Friday, September 21, 2012

Second transfers

Last night as we were driving home in the car, I said to Sister Millar, I don't think we wrote the blog last week.  We are so bad, please forgive us.  The week of Moves as we call it starts with a trip into London .with the departing missionaries.  We bring them back to the office at the London temple, feed them then have a family home evening.  The next morning we take them to the temple for a session. I then interview them and try to give them some counsel for after mission life, feed them again and then have a testimony meeting.  Wednesday they leave for home. I have a  Presidency meeting with my counselors to review the files on the arriving missionaries (12 new ones).  They arrive at noon, feed them, interview them to make sure the assignments are correct and appropriate.  We then introduce them to their new Companions and Trainers and send them to work.  Some of them have a 200 mile journey back to their areas.
     Yesterday, Sister Millar and I drove to Paignton, a town on the south west  coast to interview an Elder having some problems then up to Bristol for a missionary correlation meeting with the Zone leaders and the Stake Presidency.  We finished at 8 PM and then drove home.  In total 438 miles and a long day.
     We received missionaries from Thailand, Uganda, France, Panama, America, Wales, Scotland and England..  It keeps the variety going in the mission.
     Last Saturday and Sunday we attended Stake conference in Poole ( about a 100 miles South) Drove back to the Temple Visitors center to speak at a fireside that same evening..  It has been nonstop as you can see.  We are taking a little break time today (Friday).. We are catching the train into London in a half hour.  I have an eye appointment at the Moorfields eye  Hospital.  Oh, Yes we went with some of the senior couples into London lasttThursday to see a musical, called Matilda.  It was not as great as it was billed.  We did have a good time. We continue to be busy but we are extremely happy and love to be with the missionaries.

  We love you all and miss seeing and talking with you.  President and Sister Millar  aka Doc and Val

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