Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Missionaries

One of the most exciting things to us is to receive new missionaries into our mission. Here we are as the welcoming crew at the airport waiting for the new arrivals.

We brought the missionaries to the mission home to spend the afternoon with us. Here they are at the end of the day after they've been assigned to their trainers.

It's really an exciting event to find out who your new companion is!

Here the trainers and new missionaries are wondering who they'll be working with.

We thought we would be nice and send all the parents home an e-mail with a picture of their son with us the day they arrived. We only had one goof-up--this Elder's picture went home to the wrong parents. They couldn't believe how their son had grown!

These fifteen elders are the first group to belong to us for their whole mission! We are starting to feel like the mission is ours now.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Our Cute Mission Home Maid

This is our housekeeper, Nice. She is even shorter than me! She comes twice a week to clean for us. This is one of our mission blessings! Don't you love the cute maid uniform? She wears a red one and a blue one.

Our Mission Home Monkeys

These little guys were just outside the mission home dining room window trying to stay dry in a rainstorm. They're not there all the time, but we can often spot them.

They're kind of funny looking as monkeys go. They remind me more of an Ewok from Star Wars than a monkey. They seem like they are the Brazilian version of a squirrel. Watch out Tyler.