Two elders came a couple weeks ago from Colombia!! We were so happy to finally get them. Both had been waiting a long time for their visas to arrive.
They all arrived in the morning so we fed them a typical Mexican breakfast of fried eggs, chilaquiles, yogurt and banana bread. Then, after interviews, we sent them to the office (the elders) and to houses in a nearby ward (the sisters) to take a nap. They have to get up at 4 in the morning to come from the MTC in Mexico City, and the poor elder from Peru had been flying all night. At six (when p-day was over for the rest of the missionaries) we sent them all out to work.
This morning training started bright and early. First the assistants arrived at the church with the luggage, which they had to unload by themselves. (I took the picture as evidence that the job of assistant is not really something to aspire to.:-)
making history in our mission. With the high number of sister missionaries now, the Church has changed "Zone Leader Council" (which meets monthly) to "Mission Council" which will continue to meet monthly but include "Sister Leader Trainers" who will be responsible for training the sisters in the mission. These two are our first sister trainers!! Both are super missionaries, we are just sad that one of them will be returning to her home in Honduras in six weeks.
Here the assistants are teaching the new elders the mission ways. (Sorry I am in the mirror!)
After the preliminary training by myself and the assistants, we went into the chapel for the really fun part. This is where all the new missionaries . . . (in picture below)
Editors Note: We were supposed to receive 17 more, (9 from the US and the rest from several Latin American countries) but they are waiting for visas. Please pray they will come soon!!