This was the last transfer of the Mexico Puebla Mission. On July 1, our mission will be divided into the Mexico Puebla North Mission and the Mexico Puebla South Mission, which we will continue to preside over, so this transfer was pretty emotional! We started off on Sunday by having Elder Pontsler over to the Mission home for a departure dinner and testimony meeting. His parents are coming to Puebla to pick him up in the morning, so we had a separate dinner for him.
Elder Avendaño and Elder Williams (Assistants in the North Mission), Elder Kenczka (new Assistant in the South Mission), President and Sister Reeves, Elder Izaguirre (an Assistant who is going home), Elder Wennerholm (an Assistant in the South Mission)
On Monday, the departing elders started arriving to the house to have their exit interviews with President Reeves and for their departure dinner and testimony meeting.
Elder Izaguirre volunteered to prepare dinner for all the missionaries who are going home and it was wonderful! Elder Ortiz and several other elders helped with dinner.
Sister Ramos will be going home in the morning. What a wonderful missionary she has been. We will miss her wonderful smile and sweet spirit in the mission!
Elder Piñeda and Elder Coronado are helping out with dinner
Elder Lopez and Elder Jackson are helping out, too...
Elder Lundberg visiting with the other Elders in the kitchen
Sister Reeves, helping out Elder Bertha... he was in need of a haircut before he left for home!
Elder Kenczka and Elder Wennerholm were supervising...
the finished product...
On Monday night, June 11, we received five new missionaries from the U.S.
Elder Grow, Elder Parrish and Elder Hawton in the back
Elder Grady and Elder Strom in the front
This picture is of all the new missionaries with their trainers...
President and Sister Reeves wanted to greet each missionary before the meeting began
The missionaries waiting in line to greet President and Sister Reeves
The whole mission gathered together, anxious to find out where they will be serving...
The Elders receiving their assignments from President
Elder Morga is surprised by how much luggage there is... I'm not sure why!
It was a great meeting with all the missionaries. We will miss the missionaries who will be serving in the North Mission, but we know that is where the Lord wants them to be and they will have a wonderful experience.