Sunday, November 11, 2012

Welcome to Wellington!

 Sister Carter, Elder Dorius and Elder Collins arrive on the All Blacks plane just visible in the background. Somehow our missionaries from the Provo MTC arrived on two different planes.
 All the of Provo MTC intake at the Wellington International Airport greeted by our Assistants to the President and President and Sister Kezerian.
As we waited for the Auckland MTC intake, President Kezerian held interviews.

 We picked up all the luggage and found some comfy seats.
 Yea! More sisters.
 Elder Nyfeler was anxious to get to his proselyting area on the first plane he could find. 
Auckland MTC arrivals.
 Leaving the Mission Office to tract.

 Preparing for dinner at the Mission Home.
 Who knew Elder Heinricks has great cooking skills?

Back: Elder Heinricks, Elder Alofipo, Elder Tairi, Elder Nyfeler, President and Sister Kezerian, Elder Dorius, Elder Lawson, Elder Hemi. Center: Elder Balacano, Sister Carter, Sister Nowers, Sister Toutai, Elder Neria. Front: Elder Kava, Elder McKenna, Elder Collins and Elder Kerr.
Sons of Helaman serving in the New Plymouth District.
 Good-bye and Thank You Sister Yu returning to China and Elder Lott returning to Idaho.
Nelson District
The Mission President's Seminar was held in Queenstown, New Zealand this time.
Queenstown has a small branch but you certainly can't beat the view.
It's always great to have time to catch up with President and Sister Leota, serving in the Samoa Apia Mission

We were warmly welcomed to the Kiwi Haka.

First the Sisters learned a dance.

 Then the Elders learned the Haka

President and Sister Tukuafu serving in the Nuku'alofa Tonga Mission and Sister and President Kaufusi presiding over the Papua New Guinea Mission.
New Zealand is home to 60 million sheep and 4 million people.
 A Kea landed on top of our bus. It was really cool when it flew around showing us all the beautiful colors on it's wings.

All the mission presidents and wives receiving instruction from the Area Presidency.

Our Area Presidency includes Elder Pearson, Elder Hamula and Elder Watson.