Friday, September 6, 2013

Missionary Leadership Training

 After an Orientation with the AP's.  Closing Instructions from President Reber

These Elder's arrived in the afternoon flight  from the US.
Lunch in the Kitchen
Mission Leadership Training
 Practice session

New Missionaries - Sept 2013

New Missionaries

We were to receive 7 New Missionaries
2 Brazilian, 1 Columbia, 1Paraguay, 1 Peru,  1 Bolivia and 1 US.
We love receiving our new Missionaries.  We need them all 
Currently we have 132 Missionaries, 23 Sisters and 109 Elders
We currently have 25+ Missionaries serving in the States while waiting for the Visa's
  We have had many prayers in our behalf of this problems.  This past Fast Sunday we had a special Fast for our Visa Waiters.  Saturday as we began our fast we received an email from SLC that 3 Visa's were granted and we added 3 more onto the list of our new arrivals
Just a 'tender mercy' that the Lord is mindful of us.

10 New Missionaries

We love this day when New Missionaries arrive
 We have a lunch at the church and go thru an orientation with them, they meet their trainers, then off they go to their 1st area!

 7 New Missionaries in the Morning

 2 more in the afternoon

 then 1 more Sister the next day - lots of trips to the airport but we got them all here and love it! 

Happy Birthday's

Happy Birthday's to us



President and I celebrate our Birthday's only 3 days apart - It is always double the fun, food and attention.  It was a party all week!  These people know how to celebrate and love to do it.  For Presidents Birthday I made them all a Cinnamon roll breakfast.  They had never had Cinnamon rolls.  It was a good time, fun people and good food!

 Office Elder's had this surprise for us in the Office.  I brought them a pan of Cinnamon Rolls too.  They were pretty happy!
Edson is President Executive Secretary in the Mission Presidency.  He is a great man.  He taught us how to use this grill that we have never used and didn't know how.  We cooked meat there.  This is what Brazilian's call a Barbecue, cooking meat on a great and lots of it! 

 Our cute neighbors Michael and Patricia
Food that went with the meat.  Salad, Rice and Tomatoes and Cabbage Salad.  Also made them some Cornbread w/ honeybutter.  That was a big hit.
We invited the Goncalves family.  The mom Teresa is in the white shirt.  They have 3 sons.  In the picture Jefferson in the red and Jaderson in the Brown.  Jackson and the Dad were working.  They are such a cute family. They were baptized 10 years ago while living in Caceres.  They were very active while living there.  They moved to Cuiaba and the church was very far from their house.  They do not own a car, only a motorcyle.  We met this family because their sons work at the grocery store "Big Lar" where we shop.  They saw our name plaque.  This began our relationship in finding this family.  We love this family.  We are in the beginnings to this family returning to the church.  It is a wonderful time.
President and Sister Francis Moreis of the Cuiaba Stake
 The Birthday kids!   This year we are President-60 and I-59  Happy Years Old
Patricia and Micael live in our building.  We have just become friends and have done a few social things together.  
They are not members but we have share some messages with them
 A fun time what had by all! 

at the Bus Station

This is what it looks like as a Missionary receives a transfer call.  
They pack up and meet at the Bus depot.

Departures - September

Departing Missionaries

 These six left a few weeks early to start school in the Fall semester at the Y
We miss our Missionaries who leave us
Lunch with our departing missionaries 



Departing Missionaries



 We had breakfast in the Mission Home before their departure to the Airport.  It is always a good time spending with our Missionaries before they leave us