There is a large group of couples going to Nauvoo, and another large group that will be "stay at home missionaries" and work with the less active and non-members in their various stakes - many from Utah. A few other couples are assigned as office specialists (like us), and a few will work with the YSA. We are the only ones assigned to Hawaii. We've had lots of interesting comments and even a few offers to trade assignments, which we promptly declined!
We were blessed with wonderful trainers - Brother Gubler and Sister Nance. Both are recent returned missionaries and filled with a love of missionary work. They have truly inspired us. Another trainer was a returned missionary who served in the England Birmingham Mission while we were there. He was never in our area, but remembered us.
Some photos from our week.
Hawaii, here we come!
L to R: Elder and Sister Thompson (Ephrim, Utah), Elder and Sister Brown (St. George, Utah), us, Brother Gubler. Elder and Sister Lowder (Clinton, Utah) had to leave early, and missed the photo session.
Browns and Tufts with Sister Nance.
I've felt such a sweet spirit during our training this week. We are where the Lord wants us to be - sharing His love with all His children. A closing thought from M. J. Berrie, author of Peter Pan:
"Be a little kinder than necessary."