Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 11, 2014

Well, here's the story of the week:
We had transfers this week, and so as a result, we had the new batch of boboci (new guys) come in.  This time there happened to be 14, which is a TON for our mission.  To help you understand how many that is, the layout of how our mission is situated right now is that there are 20 trainers and 20 trainees, 4 russian-speaking elders, 12 zone leaders, and 4 elders in the office.  That's a total of 60 and there are only 70 elders in the mission.  10 people are just "normal" missionaries.  I'm not training, that's important to know, not really, but you probably want to know based on where my story is going.  Anyway, for all the new trainers, our mission president holds a trainers' meeting and then announces who will be with who, and then sends them on their way. So I happened to be at the after of the trainers' meeting and so I got to witness the formation of alliances.  It was epic.  To fully understand this, you have to realize that our new mission president was a football coach. So after the meeting, we're all gathered together, waiting impatiently.  He gets up on a chair so that his voice would carry or something.  He then starts to talk about how great all the trainers are and how great the new missionaries' experiences will be.  He introduces the area in which the first boboc will serve and then announces his trainer.  We all erupted in cheering.  It was great.  President continued to do this and it got more and more intense every time until it got to the point where he nicknamed a missionary Jumpin' Jarmin and we exploded in chants of Jump! jump! jump! jump!  That was pretty much the highlight of the whole day.  Afterward, president said "I really didn't expect that, but I guess it went well."  It was great because now the new missionaries know that we're stoked that they're here and that they're going to have the time of their lives.  That's all I got for this week, but here's the pictures:

oh and the senior couples here made a facebook page with pictures so you can look at that it's called like friends and family of the romania/moldova mission or something like that

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