I know that we are no longer called Mission Mom's but I love the way New Zealander's call their Mom's, Mum's, so I just had to use it this one time. Some have requested my perspective on this mission. I truly can't think of a better mission to go to. I know I will get some push back from my own kids for saying that, but it is a very unique mission in many ways. It was summed up by a comment Elder Cook said when he came on the mission tour. He said that this was about as diverse a mission of any that he had seen. The beauty of it is much because of its diversity. One might only expect to have islanders here in New Zealand and yet in reality it is a melting pot for the world. That melting pot in general is reflected in the mission. We have missionaries from Palau to Provo (Don't worry, I didn't know where Palau was either). We have 5 languages spoken in the mission and your missionary will get exposure to almost all of those cultures and maybe even be able to speak a few of the languages, at least the greetings, as well.
Add that to the beautiful surroundings and the faith filled people and you have a wonderful combination for the best mission ever! We are truly blessed!