Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope you all had a wonderful  Thanksgiving.  We were fortunate enough to talk to some of you.  Thanks for the calls. We were invited to the home of one of our Stake Presidents. His name is Ronald Judd. He is a American who has lived in England the past 12 years.  He has been the President of the Staines Stake for the past 5 years.  It was very nice and very traditional.  We had a great time. hope all of you were well fed also.
    We receive one missionary this week.  He is from Hungary.  The only one in our mission and only one of 7 from his native land.  He will be a great leader in the church in the future.  We also receive our revised missionary complement .  This means the number of missionaries that the church would send to us to fill our mission.  We went from 124 elders and 20 sisters up to 188 elders and 58 sisters.  The senior couples visiting center sisters and couples did not change. This will mean over the next several months we could increase the size of our mission by 102 missionaries.  That is 51 companionships . `it also means 51 new apartment and a bit more administrative work.  We are excited to see how the work is hastening with the lowering of the age requirement  for both Elders and Sisters.  Pray for us, we will need it.
     We are heading into a busy time with a mission tour from and area 70 this next week, transfers and then the Christmas Season.  We will try to keep the blog current.  We Love you and think about you as often as we can. Seven Stake conferences done, only two more to go.   13,800 miles.

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