Monday, 8 March 2015
Transfers mean many elders and sisters meeting at the office with their luggage and bedding, getting with their new companion and traveling to their new area.
Phones, cars and keys stay with each flat. Phones, cars and keys are supposed to stay with each area.
The drama increased greatly when 3 sisters coming for transfers were in a serious car accident. The first question Sister Back asked, “Are you hurt, is anyone hurt?” We were blessed that the answer was no. We all felt that blessing even more when we saw the pictures of the mangled car. It was a total loss.
In the afternoon, Sister Tolman and I hauled all the food for the “leavers” dinner to the Mission President’s Home and started chopping and cooking. I had already cut up the chicken and started 6 batches of fajitas Sunday night. We added the peppers and finished cooking the fajitas, cut the fruit, warmed the tortillas, etc. Sister Tolman made delicious Spanish rice, salsa and guacamole and a cake! I know I’m talking about food a lot; it is a big part of my assignment and has been delicious!
Ladies eat first. Sister Panini on left is going home to Venice through Dubai tonight!
We were pleasantly surprised to be invited to stay for the testimony meeting that night. They are dependable, hard working, humble and delightful young men and women. In the Book of Mormon they would be called “delightsome”.
Left, Elder Phillips is standing on his toes! He conducted our Mission Conference with Elder Bednar. Elder Tito has gained a lot of weight and fits into Elder Kinghorn’s suit jacket comfortably. Right are two favorite sisters. The candy leis are a gift from a special Mortdale Ward member.