Dear Parents: Your son or daughter has arrived and all is well. We picked them up at the airport Tuesday morning at 8:30 am. We brought them to Leiden but our Mission Office is not big enough for the orientation, trainings and interviewing--AND--the mission home is not large enough to have this many stay, so we used the Tulip Inn across the street from the Mission Office. We checked them in and got right to work with orientation and interviews with President. After lunch of panne koeken, we finished interviews and they went street contacting. They are amazing! We then let them have a nap and at 6:30 pm we had a wonderful dinner at the hotel with a fireside and testimonies. Last of all they opened their 'first call' letter to find out who their trainer would be and where they would be serving. They were in bed by 10:30 pm. At 9:00 am Wednesday morning, the AP's trained them. At 10:00 am, they met their new companions and spent 45 minutes hugging, talking, laughing and learning about the mission. We trained on the 12 week program, and had lunch together. They all headed to the Mission Office to pick up phones, keys, etc. Then, two by two they left with all their baggage over to the train station to head off to their new assignment. Sister Stevens is serving in Heerlen with Sister Nielsen Sister Anjewierden is serving in Dordrecht with Sister Townsend Sister Meier is serving in Den Haag with Sister Juchau Elder Rudolph is serving in Emmen with Elder Pitchforth Elder Carter is serving in Hilversum with Elder Mortensen Elder Robinson is serving in Vlissingen with Elder Mathis Sister Wood is serving in Haarlem with Sister Schwab Sister Hudson is serving in Groningen with Sister Jones Sister Mizell is serving in Zoetermeer with Sister Rigdon Sister Larson is serving in Amsterdam with Sister Hinchcliff Sister Brown is serving in Genk with Sister Israelsen Here are two pictures of the fun! I will get all the picture on the blog ASAP. belgiumnetherlandsmission.blogspot.com And our personal thank you for your wonderful missionaries. President and I truly feel that the future of the mission is in great hands!
Brenda Robinson Belgium Netherlands Mission 0031 6 52 33 89 50