The New Zealand Auckland Mission was blessed to have 2 apostles, Elder Cook and Elder Christofferson; 1 Presiding Bishop, Bishop Burton; 1 President of the Seventy, Elder Jenson; 3 Area Presidency, Elders Callister, Hamula, and Neilson and their wives---all at one meeting just with our mission! It was a choice experience where each missionary was invited to come and shake hands with each of these special servants of the Lord. It took 40 minutes for them to shake the hands of all 250 missionaries and couple missionaries. It reminded me of when the Savior invited each child to come "one by one" (3 Nephi 17:21); it was an impactful moment that I believe each of your sons and daughters will never forget!
This is the first complete (well almost complete, our Elders on Niue are missing!)Mission Photo we have had since we have been here! The times that you are able to get 185 missionaries all together is possible on a very limited basis! It requires permission! This was truly a special occasion for all!