On a very rainy Monday afternoon we received 18 new missionaries from the Provo MTC as well as the Mexico MTC. The first plane from Provo arrived about 2:30pm. We took these brand new and very eager missionaries back to the church meetinghouse adjacent to the Mission Office, for a light lunch, receiving their new bikes and instructions on driver training. Then they all went out and did some contacting with zone leaders and sister training leaders in the surrounding neighborhoods as we waited for the second wave of missionaries to arrive from Mexico. The next group of missionaries came in around 4:45pm but by the time they made it through customs, we did not actually get them until closer to 6pm. We brought them back to the church meetinghouse where they met the first group of missionaries. Then we fed them dinner, introduced them to the mission via a power point presentation and then had a discussion about their missionary purpose. Then we opened it up to questions. They usually are so tired by this time of night that there is not a lot of questions. By 9pm we got them situated in their temporary living quarters where they would stay for one night. (Pictures were taken inside the mission home due to the bad weather.)
Brand new companionships!! Tuesday morning, the missionaries were up and ready to go by 8am. They enjoyed a great breakfast provided by Sis. Robinson at the mission home and then moved over to the church meetinghouse for a day of instruction and training. Below are pictures of the brand new companionships.