Thursday, April 12, 2012

February Nuevitos Meet Their Trainers

We welcomed our new missionaries in February with a crazy schedule. But they all met their trainers, had dinner and then boarded buses to their first sectors.

Farewell to our March Group

We hosted a breakfast in the mission home for our missionaries leaving in March. Afterwards we enjoyed a wonderful testimony meeting with these fine missionaries and them reluctantly said good-bye before putting them on a bus for the airport.

Welcome to Antofagasta!!! Our March Missionaries

We welcomed a large group of missionaries in March. The theme of the day was March Madness as we "lost" a group at the Santiago airport and later they were found and time was spent at the police station to recover Leland's stolen IPhone. But with the little time we spent with them we felt of their huge spirits and enthusiasm. The trainers welcomed their new companions with open arms and huge abrazos. Leland's parents shared the day with us and experienced a "cambio." It was a magnificent March madness moment with missionaries.

March Madness!!!

March Madness!!!!

During the month of March we had a little "competition" in the mission with the winners being brought into Antofagasta for lunch with Presidente and Hermana Bruce and an afternoon of the NCAA Final Basketball Game. The winning companionship who won March Madness came to the mission home with two of our Assistants.

First on the schedule was to hike the mountain behind our home with Presidente Bruce. They climbed to the second mountain and talked about missionary work for two hours. They showered afterwards in the downstairs bano and then we had lunch. Soon everyone was settled in for the basketball game, Kentucky vs. Kansas. It wasn't the most exciting game but for four young men who don't watch sports it was a great event. They filled their bags with leftover candy after the game and then headed back to their sectors on TurBus. It was a great day with four great missionaries.

The top of the second mountain overlooking Antofagasta.
Watching the game.
March Madness 2012 winners