|Baptism of Dori Lentino by Elder Nilson|
One other really happy thing about this occasion -- Elder Nilson left two days later for home. Wow, we miss him, but what a wonderful way to conclude your mission to invite people to come unto Christ and make covenants with Him.
|Elder Kress and Elder Nilson|
|Sister Parker and Sister Bakker|
We welcomed these 11 new missionaries. Transfer days are stressful for us because there is so much to do. The logistics alone are daunting -- who picks them up at the airport, who orients them, how do we keep them awake . . . And of course, we feed them. We made 30 sack lunches first thing this morning assembly line style. Sister Newman has this whole thing down, and we can put together 30 complete sack lunches that the missionaries love in about 30 minutes.
|Elder Newman walking them through filling out their registration papers -- aah, German bureaucracy!|
|New elders hard at work filling out forms. The grinning Elder Harrison is one of our capable "tech" elders. His companion Elder Pfleumer (from Basel, Switzerland) is probably working on a snack below the table in the background.|
|Sister Meure is from Australia|
|Janet is keeping an eye on their work to help them fill out the forms|
|Jeff is giving his best song and dance about money matters|
|Janet taking a few minutes in the office to make little gifts from the office to all of the other senior couples in the mission|
|Jeff took a quick walk to the dry cleaners and passed this house being painted an awful yellow green with olive trim. Wow, who chose those colors?|
|There were banners for children's puppet show. Wish we could have gone.|
This last picture is just for fun. We were in a mall one night looking for winter coats, and Elder Jarrard, Jeff, and Elder Newman were doing what all men do in malls -- sit on a bench and talk. The wives instigated this pose.