January has the best weather of the year in Scottsdale! The nights are in the upper 40s with days around 70. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Into this paradise, we welcomed 6 new missionaries – 4 Elders and 2 Sisters – including 1 from Temple Square.
Arriving from the Provo MTC were Elders Proctor, Rivera and Beesley. Elder Ross arrived from Red Rock AZ for a 2-transfer mission, while Sister Ruggles and Sister Radamason arrived from the MTC and Temple Square, respectively. Sister Radamason is from Madagascar and speaks passable French. She is helping with our mission’s efforts to find, teach and baptize French speaking people, mostly from West Africa.
The group toured the Mesa Visitors Center, went out first time contacting and ended Day 1 with driver safety training. Day 2 included a drivers test, training and meeting their new companions. All of these Elders and SIsters are prepared missionaries and are making definite contributions to their areas!
The mission is now down to 185 Elders and Sisters with the prospect of 180 on the horizon. We are thankful for each and every one of them!