A new year brought some new faces: We welcomed six new Elders on Jan. 8. Three of them had been waiting on visas so had been out working in other missions for some time. The other three had come straight from the MTC in Provo. Since it was in the middle of a transfer (when the visas come, they ship them out immediately!) the President decided not to disrupt six established companionships. He paired them up and assigned them to areas with excellent, experienced missionaries and sent them out to work! They are doing a great job!!!
Our first zone conference of the new year was in the Canary Islands. There are 10 missionaries and two senior couples serving on three islands, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. Despite the distance from the mission office and the distance between islands, they are a united and dedicated group!
|Back: Elder Hodges, Hna. and Elder Andrews, Elder Scott, Hnas. Nielsen and Benitez|
Front: Elders Kap (ZL), Martin de la Sierra, Slack, Mateer, Ross (ZL) and Sanchez
Missing: The Parkers