Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Another busy day in the Mission!

A new Senior Missionary Couple arrived in Poland today...but before we could pick them up at the airport, we had a few things to do. 
Such as....attend the Warsaw Zone Training Meeting which is held the week following Zone Leader Council. This meeting enables our Zone Leaders to teach what they learned and get the 'water to the end of the row' fast! 
 The Bialystok Elders, Hayes and Roberts, and the Lublin Elders, Peacock and Finch, have come in for this important meeting.
After Zone Training Meeting, the Warsaw I Missionaries held a District missionary coordinating meeting.  Elders Van Bakel, Manwill, Gibby, Vernon, Raines and Garfield.  Sisters Allen and Howells.
We are picking up our new couple shortly. Having not enough time to return to the mission home and then go to the airport, we decided to make good use of what little time we had....
We found ourselves at the Car Wash....a 'do it yourself' one at that!
 Now, I know that President's Polish is getting pretty good; but I think he knew which buttons to push only by looking at the pictures below.
 The weather has been bad the last several days, and we needed a clean car to pick up our New Senior Couple.  We made ourselves "look"better; and then it was off to meet Elder and Sister Durrant...
Meet Sister Durrant.  She is anxious and ready to serve in Poland.  After a long flight she was full of energy and life.  Next was...
 Elder Durrant.  He, too, was ready to go but somehow one of his bags was lost in Paris.  So tomorrow it will arrive at the Mission Home.
 We are excited to have Elder and Sister Durrant with us.  We are ready to head over to...
 ...our friends at the Photo Shop for passport pictures that will allow this great Senior Couple to start on their Residence Cards.  We are not required to have Visas in Poland. The Residence Cards are good for two years.  After this, we went to the Mission Home.  We visited, had dinner and then Elder and Sister Durrant found out where their new assignment would take them.  To...
 WROCLAW!   They will serve with members, the YSA's and our missionaries.  We got this tired Senior Couple to bed, because they have another busy today tomorrow.
 Bright and early Elder and Sister Hutchinson, our Mission Office Couple, came and explained the process of obtaining a Residence Card and other important things in the mission.  One of the most important things they need is a...
new GPS to find their way to Wroclaw and around the city.  Our Office Elders, Elder Register and Elder Walter explained everything you need to know about this little device that has saved us many times.  Since Senior Couples are now in the MTC  a shorter time (lack of space in the MTC) they are sent into the field and receive training there.  So Elder and Sister Durrant are off the next day to receive training from...
 ...Elder and Sister Lloyd in Lodz.  Elder and Sister Durrant will be doing the same duties and efforts in Wroclaw; and they can learn from some of the best, Elder and Sister Lloyd.  They will be in Lodz for two days and then off to Wroclaw and their home.  We have a baptism there this weekend so we will see them then and give you a report.
It is always great to have a new Senior Couple report to the mission field.  The Durrant's come to Poland from Salem, Utah.  They are wonderful and will be exactly what Wroclaw, Poland, the Mission and the Polish people need.  We are so thankful for Senior Couples who come ready, willing and able to serve.  They bring much wisdom and strength with them. They are a blessing to any mission.

1 comment:

  1. As a son-in-law to the Durrant's I can tell you that you have received two very great people that love the Lord and will do great things for the people of Poland.

    Love you Wayne and Lynn - Have a great time!!!


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