Christmas came early this year! We received 22 missionaries this week. Twenty new, one returning and one on a three month assignment from Salt Lake Temple Square.
They are hopefully sound asleep from the long day of travel, those coming from the Mexico City MTC were up at 3:30 this morning and the Provo group didn’t get much more sleep than that.
We are so excited that they are here and can’t wait to get to know them. December is a fabulous time to be starting a mission—everyone already is thinking of the Savior—or at least His birth, so talking to everyone is a bit more natural.
Tonight President Hall will prayerfully seek revelation as to who will be their trainer and first companion. As you pray for your missionary, pray also for his/her companion.
As it is Christmas time, you may be wondering what missionaries want for Christmas. Missionaries want missionary work to be important to you. Pray everyday for your own missionary experiences, for your own courage at living the gospel “out loud.” They will have the opportunity to Skype or call on Christmas, tell them of your missionary efforts—let them know how proud you are of them.
They did have a chance to write an actual letter today, and next Monday they will be back to email.
Thank you for sending the Great California San Fernando Mission your children.