Monday, March 19, 2012

Letter and picture from the Kentucky mission

Dear Sister Frisby,

Elder Frisby arrived here in the GKLM (the Great Kentucky Louisville Mission) safe and sound on Monday, virtually beaming from ear to ear from the moment we saw him. We were and are very impressed with him.
After getting the bags and loading up the GKLM trailer (Great Kentucky Louisville Mission) the missionaries hopped in the Mission van for the short ride to the Mission Home. President Woodbury began interviews while I conducted an orientation meeting and the Assistants to the President took individual pictures to be used on the Transfer Boards at the Mission Office and Mission Home. We were joined by the two couples from the Mission Office and sat down to a home-cooked dinner of Hawaiian haystacks, artichoke, avacado, and strawberry salad, cinnamon pull-apart rolls, and frozen fruit dessert.
The two couples left after the meal and the rest of us went downstairs to the Training Room (aka the family room) to have a “Welcome to the Best Two Years” skit by the Assistants, and Testimony Meeting. What a spiritual feast! Your wonderful son bore a strong and powerful testimony, more like an experienced missionary than a new one. We're looking forward to great things with and through him...      Then, it was off to bed with chocolates on his pillow for sweet dreams.
Tuesday morning we had a hot breakfast of egg and ham casserole, muffins, and fresh fruit, followed by Companionship Study and orientation regarding finances and vehicles. By 10:00 we were at the church adjacent to the Mission Office for Transfer Meeting.
After the song and prayer, the outgoing missionaries gave their departing "Words of Wisdom" and then it was time for new missionaries to be in the spotlight. Each stood as he or she was introduced, along with the name of their Trainer and their first area.  After Elder  Frisby stood, Elder Broomhead, a terrific and dedicated missionary, one of our best, ran over to hug his new companion and take him to the area in the chapel reserved for them. "Called to Serve" was sung, GKLM style, and then President Woodbury announced the rest of the transfers. Following the meeting, the new missionaries and their Trainers met to be introduced to the new 12-week Training Program, after which they and the outgoing missionaries had lunch there at the church before having their pictures taken by the sign at the Mission Office. That was it - After pictures Elder Frisby took off with Elder Broomhead to his first area, charged and raring to go!
            President Woodbury and I appreciate you sending your wonderful son on to us and pray you will be blessed in his absence from your family.
            Love, Sister Woodbury 
Elder Frisby with President Woodbury and wife

Elder Frisby, and new companion Elder Broomhead

New incoming missionaries

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