Transfers - February 25, 2013

The weekend before transfers actually take place is usually a weekend of great anticipation.
Will a transfer call come?  Will I be transferred? Where will I be going?  Who will be my new companion?  Will I be training a new missionary? Will I be on bike? 
 Every missionary has all kinds of questions. 
All questions are pretty well answered by 5:00 p.m. on Monday
evening when all the missionaries involved in transfers gather at a
local church and meet up with their new companions.
This was an exciting transfer.  We had to open 9 new areas
to accommodate the number of new missionaries that came
into our mission.  

There were lots of pictures taken.
To see all of the pictures click on the link below.

Homeward Bound

As far as quantity going home this transfer....only two.
But when it comes to quality.... two great missionaries!
 We wish you the very best as you return home.
 Elder Lopez and Sister Dillistone

Elder Lopez's family came to pick him up.  As they walked in the door they
showered him with candy lei's. What a great reunion!

New Missionaries

We welcomed 26 new missionaries to the mission this week.
This is the first group that includes a few 18 year old elders and 19 year old sisters.
We are excited to have them here and
welcome them to the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission....
the best mission in the Church!
Retrieving all of our luggage.
We did have one little mishap.
One elder ended up with the luggage of an elder who went to Jackson Mississippi
and the elder in Mississippi had the luggage that was supposed to be with the elder coming to Las Vegas.
Fortunately, everything was where it needed to be within 36 hours!  
Loading the luggage in the van

Breakfast at the mission home
Sisters Larson, Badoni, Monson, Clutts, Johnson, Pulsipher, Chapman, Long
Elders Tautuiaki, Nielsen, Harper, Colton, Powers, White, Cicerone, Percy, Ballard, Goold

 Elders Tuua, Fallon, Madore, Darby, Biggs, Lee, Cutrere
Elder Strong arrived on a later flight
Orientation and lunch at a local church building

Meet our new missionaries.... 
Sister Badoni
Sister Clutts
Sister Chapman
Sister Johnson
Sister Pulsipher
Sister Long
Sister Monson
Sister Larson
Elder Strong
Elder Colton
Elder White
Elder Madore
Elder Powers
Elder Nielsen
Elder Ballard

Elder Percy
Elder Cicerone
Elder Tuua
Elder Darby
Elder Cutrer
Elder Fallon
Elder Lee
Elder Biggs
Elder Harper
Elder Tautuiaki
 Elder Goold