Our missionaries, arriving unexpectedly one day early, surprised us at the Taoyuan International Airport late Tuesday night! Gratefully, President Day (MP of the Taiwan Taipei Mission) took his APs and office elders, picked all nine of them up, and took them to Taipei where they spent the night in temple housing.
The next morning, I rushed to the temple with our APs, while President Blickenstaff remained in Taichung to train their trainers. When we got off the bus, they were watching for us!
They were able to participate in several different ordinances that morning.
Lunch after the temple, across the street:
Perusing the Bountiful Living bookstore:
Making their way over to the bus:
Bus ride to Taichung:
Finally, arrival at the Mission Home...
and greeted by the Mission President and office staff!
Welcome to our New Missionaries!
After a good night's rest, a brisk morning run:
Contacting on the way back to the mission home:
Amazing how much more attentive they are during orientation after an extra day of rest!
Hot pot lunch:)
Today the new missionaries were joined by two more that arrived a few weeks ago mid-transfer:
Instructions by the APs:
Learning new contacting skills with lots of practice, practice, practice!
Traditional Chinese banquet feast, featuring Beijing duck:
After a good night's rest, up and out just as the sun was rising:
Then lunch at Hawaii 51 with their new companions: