Lots of New Faces!

This week we had 24 new missionaries to greet at the airport!
We are happy to welcome them to our mission family and are excited for the enthusiasm  
that they bring with them.  

The airport...Welcome to Vegas!

 Loading the trailer with all that will be needed for the next
18 months or 2 years x 24 missioinaries!

From the airport we went back to the missioin home for breakfast
and pictures. Pictures were taken of each missioinary to send
home to the parents.

The worth of a soul!!

Next stop was a local meetinghouse. Each was given a binder
with mission policies and papers to fill out.
Our biggest challenge on orientation day is trying to keep each
elder and sister awake. They had to be up and packed to
leave the MTC at 5:00 a.m. They are tired!
Sister Fisher, Elder Jack, Sister Black, President Black, Elder Chapman, Elder San Miguel
Elders Benioni, Rawlings, Gidewall, Blanco, Nelson, Hart, Houghton, Gregory-Tews, Aldridge,
Elders Cook, Richards, Wilcock, Parker, Empey, Murry, John, Baker, Tanner, Johnson, Hunsaker
Elder Blanco
Elder Johnson
Elder Baker
Elder Chapman
Elder Jack
Elder Parker

Elder Tanner
Sister Fisher
Elder Hunsaker
Elder Houghton
Elder Murry
Elder Gidewall
Elder Cook

Elder Hart
Elder Rawlings
Elder San Miguel
Elder Benioni
Elder Richards
Elder Wilcock
Elder Nelson
Elder John
Elder Aldridge
Elder Gregory-Tews
Elder Empey

President Black announcing first companionships.


  1. Cynthia Prescott and Family6/28/2012

    It's great to see that a family member, Elder Benioni, and a friend, Elder Gidewall, have arrived in the field safe and sound! Sister Black, we truly appreciate all that you do to love and care for our children. Come July 1st, we will miss viewing the mission blog with the intent of catching a glimpse of our missionary, but we wish you and President Black much "love and aloha" as we obediently support our missionary's new assignment to the Nevada Reno Mission....The Prescott Ohana

  2. Anonymous6/28/2012

    Woohoo! There's our Elder Johnson! So awesome that you have a blog for the area!

  3. EDITH TOLEDO6/30/2012

    i can't stop my tears falling down when i see my son ELDER SAN MIGUEL here on the blog....this is really awesome...GO ELDERS AND SISTERS......

  4. Thank you President and Sister Black for posting a blog site. It is so good to see pictures of our son(and little sisters would say - older brother's) posted on it. So glad Elder Braydon Cook and the other missionaries made it safely to Las Vegas to begin there service to the Lord and the good people of Nevada. It is comforting to know He has another set of parents to guide and direct.