Sixteen new missionaries have joined the Japan Kobe Mission. Last week they arrived fresh and ready to go. It was the largest incoming group we have had so far…and what fun we had! They arrived into a different airport than our other groups and it was pretty crowded so it was a bit tough to get pictures.
The President and his assistants eagerly awaiting their arrival.
Here they come!
Outside waiting to load the luggage into the truck.
President’s assistant Elder Wilde loading the truck.
Elder Hutchings drove to Kobe in the baggage truck with the office elders so he wasn’t with us in the parking lot for the picture.
Don’t they all look great! Now home for some dinner and then to bed. A big day tomorrow…
Our next day: Training, registering at government offices, signing the True Disciple quilt, interviews with the President, and a farewell testimony meeting.
Elder de Oliveira
Waiting for their interviews…
The next day began with a run up Rokko Mountain to see the view of Kobe in the morning.
After a bit of training it is finally match time!
Sisters Koizumi and Nanjo
Sister Anderson and Owens
Sisters Hara and Hayashi
Sisters Lewis and Fish
Elders Jeppson and Hutchison
Elders Sekiguchi and Hiratsuka
Elders de Oliveira and Pitcher
Elders Rice and Oliveira
Elders Singleton and Kishihara
Elders Healey and Grant
Elders Wilkes and Harris
Elders Hapi and Filiaga
Elders Mineta and Kumakura
Elders Lewis and Jensen
Elders Nakatsuka, Hutchings, and Day
Elders Sakamoto and Yamaguchi
President and his assistants training the new companionships before they leave for their new areas.
Elders Fausett and Boice
Fed, trained, and supplied…off to their new areas they go!
With helmets and sheets in hand these sisters are ready!
What a bunch of great new missionaries. What a week it was!