We started out gathering around the massive Kauri tree, learning about how leaders need to reach for the light for their strength, needs to stand firm and immovable and provide protection for those around them.
We were then taught by Elder Robison how leadership was like a bridge, where they help others get safely where they are going and help them avoid the rough water below.
Elders (back left to right) Vimahi, Temorere and Mariteragi; along with Elder Davis sitting next to President Porter and myself. We said goodbye to these fine Elders on 30 December 2009!
We welcomed in Elder Jeffrey Larsen all by himself the following day from Provo MTC! We will have a picture of him on the blog in February. We also received Elders Preston and Sua new to the mission earlier in the month and will see their pictures in February as well.