I feel like I have been with 2000 stripling warriors today.
Oh they are outstanding like the warriors
but I am talking about the sheer volume.... 2000.
I have been in a sea of white shirts and ties all day
and thank goodness a few skirts.
Parents, your missionaries have arrived safely and are now
assigned to their trainers and their new areas.
Top Row - Elder Martinez and his trainer Elder Berroterán East Zone, Chimu
Elder Quispe and his trainer Elder Mendoza Viru Zone, Chanquin
Elder Rivas and his trainer Elder Hargis Casa Grande Zone, Ascope
Middle Row Elder Richards and his trainer Elder Vilchez Chimbote Peru, Los Pinos
Hermana Arce with her trainer Hermana Parque Chimbote Sur. Buenos Aires
Elder Gutiérrez with his trainer Elder Bourque Porvenir. Gran Chimu
Bottom Row Elder Ortellado with his trainer Elder Briones Casa Grande, Chocope
Elder Mieles with his trainer Elder Whitehead Huaraz, Carhuaz
Elder Marchant with his trainer Elder Canaan Huaraz, Central
Above Top Row Elder Hansen and his trainer Elder Sanchez Primavera, Primavera
Elder Huaman and his trainer Elder Cotrina Viru, Viru Pueblo 2
Middle Row Elder Jensen and his trainer Elder Gomez Chimbote Sur, La Florida
Elder Hurley and his trainer Elder Contreras East Zone, Otuzco 1
Bottom Row Elder King and his trainer Elder Martinez Huaraz, Huarupampa
Elder Vélez and his trainer Elder Lopez Chimbote Sur, Cumorah
Above Top Row Hermana Cortés and her trainer Hermana Lamas Chimbote Sur, Gardenias
Elder Castillo and his trainer Elder Ramos Chimbote Sur, San Jacinto
Elder Alva and his trainer Elder Vera Chimbote Peru, El Acero
Middle Row Elder Armstrong and his trainer Elder Gomez Chimbote Peru, Central
Elder Fernandez with his trainer Elder Zetina Laureles, America
Elder Espinal with his trainer Elder Mikesell East Zone, Otusco2
Bottom Row Hermana Langi with her trainer Hermana Ortiz Huaraz, Huaraz 1
Elder Davila with his trainer Elder Munson Chimbote Peru, Cambpuente
Oops a duplicate picture on the bottom row
but below we have Elder Bulmini with his trainer Elder Wilkinson Laureles Zone, La Noria
In between all the training and the bus rides and the luggage moving and the temple site
and the lunch at the mission home
and the games and the changes all over the mission
...Elders and Sisters coming in from all over
and swapping locations and companions...
...we ran to the airport to pick up another new Elder from Iquitos.
This is Elder Rengifo. He will be with Elder Pacchioni who is
using his hand to present his new companion to all of you.
They will be great together.
And of course the bookends are our office elders...
Elder Facer and Elder Glasgow.
As I am typing all these names of our missionaries
and seeing their faces,
I keep saying over and over with each one
¨Oh, this is the best missionary.
They are lucky to have them as a trainer"
We are so BLESSED to have the best missionaries in the
whole wide world.
Also Thank you to the Parents of our new missionaries
We will take good care of them
with a lot of Love and Prayer.