Wednesday is the start of a New Transfer, new assignments for the Senior Missionaries, new companions and assignments for the sisters. There are twenty that have finished their missions, twenty two new ones will be here, eighteen going outbound, and eighteen returning from being assigned out. Transfers take place every six weeks and are really exciting, emotional, and tiring with every one getting new companions and moving to different apartments. It is very hard on the Senior Missionaries seeing twenty something of their friends going home to all over the world to never see again. Mom and I sit at the back of the room at the Transfer and Outbound Conferences and cry.
Thursday comes and we get to see the new Sisters come from the MTC, all excited to do the Lords work. We then welcome some of our prior friends come back from out bound, with stories to share about where they have been and the spiritual experiences they have had.
I don't think that there is any other mission is the Church where a person can make so many friends from all over the world and then have them go home. We then start all over again the next day.
Sister Glad and I have some new assignments. We are now in charge of the Senior Firesides and Socials. We are going to have a Fireside and a Sunday Sociable each month. We will have the curator from the Church History and Art Museum come and talk about the Tabernacle on the May 24th. The Sociable is where we all get together to visit and play games. We had the first one last Sunday it went very well.
We now get to sleep in as our old assignments required us to get up at 5:30 am five days a week to open the gym for the sisters sports program.
The Senior Call Center program is being discontinued as the Seniors Missionaries are needed at other areas and the Sisters can make all of the calls. We really enjoyed calling and had some special times so we will miss that calling.
We were looking at our future schedule and found out that our mission will be over on the day before Thanksgiving, all too soon.