Council) - September 14, 2015|
|President and Sister Dibb attended Zone Training in the Brescia Zone|
|This is a great young woman in La Spezia (center) who was baptized last year and her mother (left) was baptized this year.|
Then the new missionaries began to arrive. We had a Sorella and an Anziano who were from Italy waiting for their Visas for the United States. What a blessing it is to have these native Italians jump right into their missionary service in our mission.
|Then, here they are waiting at the airport for the missionaries coming from the Provo MTC|
|And here they are!|
|New Missionaries - September 30, 2015|
|And a cheer for Italy!|
|President talking to the new missionaries|
|Off to load the luggage and go to the mission offices for training|
|Loading the luggage|
|Getting to know the Office Anziani|
The next day was training at the Cimiano Church and meeting the trainers and match-ups. Then it was off to their first cities of service.
|Here come the new missionaries!|
|The trainers reciting Doctrine and Covenants Section 4 to the new missionaries|
|The new missionaries reciting "Our Purpose" to the trainers|
|Instruction by President Dibb|
|Getting ready for the match-up|
|New missionary and trainer with President and Sister Dibb|
|Another new missionary and his trainer|
|The new missionaries with their copies of the Book of Mormon (with bookmarks) to read as our "gift to the Savior."|
|The new missionaries are excited to get to their first areas of service.|
|Departing Missionaries - October 1, 2015|
|Conseglio - October 5, 2015|
|Eating lunch at New Missionary Training in Pisa|
|A more formal shot of New Missionary Training in Pisa|
|New Missionary Training in Cimiano|
|New Missionary Training at the Mestre Church|
|Assistants training the new missionaries at the Mestre Church|
|Formal shot of the group in Mestre|
It was a busy and action-packed September. We look forward to serving with these great new missionaries and will miss the departing missionaries greatly. More blogs soon to come of the November and December groups.