With 19 missionaries coming in and needing trainers as well 14 going home, there was a lot of changes in the mission which meant a much larger transfer meeting than usual. I was able to take pictures of a good portion of the new companionships but of course there are some that I missed in the mass of milling missionaries when the meeting was over.
So here are the transfer sheets that show where every missionary will serve and who they will serve with for the next 6 weeks. If you want to know what the different colors mean, please go to the transfer near the middle of January below and read what it says…
Sisters Bagley and Chavous will serve the Coconut Creek North area. Elder Bloom and Mackley will serve in Cypress Creek with elder Bloom as DL. Elder Brimley will be trained by our dear elder Thorne in the Fort Lauderdale East area.
Elder Claude will be serving in be serving with elder Marsh (not shown) in South Bay while elders Chamberlain and Brockbank work in Coconut Creek South. Elders Curtis and O’Neill will be in El Portal South. Sister Daines will training sister Garcia in Lauderhill South.
Sister Dougal is the trainer for Gordon and serve in Nova YSA. Elders Dowdle and Williams are now the Zone Leaders for the Miami Beach Zone while serving in the Miami Beach YSA. Sister Dunford will train sister Johnson in Snapper Creek YSA…how interesting that three YSA areas ended up in the same set of pictures…it was not on purpose!
Elder Edwards is now serving as a Zone Leader in the Fort Lauderdale Zone with our old friend elder Smoot! They continue to serve the Hollywood South area. Sister Farley will be training with sister Symes the new Fountainebleau South area. Sister Fletcher will be training with sister Bean in the Riverside Park branch.
Elders Gutierrez and Marcusen will be in Fountainebleau North. Sisters Hansen, Holyan are seen with elders Pond and Hunt. Elder Harris will train elder Williamson in the Miami Beach area.
Here is a picture of just sister Holyan who is training sister Hansen in Doral South. Sister Hansen will get lots of press here because she told me how much she enjoyed our blog as she waited to go into the MTC. When they move to a new area elders are supposed to not take the whole house with them – somehow the message did not get to elder Hunt. I am not sure how he got all that into the car along with his new companion elder Jones (not shown.) Elder Smoot now probably has a lot more room in their apartment. Elders Hunt and Smoot asked for a last picture before the parted. But they will see each often at ZL councils, transfer, etc.
Elder Shipley was kind enough to move sister Herrera’s luggage to her new car. Where she met up with sister Price. Those two sisters along with sister Tuai are serving in the Hollywood North area.
Elders Kafton and Lee will serve in the Miami Gardens area. Elders Kata and Webb now serve together in the Blue Lagoon West area. Elders Koerper and Langford are going to be together way down in Key West!
Sister Lira will train sister Meiling in the Miami Lakes area. Elder Haddock will be trained by elder Call in the West Palm Central area. I finally got a picture of Elders Marsh and Claude who are now serving in the South Bay Creole area.
I kid elder Patino a lot about his name – I never seem to be able to write or pronounce it properly, but he will be a great trainer for elder Lange in the El Portal North area. Elder Plowman will now have elder Bowen as his companion as the serve as the ZLs for the Hialeah Zone. Elders Richardson and Silva will serve in the Sunset North area.
Elders Rivera and Beer are the Zone Leaders in Homestead. Sister Stegelmeier stayed in the Davies area and will train sister Merrill. So I guess this means we will get to see the two sisters regularly. Elder Rondo did not move very far as he now serves with elder Pond in the Plantation area.
Elder Whitney will be training with elder Miami Lake South area. Elder Duncan is a good match in size and spirit for elder Faniaka as they serve way up in Okeechobee. Sister Koutz is to be trained by sister Judkins in the Hialeah East area.
Sister Ware is being trained by sister Quiocho while serving in the Miami Shores North area – she is also learning to pose for pictures. I caught Sister Anderson dashing by sisters Tuai and Holyan as they stand next to elder Faniaka. After the meeting there is this big scramble out in the parking lot as missionaries, their luggage and bikes are moved from one car to another. It is also the time for last hugs and goodbyes as they head either back to their areas or to the office.
I took three pictures of the new missionaries with their companions as they waited to start a training period with President Anderson and the APs. If your son or daughter arrived yesterday you should be able to pick them and their companion out of the crowd…I am sorry I could not get pictures of all the new companionships but there were just too many.
When the missionaries came into the office to get their supplies they found lots of goodies being served by sister Bare. Since many of them have not had breakfast they pretty much cleaned things out. In the last picture on the right elder Maki shows that the food was finger-licking good!
Elders Wardell and Pingree will serve together in the Flagler area.
Of course one of the most popular area in the office is in front of the big missionary board where the missionaries find their picture and that of friends and decide how many transfers they have before they are released. None of them want to be on the top line because it means that their time is growing short. Some actually took the time to get their supplies…they managed to clean us out of English Books of Mormon. I know just how this elder feels…some of them had to get up at 3:30 to drive here in time to get their companions here early enough to go on the temple trip that all about released missionaries get to take to the Orlando temple.