Then 24 hours prior to the arrival of the new missionaries we get word that the arrival will be pushed back about 14 hours (some kind of airline problem). So instead of the new missionaries arriving at 10 AM on Wednesday they are scheduled to arrive at just prior to midnight on Wednesday. So I scrambled to adjust the plan to fit day 1 and day 2 activities all into 1 day. It did not start well - Missionaries plane was an additional 1:40 minutes late. We put them to bed in the hotel about 3 AM.
We had to cancel some planned activities and adjust others. But we are flexible and started the re-planned 2 PM transfer meeting at about 3:15 PM. My day outside the condo started by going to the market before 7 AM to pick up fresh fruits and ended about 10:30 PM after refueling the Van for the 3:30 AM Trip to the Airport ( No I did not go to the Airport - that pleasure was left to others).
|Sister Sowards and Sister Meeker enjoying a moment|
The couple t the very front of this Picture are Elder and Sister Seppi. They were included in the change of assignment portion of the meeting. They were assigned to support the Thonburi branch. Prior to this time they were not assigned to attend a specific church unit.
Sister Seppi was so cute she jumped up with excitement just like the other junior Missionaries and hugged her companion. It was fun to see.
|Elder Meeker ready to receive customers after the transfer meeting.|
I will be digging out from this transfer for few days. We closed about six areas and opened two new houses. I have to help with the finding of accommodations for the new areas and work with new landlords and arrange for a contract, security deposit and pay rent. Tomorrow morning (my Preparation Day) I get to drive to one house and deliver two additional mattresses because we added two Elders to an existing house.
|MLC Special Musical Number|
The special musical number (Army of Helaman) was performed by the Mission Leader Council (MLC) and all of the Completing Missionaries. It was very well done. Note the 9 Sister Training Leaders on the far side.
|Picture of the Missionaries prior to the start of transfer meeting|
|Completing Missionaries were seated in a place of honor |
Up front on the side - on couches