Tuesdays are always jammed packed on Transfer week….jammed!
We all head out early to the transfer site, the Tucson Stake Center, to have a little bit of controlled chaos take place for just a little bit of time.
We love our Senior Missionaries! They are the backbone of this transfer day. Thank you for all you do.
We meet in the church for our Trainer/Trainee Meeting to have our new missionaries meet their trainers and have some training from President and Sister Browning and the Assistants.
This is so important because this is the day they officially start to be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It all is for real now!
Here are the companionships.
Now off to the temple to meet up with the missionaries (22 of them) going home tomorrow. There is a lot of them and only two Sisters!
Back to the mission office for lunch, interviews, weighing bags, and our last dinner together. It is the final hours for these seasoned and choice missionaries.
The two roses among the 20 Elders.
The amount of bags and memories inside those bags, all ready to go home.
This is how “sunny” it was today in Tucson. Just a bit on the warm side.
The last meal for our dear missionaries.
It’s an ATM thing….
Oh we love these great people…our ATM missionaries. How we all have grown in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel changes us, for the better.
Tomorrow we send them all home to their families and friends.
They are coming….they are coming! Our new missionaries are coming today!! It’s always a day full of anticipation.
Here they are standing out in the wonderful Arizona sun with President and Sister Browning.
Our three amazing Assistants (just for the day).
Walking up to the Mormon Battalion monument in downtown Tucson.
Back to the mission office for orientation and lunch.
After dinner at the mission home, we head up to the Tucson temple even though it is 90+ degrees at sunset. We just have to let them see and feel the spirit of this wonderful divine building in Tucson, AZ.
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.