On January 20, 2015 we picked up our new missionaries arriving from the Provo MTC. Unfortunately we are missing two missionaries due to visa issues. They will continue to be in our prayers and thoughts as we wait for the necessary visas.
We welcome Sister Romney, Sister Harris, Elder Wootan and Elder Tolman.
What a well prepared and excited group. Elder Tolman has family here in the Netherlands and understands and speaks the language well. He is serving as a Mandarin Chinese speaking Elder here in the Belgium Netherlands Mission.
Sister Robinson, Sister Romney, Sister Harris, Elder Wootan, Elder Tolman, President Robinson
Waiting at the Schiphol Train Station to go to Leiden Central
Elder Alston, Sister Harris, Sister Romney
President Robinson, Elder Tolman, Elder Wootan
We delivered our four new missionaries to the Mission Office for the legality paperwork and returned to the Schiphol Airport for our missionary arriving from the Madrid Spain MTC, Sister Ramierz.
President Robinson, Sister Ramierz, Sister Robinson, Sister Jaramillo, her new companion. Sister Ramierz speaks Spanish. Dutch and English are new languages for Sister Ramierz and she will be learning and using both on her mission. Sister Jaramillo speaks Spanish, Dutch and English. They will be perfect companions!
After all the legality, paperwork, and interviews with President, it is off to lunch at Oude Leiden for Pannekoeken.
Elder Wootan, Elder Tolman, Elder Johnson, Mission Office Legality Elder
Elder Evans, Mission Office Elder and Sister Robison, Office Supplies
Sister Ramierz, Sister Romney, Sister Harris
Sister Jaramillo, Sister Ramierz, Sister Romney, Sister Harris, Elder Wootan, Elder Tolman, Elder Johnson
Elder Evans, Sister Robison, Elder Robison, the Robison's are our Office Senior Couple; Elder Yocom, Financial Office Elder; Elder Alston and Elder Bourne, President's APs
Sister Ramierz, Elder Wootan, Elder Tolman, Sister Harris, Sister Romney
Then off to the Mission Home for a quick nap to help with the jet lag. After an evening meal with President and Sister Robinson we have a short fireside and testimony meeting. Then they have the opportunity to open their 'first call' letters to find out who their trainer will be and the city they begin their service in the Belgium Netherlands Mission
Sister Ramierz will be serving in Arnhem with Sister Jaramillo as Trainer and companion
Sister Romney will be serving in Leeuwarden with Sister Bush as companion and trainer
Life just got more exciting!
Sister Harris will be serving in Gouda with…..
Sister Fredrickson as companion and trainer. Sister Fredrickson is one of our Sister Leader Trainers at the present time.
Elder Wootan will be serving in Capella aan den IJssel with….
Elder Toole as companion and trainer. They have the great privilege of 'whitewashing' Capella!
Elder Tolman will be serving in Spijkenisse with Elder England was companion and trainer.
Next morning we travel back to the Mission Office to meet the new companions and continue with our training.
Sister Bush and Sister Romney
Sister Fredrickson and Sister Harris
Sister Ramierz and Sister Jaramillo
Elder Peeters and Elder Fonger
Elder Peeters has been called to serve in a mission in New York, however, he is a visa waiter for an American Visa, so we are happy to have him serve with us until his visa arrives.
Elder Tolman and Elder England
Elder Toole and Elder Wootan
Welcome to the Belgium Netherlands Mission.
We are happy to have you here to serve with the Lord in this great hastening of the work. We pray for your success and know you have been sent to us through inspiration. There is something great for you to do here. Be humble, do the work and you will come to know God's purpose for you.