Once again we said goodbye to 7 of our finest. Four of the seven have quite a long flight back home. Elder Kapisi was picked up by his parents for his return trip back to Hawaii. Elder Hugo is on his way back to Alaska. Sis. Manarangi will return to Tonga. Sis. Fukushima returns to Japan. Sis. Fisher, Sis. Grow and Elder Huerra are stateside and have a much shorter trip. We have enjoyed these great missionaries. We know they will make great leaders of the church!
They talked Pres and Sis. Robinson into doing a silly picture. But President only has one pose.
Sis. Manarangi, Fisher, Fukushima
We had 10 new missionaries arrive in the mission on May 15, 2017. Unfortunately on the day they flew in, Pres. Robinson had a 24 hr flu bug that kept him home. Sis. Robinson was able to pick up these new missionaries with the help of the assistants and bring them to the mission home. They all enjoyed lunch together on the back patio of the mission home and then walked next door to our meetinghouse for a full afternoon of orientation. Later they met and were assigned their new companion/trainer. The wind was blowing fairly strong this day as you may notice Sis. Robinson’s hair flying around. By the morning, Pres. Robinson was back on his feet and met the new missionaries as they took off for their assigned areas.
This is late getting posted but in April we had to say goodbye to Elder & Sis. Jex. We held a going away get together over at the Mission Home. This is the Jex second mission they have served in the last 5 years. We will miss them very much.
They have served faithfully an 18 month mission in the Scottsdale mission where they mostly worked with the Native Americans on the reservation up in Cibecue. They were much loved by the members up there in that branch. Following are pictures of a branch activity put on the by the Jex and the elders. Pres. Spencer W. Kimball loved the Native Americans in this area and was the one who had this chapel built and later came and dedicated it. Pres. & Sis. Robinson were invited to their branch activity on March 17 where we enjoyed enchiladas, salad and mingling with the Cibecue branch members. Beautiful and humble people.
Elder Jex with Pres. Robinson
Sis. Jex with Elder Huerra & Elder Edwards
Chapel/all purpose room
Greeting the members
Elder Kunz, Elder Edwards, Sis & Pres. Robinson, Elder Huerra and Elder Moody
We held our zone conferences with the three zones up in our mountain area of the mission on 4-25-17. We have between 50-56 missionaries who serve in an area which covers about 200-300 square miles up in the Heber, Snowflake, Show Low, White Mountain and Eager areas. They are very dedicated and love to serve in this beautiful environment.
We always conclude all our zone conferences with a wonderful lunch prepared by different Stake RS sisters. Pictured is Sis. Seaman, the Stake RS Pres., from the Show Low Stake with her helpers (including her wonderful husband). We are spoiled by the love and attention we are given at these lunches.