Transfer Day is always a busy, busy day, but this one was HUGE. Out of 50 companionships, 45 were affected to a greater or lesser degree. The office Elders, Elder Driggs and Elder Jackson, planned out every step, bought every plane, train and bus ticket and assigned temporary companions and lodging for everyone. The plans they drew up looked like battle plans for a major encounter! Just to keep myself on track, I drew up a flow chart for myself, for Pres. Watkins and for the office Elders. It was two horizontal pages long!
Sunday night the oficinistas picked up four missionaries who came in from the Santiago District because three of them were leaving for home and had to be here Monday morning: Elders Hinton and Benson and Hnas. Schiffler and Sandoval. At 11:30 pm, Pres. Watkins and I went to the airport to pick up three Elders coming from the Canaries so they could travel home or to their new areas on Monday: Elders Hodges, Kap, and Mateer.
|Hna. Schiffler, E. Benson, E. Hinton, E. Driggs (the chauffeur) and Hna. Sandoval having a late night supper of chili and corn bread. The other three ate when they arrived.|
|The main body of missionaries being transferred. A few more came later and a few moved to a different area without passing through Madrid first.|
|SOME of the mountains of suitcases we moved.|
|"Well done, thou good and faithful servant!"|
Back row: E. Middleton, Kay, Dawson, Bartholomew, Jensen
Middle row: E. Kap, Hinton, Benson, Pte. Watkins, E. Castro
Front row: Hnas. Sieverts, Moraza, Huntsman, Schiffler and Watkins