This last week we had our largest group of missionaries so far. We received 26 missionaries in 3 days. The first 3 live in France, they have been at the Provo Mission Training Center. They arrived Wednesday night about 11:00pm. Our 1st trip to the airport this week.
Our next group of 10 missionaries arrived at 4:30am Saturday morning. They arrived from the Provo Mission Training Center. It was a short night for us and a long flight for them.
The sisters in our Ward (Papeete 1) made all the lais for us to greet the new missionaries with. Thanks so much for all the help and support you are for the missionaries.
It is customary to remove your shoes before entering a home here in Tahiti. We arrived at the Mission Presidents home just after the Tahitian Missionaries arrived for Breakfast.
The sisters shoes on one side of the door, and the Elders on the other side of the door. All fresh new clean shoes.
not receiving the items we sent to them. Brand new bikes, luggage, metal trunks, boxes and of course cookies from Elder and Sister Hemming.
Who's luggage is this? Where is she going? Where is her companions stuff? Oh my, it has started to rain.
Well that is all for now. After we get all the bank accounts opened, travel cards and other paperwork completed and purchased things might settle down a bit until January when we receive another large group of missionaries. We have 72 now and hope to have over 100 early next year. We don't have very many opportunities to teach the Gospel but we try to support all the missionaries called to teach. We love to hear their stories and see their photos. We have attended several missionary activities where they invite members to bring their friends and let them ask questions and set up appointments if they so desire. We stay busy and are tired at the end of the day. Aside from missing family and friends we are enjoying our service here in Tahiti.