Sunday, September 30, 2012

Welcome, Elder Ashcraft & a family reunion

         It was 1:00 a.m., the plane is late, and  several of us missionaries are at the airport, waiting for the arrival of our newest missionary. Elder Ashcraft. When you are use to going to bed at 10:00 p.m., missionaries are very tired at 100 a.m. So we were all trying to stay awake and welcome our newest missionary. The plane finally got here. Welcome, welcome to Elder Ashcraft, he will serve in Mand, with Elder Cole as his companion and trainer. He looks a little tired, but ready to go. 
Waiting at the Airport for our newest Missionary

Tired Elder Hansen

Tired Sis. LeFevre

Tired Elder Davis, Elder Gasu, & Elder Cole

Tired Steven ( a former missionary, came back to visit), Tired Elder Pierson

I can't believe it, Flip-flops, boy, these Elders really are tired, and could it
really be our "Perfect" Zone leader?

Elder Cole greets his new companion, Elder Ashcraft

New companions, Elder Cole & Elder Ashcraft

And then we get another surprise, so even though it was late, we had to hang around to watch a family reunion.  Pres.Redes (branch pres. Mand branch) and Sis. Redes and the family are also at the airport. Their daughter, that they have not seen in 7 years is arriving for a visit, with her 1 year old little son. This is the first time Grandma and Grandpa have seen this little grandson. They have never even seen pictures of him or seen him on the computer and their daughter has been gone for 7 years. We enjoyed watching the family reunion
Little sister, waiting

Friend from Sapwalap, sorry I can't remember his name
It is 1:30 a.m. you know.

Jefferson, waiting for his big sister

Sis. LeFevre and little sister

And here she come, after a 7 year absence

Mom and Sister get the first hugs

Ainti's next

Grandma get to hold her grandson and see him for the first time

Grandma and Grandpa saying Hello to their grandson for the 1st time,
poor little guy is scared to death

Grandma has the touch, he calms right down

It is good to be home

Jefferson and N.J. working, that is what little brothers are for, getting the luggage back to the truck

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