Wednesday, March 30, 2016

3-30-16 New Arriving Missionaries!

They've arrived a half an hour early and we are on our way to Taichung!
It has been so long since we've had missionaries in bed by 10:30pm the evening of their arrival! Recently their flights haven't landed until 10pm and we weren't able to get back to the mission home until after 1am. It was so wonderful for this group to get a good night's rest and be up early to exercise:
 On your marks, get set, GO!
 A few Buddha claps to finish up:
 Morning breakfast at the mission home:
 President starts up orientation with the mission vision, goals, and plans:
 After an introduction to our family, missionaries learn about handling their finances...
  reporting mission statistics, as well as apartment issues from our office elders.
 Lunch break at the mission home:

 After some giving new missionaries an introduction to teaching English Class, APs train on contacting:
 Breaking the ice, teaching a gospel principle...
 and extending an invitation:
 APs giving a demonstration:
 Time for missionaries to practice:

Putting their newly acquired skills into practice: contacting on the way to dinner!

What a great way to work up an appetite!

 Duck brain challenge takers:

 Brave missionaries up to the fish eye challenge!

  Reviewing the evening's contacting experience:
All were able to share precious messages of the restored gospel...
 as well as survive rejection and language barriers!
 Early to bed and early to rise for another morning at the track:
P90X Yoga!
After a Preach My Gospel training session, they all met their new trainer!
Lunch next door together:

 Back to the chapel for a round of Happy Birthday to our April Fools Birthday Elder:)
 Then closing with the mission song:

 Not only does she bless us with her piano talents, but she always blesses us with her sweet smile!