We arrived in New Zealand at about 5:30 a.m. after a 14 hour flight from the United States. We lost a day in the process. We were given a few hours at the hotel to clean up and rest before being oriented and receiving training from the Area Presidency.
We had the opportunity to visit the MTC in Auckland along with the other Mission Presidents and their wives who were traveling with us. We meet Elder and Sister Burton, the Area Medical Doctor and his wife and Bro. and Sis. Blake, the MTC President and his wife. Our Area President, President Hamula and his wife also accompanied us. We were a little disappointed that we didn't get to meet any of our missionaries there but we did get to talk with missionaries going to Tonga and feel the powerful spirit and love for the Savior that they possess.