Friday, October 19, 2012

Coming in waves...

This new group of missionaries has rolled in like the waves of the ocean...
some land with a crash 
others slide in hardly making a splash.

Tuesday morning we recieved the first wave...
Elders Henostroza, Garcia, Lopez, Rendon, Vera, Pizarro, Tidei, Guevara, and Rodriguez
Sisters Rapalo, Cedano, Chacón, and Meza

After interviews in the office with President Prince
we had a welcome lunch at the mission home

and then a trip to Cristo Rey

much needed rain arrived in Cali and the city was under a blanket of clouds!

 The bus ride back to Cali...some VERY tired missionaries!!

Our night was filled with the setting apart of 4 missionaries who will begin their missions tomorrow.  
They are from the districts of Tuluá, Palmira, and Popayán.

 President Prince with Elders Pinta, Espinoza, Sanuhuano, and Imbachi
                    Elder Sanuhauno from Tuluá             Elder Pinta from Palmira
                       Elder Imabachi from Popayán          Elder Espinoza from Palmira

The sad part at this point is that we will not be here to see them return! 
They are off to Ecuador, Argentina, Bogota, and Bolivia!

The next missionary arrived at the Cali airport at 8pm Tuesday night.
He had been Visa delayed in the states and assigned to the
Columbia, South Carolina mission.
Welcome to the REAL Colombia Elder LaBar...
here he is with his new the busy-ness of the day
we didn't get a picture of him with us!!  He just slipped right in on a wave and rolled right on out to the field...til we meet again in Pasto!!

Wednesday was full of training, meeting new companions, lunch, 
and heading out to their first areas.


New Companions


And how do we survive all of this????
With the help of our office staff and able assistants.

Welcome to the team
Elder Carillo
new AP

Elders Carillo and Stutz with Pdte Prince

Our assistants DURING cambio week

Our assistants AFTER getting everyone off to their areas

AND THEN...the next wave...
The assistants went to the airport Wednesday night to meet the 11:05pm flight
of our arriving Elder Carbajal.
The plane was delayed and arrived at 1:30am!

Thursday we met Elder Carbajal at the office
for interview with the President and then training

After lunch he met his new companion, Elder Llerena, and they were off to work. 

Tonight, Friday, we are waiting for 6 more Elders to come in from the U.S.A.
They are supposed to get in at 11:05pm...
we can hope...
Here are 4 of our soon to arrive Elders with 
our Elder Brodowski who was reassigned to the MTC Call Center
because of illness.  He continues to be a Cali missionary and helps us from his new assignment.
Thanks to Elder Brodowski for sending me this great picture!!

Catch the next they roll on in!

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