Wednesday, January 9, 2008

They're Here...and it has been quite a day!

It has been quite a day! We were anxious to get the new missionaries to Macon because a baptism was scheduled for 7:00 pm and we wanted them to witness that. Well, their plane was about 45 minutes late...they had to de-ice in SLC. However, the usual Atlanta 4:00-5:00 traffic was not bad. We made it to the mission home in time to eat and immediately left for the baptism at the stake center. The baptism was great. Two young men from a part-member family were baptized. The new missionaries were able to meet some real Southerners. We headed right back to the mission home for devotional and bed. However, a deer found it's way into the front of the mission van and delayed the elders on their ride home. Everyone was fine. The sisters were with President and I, so they missed the excitement. During the devotional, Elder Clark told the new missionaries that we don't provide this much excitement on a regular basis. Well, they're all on their way to bed. Their training begins at 7:45 in the morning. We can tell already we've got a good bunch. Thank you, and we'll be in touch...

Left: Elders Barnes, Wood, J. Clark at dinner.
Right: Elder Wood, Michael, Clarence, Elder Slade, Elder C. Clark at the baptism.

Left: Elder Foster, Elder Jenson, Sister Jenson, Sister Craw at dinner.
Right: Assistants kneeling Elders C. Clark, Slade, Wood; New missionaries standing Elder Foster, Sister Craw, Elder Jenson, Sister Jenson, Elder Barnes, Elder Alvord.

At the mission home with President and Sister Evanson
Standing: Elders Jenson and Foster, Sisters Jenson and Craw, Elders Alvord and Barnes