Tuesday, December 29, 2015

12-29-15 New Arriving Missionaries!

They've arrived!
 Our Taiwanese sisters with their MTC translator:)
Welcoming them to the mission on the bus ride to Taichung:
 We give them each a few minutes to tell us a little about themselves: their family, something unique about themselves, and what their expectations are for their mission.
Up early for calisthenics: Buddha Claps!
Jumping jacks:
 Amah slaps:
 Heading back for a nice warm shower!
 Breakfast at the mission home:
 Oil sticks & soybean milk:
 Lots of Taiwan seasonal fruit:
 President introduces the mission vision, goals and plans:
 Teaching through the scriptures:
 Break for lunch:

 AP training on Taiwanese culture...
 and contacting skills:
 Missionaries practice contacting:

 Dinner before our Dan Jones activity:

 Duck brain takers:

 Our MLS senior couple is up north filling in for our new office couple,
who we were expecting to arrive in January but is facing visa delays:(
And here come the fish eyes:

 Reviewing their first night of contacting in a night market:
 Each new missionary experienced 1) not being understood, 2) not understanding others,
3) not knowing what to say, and 4) being rejected. But guess what? They courageously survived!
 Stretching for a morning run:
 On your mark, get set...
Lunch with their trainers:

 Our newest Taiwan Taichung missionaries!


  1. They look good! Thanks for posting this Sister Blickenstaff!

  2. Thank you for letting us know their 安全到达, 盼望他们都mission成功,凯旋归来。

  3. Thanks for sharing these pictures. It made us so happy!
    Happy new year!
    Love Mike & Kristen Moh

  4. Yep, really appreciate your New Missionary Orientation for the crew.
    Vicki Collett