But . . . here are the Wonderful Seven who joined our ranks this week, standing in front of our "Tree of Life".
While one is in the interview, the others get to relax in the living room.
Then President Wagner reads off the names of the companionships.
Who meet in the middle with a hug.
Followed by some "getting to know you" time. This missionary on the left below has only been in the country six months but this is his second time to train. Add that to his own training and he will have at least nine months straight studying the 12 week training program.
Then it is pictures, bank cards and pizza time . . .
We then load them all up into taxis and send them to the bus station. That always makes me a little nervous because I know that all of them will spend a good part of the next two weeks missing their homes and families and yearning for better living conditions. We will be doing zone conferences in two weeks though, so we will be able to check on them then.