Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Our New Missionaries have Arrived!

Tonight we welcomed 9 new Missionaries to Poland. We have been excited to meet this great group. We were not disappointed...they came off the plane all smiles, excited to finally get here AND ready to do missionary work! That's what we love to see! So, let's meet them...

Elder Skolmoski comes from Polish descent on both sides of his family and has relatives living near Warsaw. He is from Murray, Utah.

Sister Howells has lived in many places (including Holland) but calls Payson, Utah home now.

Here is Sister Allen. She is from Provo, Utah...

...as is Elder Rittmanic.

The midwest is represented by Elder Bokinsky who is from Pella, Iowa.

Sister Ostler comes to Poland from Riverton, Utah.

Elder Register is our Missionary who represents the southern states from Fayetteville, North Carolina. His Polish has got a bit of a southern drawl to it.

From West Jordan, Utah comes Elder Raines.

And our last Elder, also coming from Provo, Utah, is Elder Jespersen.

What a great group! These new missionaries will fit right in with our hard-working Elders and Sisters of the Poland Warsaw Mission.

After collecting everyone (and their stuff) we make our way through the parking lot looking a little like a parade....

...to the transporter and 2 other cars that are waiting to shuttle these Missionaries to the Mission Home. It was a tight squeeze, but we were able to get all the luggage to fit!

At the Mission Home, President had short interviews with everyone, we took a tour of the mission home and had a homecooked meal. After that, everyone was ready for bed. That's a good thing. Tomorrow is a big day....their 1st FULL day in Poland, and there is much to do. To all their parents who are anxiously awaiting news of their arrival....your missionaries are here, they are happy and we love them already!


  1. I'm so glad to see that everyone made it safe and sound and still have on smiling faces! I'm a very close friend of Elder Raines! Thanks so much for posting these so quickly! I love your blog!

  2. Thank you so much for posting this blog. It must be a lot of work for you to keep things so current. Elder Jespersen looks great. Thank you for taking such good care of him. I thought of him all night and all day today. Good to see pictures so quickly. Thank you, Connie Jespersen

  3. Thanks you so much....You are so on top of it... It is so fun to see everyone. Please give my Sister Ostler a big bear hug from me...
    Thank you
    Kelli Ostler

  4. Thank you for keeping your blog. It is great to see everyone has arrived and looks pretty good for the trip they just made! Thanks for taking care of all of our missionaries. Elder Raines looks great!
    Thanks again,
    Susan Raines

  5. What a wonderful group of missionaries. I know they are in good hands and hearts. Thank you.
    Sandra Howells


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