Transfer Week-June 2018-Departing Wednesday

Here we are….. bright eyed and excited for the new day. It’s time to depart the ATM for home, family and friends.

It’s quite surreal and daunting, but we must move forward with all that we have learned here in the ATM and go forth into the world and be lights of righteous and true disciples of Christ.

Thank you for all of your hard work and diligence in inviting others to come unto Christ.  Keep that missionary tag forever on your hearts.

We will miss you, but you have family and friends on pins and needles waiting for you this morning.

Well done dear missionaries!

Transfer Week-June 2018-Transfer Tuesday

Transfer Tuesday!!

Early in the morning, ATM missionaries gather to mix up the mission.  Exciting day!!

 

Drum roll……. Our new missionaries meet their blessed trainers!

Switching gears, we head to the Tucson Temple to meet up with our departing missionaries. On their last full day in the mission, they get to spend their morning in the temple. What a blessing for us to be with them.

Pictures at the mission home.

Now we aren’t done yet! Early tomorrow morning we head to the airport to see these amazing and consecrated missionaries off to go home to their families.  See ya soon!

Transfer Week-June 2018- New Missionary Monday

It’s heating up in Tucson folks. June is the month for setting heat records.

But also, we are heating up the ATM with new missionaries…..new fresh soldiers!

Here they come….fresh from the MTC!

Now for the individual pictures.  (Mind you, it was over 100 degrees and there was no good place to take photos. We tried not to melt in the awesome Tucson sunshine.)

As we all hide in the shade, President teaches the new missionaries a little bit about the Mormon Battalion that came through Tucson and the legacy of the saints in Arizona.

Now off on a walk up to the monument.

Selfie at the crosswalk….

Back at the mission office, one of missionaries arrives with her family. Her Mom puts on her tag.  Exciting!

Time for orientation, interviews and training. Thanks goes to our wonderful Sr missionaries that have all the forms, papers, etc all ready.

 

Please tell me it’s LUNCH!!

Sometimes our missionaries arrive at different times. These two were after the group from the airport. Welcome to the ATM and to your mission.

Back to the mission home for more food and then up to the Tucson temple for a special walk around the temple grounds. The weather has cooled off enough to be doable for an outside walk.

WARNING:  LOTS OF PICTURES OF THE TEMPLE. Sister Browning was picture happy as the sun was going down. Much better time for pictures than at the airport.

Our two Assistants to the President. Wonderful Elders!!!

Off to bed! We have much to do tomorrow and an early alarm clock time.

MLC- June 2018

I can’t believe it, we have some more guests!!

Just like our May Zone Conferences, we had some special guests for our Missionary Leadership Council….

Elder & Sister Raymond Heyman 

and Elder Taniela Wakolo!

 Because of some other assignment in the area, they were in Tucson, and were willing to come and teach and lift our dear missionaries.

 They made an effort to spend most of the day ministering to our ATM leadership, even though they had a booked schedule.

What a powerful and thrilling meeting.  All were edified and recharged to do the Lord’s work. As Elder Wakolo would say, we were “ON FIRE”!

Elder Wakolo, Elder and Sister Heyman, thank you so much!

Zone Conference-May 2018

What a special month for Zone Conference!

Why…you may ask.

For this batch of Zone Conferences, we had a visiting special guest that came and gave wonderful insights, teachings and shared some great experiences.

That guest was President Boyd Fenn, the Mission President of President Browning!

When President Browning was a young missionary in the Spain Barcelona Mission from 1986-1988, President Fenn was one of two Mission Presidents that President Browning served with.

 We combined the usual four conferences into just two so all of our missionaries could be with President Fenn as he was only here for two days.

President Fenn is a young 90 year old and loves all things missionary. He not only served as a Mission President in Spain, Barcelona, but also as the Guatemala MTC President in the early 90’s.

What a privilege to have him come and spend time with us and teach our missionaries.

Thank you President Fenn for traveling around with us and having a great influence on us all! We love you.

 

Here is the Barcelona Bunch….All of these men served with President Fenn as young missionaries in Spain.

The aprons were handed out for lunch because Sloppy Joes were on the menu. Good call with all of those white shirts and silk ties.

Singing for our dinner! Giving a special rendition of “Called to Serve” to all those wonderful women who feed us lunch.

Our wonderful cooks and servers of our yummy lunch. They are from the Willcox, AZ area.

Our birthday missionaries.

Elder Lambson…our beloved car czar!

President (Sheriff) Browning making sure our missionaries are safe drivers.

Sierra Vista Zone

Gila Valley Zone

New Mexico Zone

A quote by Elder Richard G. Scott from our training.

The North Zone

The South Zone

The East Zone

The West Zone