We were excited to get a great group of new missionaries. We had eighteen missionaries arrive. Included in that group were eleven Elders, five English speaking Sisters, and two Spanish speaking Sisters.
Here They Come!
It was also time to say good bye to our returning missionaries. We had a great time serving with Elder Owens, Elder Clark and Elder Palmer!
On November 16, 2013 we held a mission wide conference. It was a wonderful time to gather together as a mission to be instructed by our local leaders and to take the counsel of Elder M. Russell Ballard that we received during our mission presidents seminar and "raise expectations" as a mission.
We had the priveledge of being instructed by Elder Douglas Higham who is an Area Seventy over the mission's coordinating council.
We also heard from three of the seven stake presidents in our mission, a counselor in the Rialto stake presidency and also a wonderful bishop from one of our Spanish wards in Rialto.
There was a wonderful spririt of unity and excitement as we came together.