Tuesday, October 23, 2012 we received a wonderful group of Elders and one Sister from the MTC in Provo, Utah. We have been hearing that this group of missionaries is exceptional. We now know for ourselves this is true.
Front row: Elder Eastmond, Elder Ipson, Elder Lind, Sister Robinson,
Sister Rigdon Back row: Elder Pitts, Elder Suckow, Elder Swingle,
We took them back to the Mission Office for paper work, orientation and interviews with the President. Then....off to the pannenkoeken huis. This is their first real Dutch meal!
Elder Van de Graaff
President Robinson (we caught him trying to eat his before pictures)
and Elder Ipson
Elder Lind, Elder Eastmond, Sister Rigdon
Elder Swingle, Elder Suckow, Elder Cundick
Elder Pope, Elder Pitts, Elder Van Overbeek
Elder and Sister Pankratz
After all the legality issues were taken care of it was off to the Mission Home for a well needed nap. After a nap and dinner, we had a short welcome and testimony meeting. Finally, they opened their letters telling them were they would serve and who their new companions and trainers were going to be.
Elder Swingle will serve in Heerlen with Elder Burton
Elder Lind will serve in Eindhoven with Elder Roemer
Elder Eastmond will serve in Nijmegen with Elder McKee
Elder Suckow will serve in Utrecht with Elder Armstrong
Sister Rigdon will serve in Haarlem with Sister Stout
Elder Pitts will serve in Heerenveen with Elder Sosa
Elder Ipson will serve in Vlissingen with Elder Van De Graaff
Sister Rigdon, Elder Ipson, Elder Suckow, Elder Lind, Elder Pitts, Elder Eastmond, Elder Swingle, Sister Robinson, President Robinson
Our great new missionaries. They are well prepared from the MTC and they all come with strong and moving testimonies of Jesus Christ and his restored Gospel.
We couldn't be happier! What a group!
Elder Ipson will be serving with Elder Van de Graaff who has been serving as an AP to President Robinson. He is now leaving to train Elder Ipson and the two of them will open Vlissingen. Congratulations.