Thursday, February 11, 2010

February Cambios (2) . . . .

A group of 21 new missionaries arrived this week. 14 of them are from the U.S. and 7 are from various countries in Latin America. We are very excited to have them here. Below is a picture of their arrival at the Osorno Airport.
Because of the size of this group, we took the picture at the stake center in Osorno where we also held the training meeting with their trainers. Front row l-r are: Elder Bigelow one of our Assistants, Elder Opazo from Chile our new Assistant, Hna Thompson from Roanoke, Virginia, Hna Campos from Chile, Hna Smith from Mission Viejo, California and Elder Miner our outgoing Assistant. Second row l-r are: Elder Diaz from Chile, Elder Murphy from Farmington, Utah, Elder Rodriguez from Uruguay, Elder Jimenez from Costa Rica, Elder Metcalf from Pittsburg, Texas, Elder Nickel from Meridan, ID, Elder Amezcua from Woodbury, Minnesota, Elder Bevan from Smoot, Wyoming. Third row l-r are: Elder Jones from Bountiful, Utah, Elder Galovich from Thermopolis, Wyoming, Elder Mussi from Argentina, Elder Dunford from Sugar Land, Texas, Elder Ashby from Taylorsville, Utah, Elder Figgins from Payson, Utah, Elder Day from Logan, Utah and Elder Carsey from Apple Valley, California. Not pictured at the chapel are Elder Riquelme from Chile who was sent on to Coyhaique and Elder Vidal from Chile who was sent on to Punta Arenas. They do however appear in the airport picture.

Unfortunately, we lost 12 wonderful missionaries this week. Included in the group are 1 Assistant, 6 zone leaders and 2 district leaders. Seated from l-r are Elder Bigelow one of our Assistants, Hna Biggs from Oregon, Elder Opazo our new Assistant. Standing l-r are: Elder Anderson from Arizona, Elder Carter from Utah, Elder Erickson from Utah, Elder Cabezas from Argentina, Elder Reeder from Arizona, Elder Merrill from California, Elder Close from Utah, Elder Miner from Utah, Elder Scurr from Arizona, Elder Spitzer from Texas and Elder Pedraza from Colombia. We love all of them so much and will miss them.

3 comments:

Kasia said...

Got some new missionaries from Texas, I see! We love Texas ;D

Teri said...

Hi Sister Lovell, I am Elder Jordan Nickel's mom. I was wondering if I can get these two photos from February Cambios in e-mail form. I would like to frame them but they come out all grainy from the blog. My e-mail is nickel_5@juno.com. Thank you so much and thanks for your service. Teri Nickel

krystaface said...

:( this picture makes me so sad!

Miss and love you guys. Wish I were there, i'd have an excuse for the 10 lbs i've put on this "winter"