To Whom Shall We Go

This is so cool!

Right now, this video “To Whom Shall We Go” is on the front page of LDS.org. This inspiring video features one of our own missionaries who is serving right now in the ATM…Elder Lee! You also get to see Elder Lawrence who is Elder Lee’s companion (at the time this was filmed) and the wonderful people and places of the ATM mission.

Make sure you watch it and share it. The message of the video is for everyone.

February 2018-Saying Goodbye

How we love these missionaries!!

It’s been a privilege to have known and worked with them all. We know the ups and downs of mission life, and the grit and diligence these young adults show is nothing short of INSPIRING.

Our dear Sisters & Hermanas…. oh how we will miss your influence and bright bright spirits.

 

Our AP’s got this picture with Moroni and the Tucson sun glowing in the background. So cool!

You all are so wonderful…don’t leave!!!

 

This was a pano of the “My Life” discussion we had in President’s office after all the exit interviews were finished…

…our dinner at the mission home…

…and signing the ATM flag.

And don’t forget a couple of selfie’s on Sister Browning’s phone.

Love you Hermana’s!!

The famous mission home stair picture of our stellar, steadfast missionaries on the eve of going home.

Next morning, early early in the morning, we board the mission van (“Lola”) and head to the airport.

It was a little chilly for a February morning in Tucson, but not too bad for 5:00 am.

 

This scene of mass amounts of luggage and people always gets a few stares.

We usually get stopped at least once during these drop offs as people think we work for the airport.

(Haha, I stopped wearing my navy blazer to the airport because I was constantly being asked for directions of lost airport patrons.)

Goodbye our dear ATM missionaries. May you always be kept safe and strong as you head out into your new life.  God bless.

February 2018 New Missionaries

The beauty of transfer week… NEW MISSIONARIES!

We love this week because the ATM gets a shot-in-the-arm of new recruits!! They are fresh, excited and ready to fulfill their purpose. They have contagious enthusiasm and their spirits are as bright as their white shirts and beautiful smiles.

Arriving missionaries getting their luggage and loading up. The weather is perfect, sunshine and in the upper 70’s. Wonderful time to arrive in Tucson.

Haha! I must have snapped the photo as Elder Creason (one of our AP’s) was blinking….or taking a half second nap!

 

Heading up to downtown Tucson to see the Mormon Battalion Monument.

Now to the office/church for some lunch and training!!

Next day, is the kicker!

Transfers for the whole mission happen early in the morning (those missionaries that are getting transferred come to the “transfer site” and meet up with their new companions OR get on the transfer van to head to their new area.) It’s called controlled chaos… sort of…

Also, the new missionaries get to meet their blessed trainers and have more training. After that, they head out to start what they were born to do, INVITE OTHERS TO COME UNTO CHRIST.

 

 

Here are the new trainers and trainees.  They are all going to be wonderful!!