Saturday, May 4, 2013

Photos -finally!

The dates on the first 3 photos are completely off.  I forgot to set them.  :-)
This is our 'Transfer Board'.  It is one of the most 'important' and 'sought after' things for missionaries to look at.  This is where photos of every missionary are hung.  The blue signs at the top indicate zones.  The smaller aqua signs indicate districts.  The pink squares hold photos of the Sisters in our mission.  The yellow squares hold photos of missionaries called to speak Spanish.  They are hard to see, but there are a few cards who are 1/2 pink and 1/2 yellow - indicating Sisters called to speak Spanish.
The 'Transfer Board' is housed in the President office and missionaries rarely, if ever, see it. 
They LOVE to have a chance to stand and look at it.

Transfer day, April 30, 2012.  The new missionaries are inside the Prater Church, the peach/pink building you can see in the background.  Seen here are their companions-to-be or missionaries who are being transferred from one place to another.  I wish I could have been on the roof of the mission office, which is behind me.  Then I could have taken a really good picture of every one outside.  I love this time and having so many missionaries around.  What a great spirit is there.  It was a beautiful day, too.
We had 14 new Sisters incoming for these transfers.  There were 13 Elders incoming.
6 of these (3 Sisters and 3 Elders) are 'Visa Waiters' - one going to Peru and 5 to Brazil.  While they are waiting for their visas to go through they will serve in our mission and then leave for the mission they were called to.  We also have 2 'Temple Square' Sisters serving in our mission.  Temple Square missionaries go to more 'traditional' missions for a couple of transfers to serve.

This is our mission office.  It used to be a Seminary building.  It is in the back of the parking lot you see in the above photos.  It was mostly gutted and redone inside before we got here last year in June.
The Nevada Reno mission opening last July 1, 2012.  It is beautiful inside.  I love the flowers on the
bushes in front.

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