Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February Transfers!

This last transfer was our smallest so far with only one missionary returning home and two new coming in. Elder Lacey returned after two years of faithful service. Here he is after dating the quilt the night before his departure.

Elders Hinton and Stennett arrived and have been assigned to their new areas. They are pictured below with us on the morning of their departure into the field.

This past week, we had the chance to visit the Arima Onsen, hot springs, which is a few minutes by car up the mountain from the mission home. We took Elder and Sister Painter our office couple with us. Sister McIntyre and Sister Painter below prepare to enter the changing room for women at the onsen. They enjoyed the experience. This past week Elder Painter had his 71st birthday. The Painters have about 5 months left to serve and are doing wonderfully. They are a great asset to the mission.Just included this picture below for fun. Elder Rasmussen give James a piggyback ride at the mall. The missionaries are a wonderful influence on our boys and it is a blessing to have them interact with our sons. James is 13 this month and average size for his age, but Elder Rasmussen is so tall that you would think he is carrying a little kid!

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