Our Biggest Group Ever

23 Mar

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.

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Here they come!

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Outside waiting to load the luggage into the truck.

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President’s assistant Elder Wilde loading the truck.

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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.

IMG_1299Don’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.

Sister Owens

Sister Owens

Sister Hayashi

Sister Hayashi

Sister Fish

Sister Fish

Sister Nanjo

Sister Nanjo

Elder Hapi

Elder Hapi

Elder Grant

Elder Grant

Elder Kumakura

Elder Kumakura

Elder Yamaguchi

Elder Yamaguchi

Elder Jensen

Elder Jensen

Elder Hiratsuka

Elder Hiratsuka

Elder Hutchison

Elder Hutchison

Elder de Oliveira

Elder de Oliveira

Elder Harris

Elder Harris

Elder Hutchings

Elder Hutchings

Elder Oliveira

Elder Oliveira

Elder Kishihara

Elder Kishihara

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Waiting for their interviews…

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The next day began with a run up Rokko Mountain to see the view of Kobe in the morning.

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After a bit of training it is finally match time!  IMG_1336

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Sisters Koizumi and Nanjo

Sisters Koizumi and Nanjo

Sister Anderson and Owens

Sister Anderson and Owens

Sisters Hara and Hayashi

Sisters Hara and Hayashi

Sisters Lewis and Fish

Sisters Lewis and Fish

Elders Jeppson and Hutchison

Elders Jeppson and Hutchison

Elders Sekiguchi and Hiratsuka

Elders Sekiguchi and Hiratsuka

Elders de Oliveira and Pitcher

Elders de Oliveira and Pitcher

Elders Rice and Oliveira

Elders Rice and Oliveira

Elders Singleton and Kishihara

Elders Singleton and Kishihara

Elders Healey and Grant

Elders Healey and Grant

Elders Wilkes and Harris

Elders Wilkes and Harris

Elders Hapi and Filiaga

Elders Hapi and Filiaga

Elders Mineta and Kumakura

Elders Mineta and Kumakura

Elders Lewis and Jensen

Elders Lewis and Jensen

Elders Nakatsuka, Hutchings, and Day

Elders Nakatsuka, Hutchings, and Day

Elders Sakamoto and Yamaguchi

Elders Sakamoto and Yamaguchi

President and his assistants training the new companionships before they leave for their new areas.

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Elders Fausett and Boice

Elders Fausett and Boice

Fed, trained, and supplied…off to their new areas they go!

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With helmets and sheets in hand these sisters are ready!

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What a bunch of great new missionaries.  What a week it was!

One Response to “Our Biggest Group Ever”

  1. Emily Beane March 25, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    I can’t wait until this is me! I report at the Provo MTC August 7th. I just got my call and I am soooo excited!

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