Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mission Tour with President and Sister Callister (Pacific Area President)!

Our smallest gathering occurs in Whangarei, in which the Whangarei/Kaikohe Zone group is shown with the Callister's! Elders and Sisters from the Harbour/Henderson, Mt.Roskill, and Manukau/Papatoetoe Zones take their picture with the Callister's! Elders and Sisters from Glenview, Hamilton, Templeview, Tauranga, Rotorua and Gisborne Stakes are together with the Callister's in Hamilton! Cousins one and all! Elders Greening, Whaanga, and Smith are all cousins and originally from New Zealand--with Elder Smith's mission coming to an end, the cousins see each other one last time while on their missions together! Elders Hibbard, Jensen and Espino find each other and are discussing their experiences since being in the same intake just a few short weeks ago! Boys to men -- that is what a mission does! Elders and Sisters from the Panmure/Waterview, Tamaki,and Manurewa/Papakura Zones pause for a picture with the Callister's! Elders Gardner and Porter take a moment while waiting for interviewing missionaries to read their "love" from home! Elders Hehepoto, Shepard and Tokelau patiently wait after the Mission tour! Darling Sisters Jones and Sitthidamrong after our final meeting of our mission tour! Elders Davis, Finau, Loomis, Jolliffe, Trainor and Snow wait for those being interviewed by President Callister! Elders Asa'Asa, and Matu'u wait for the interviewees! How grateful we are to our noble assistants who did such an excellent job of running the mission tour in a professional and dignified manner! Go NZAM!
This song was presented at one of the meetings for a special musical number by the cousins! The song is in honour of God, the words are as follows: The honour and glory, peace on earth, goodwill to all mankind, forever and ever, Amen. To Heavenly Father, whom I hold close for my well being.


Anonymous said...

Such great photos! Thanks for putting them on here. :)

Shauna said...

Sis. Porter - Thank you so much for all the wonderful pictures and blurbs that you make on each one. What a great work you are all engaged in over there in NZ. And it's a special treat to get a sneak peak of our Elder! Plus the video of the cousins singing! A real bonus! Thank you again! May the Lord continue to bless you all!
Love, Sis. Tiatia (Elder Greening's mum) :)

Monica said...

Sister Porter,
It is always such a treat to see what our missionaries are up to. It is so apparent that you love each of them and that you are so happy serving. Thanks for taking the time to post an extra touch of the mission experience for those of us at home.
Sis Shumway's mom!