We had such a great group of missionaries depart in October. Sadly, we were in New York at a mission president's seminar. It was hard not being able to send them off, but our wonderful office couples, the Hulls and the McKibbins, filled in for us and spoiled the missionaries. Also, Joanne Chatham, our amazing assistant and friend, was there to make sure everything ran smoothly. I know they got a wonderful sendoff and are enjoying being back with family and friends.
Our new missionaries arrived on October 26th. Unfortunately, we were in Binghamton, New York at a Mission President's Seminar.
It was not easy to miss greeting our missionaries. It wasn't easy for them either because they missed 2 flights in Toronto so didn't arrive until 11:30 a.m. (They were scheduled to arrive at midnight).
Needless to say, they were very tired but have since recovered and are enjoying and adjusting well to missionary life.
Our French speaking elders usually arrive at a different time than the other missionaries. So, Elder Legault arrived just before our mission president's seminar. We were really happy to be able to greet him upon his arrival. Elder Legault has been doing fabulous work here in the mission. We are so grateful to have him. He is a skilled, courageous missionary with a great heart.
We know missionaries aren't always good to send home photos, so we wanted you to see some of the scenery your missionaries have been able to view across the mission.
We said goodbye to Sister Warner--one of our most skilled missionaries. We were so sad to see her go, but we wish her improved health and much happiness in the future.
We have had some of the best missionaries come to our mission while they are waiting for their visas. They have made a great impact on the work here. We wish we could keep every one of them but have to send them on--some sooner than later. These are our newest visa waiters.
Sis. Debra Pratt