Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 28, 2013

Elder Lindstrom and his parents came by for a visit!  This was especially sweet, because he came to Riverside and went home from the Carlsbad Mission, so we didn't get to send him home.  It was so good to meet his parents, to visit with him and to see that he is still doing so well!

September 27, 2013

District Training Meeting

September 26, 2013

Sister Ballesteros arrived from the MTC.  She came earlier than anticipated because she is already fluent in Spanish.  Welcome to Riverside!  Sister Graham is her new companion and they will be serving in Jurupa.

September 25, 2013

Sister Tzorin is on her way to Argentina!
She has been serving here while waiting for her visa to arrive.  She has been here for several months, and has given such wonderful service to this mission and to the Lord!  We will miss you Sister Tzorin!

September 22-25, 2013 - General Authority Mission Tour

Elder and Sister Richards of the Seventy, toured our mission on September 22-25.
We were blessed by their training and example!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 10, 2013 - Incoming Missionaries!

Elder Tukuafu, Elder Sorensen and Elder Reber
Elder Thurman and Elder Passmore

Elder Johnson and Elder Tabile

Elder Ete and Elder Aiono

Sister Stoliker and Sister Young

Elder Cram and Elder Haslem

Elder Kirkland and Elder Epley

Sister Niihau and Sister Bateman

Sister Nielsen and Sister Mangum
Elder Petersen and Henderson

Elder Tui'one and Elder Mueller
Elder Glausi and Elder McClain

Elder Opeda and Elder Schoonmaker

Elder Thorderson, Elder Fairbairn and Elder Sweeney

Elder McConkie and Elder Hill

Sister Allen and Sister Myrick

Sister Gambling, Sister Allison and Sister Anderson

Sister Arvidson, Sister Horikami and Sister Todd

Sister Pope and Sister Graf

Sister Mendoza and Sister Tucker

Sister Jenkins and Sister Dirks

September 9, 2013 - Outgoing Missionaries

Front Row l. to r." President and Sister Plocher, Sister Smart, Stephanie Smart, President Smart  Back Row l. to r.: Elder Spencer, Elder Kaneao and Elder and Sister Nielsen

These two fine Elders are the only two leaving our mission this transfer!  Great job Elders!  We will miss you!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 2, 2013 - Senior Family Home Evening

What a wonderful night we all had together!  We had a BBQ with potluck salads and deserts and the Nielsen's talked about the experiences they had while serving here.

This is the last FHE that Elder and Sister Nielsen will be attending.  They will be going home on September 18th.  They have been working as the housing coordinators and have been extremely busy with all the missionaries coming here, and the new areas we have and are opening..  We are so grateful for their  wonderful service!

August 27, 2013 - New Missionary!

Elder Schoonmaker arrived from the MTC!  He is one of our new Mandarin speaking missionaries.  Welcome to Riverside!

Look who stopped in! August 2013

One of the greatest joys of our mission is when missionaries who have returned home, come back and visit!  (see the last half of Alma 17:2)
Elder Samhammer and his family
Sister Schillemat

Elder Brantley and Elder Rice

Elder Clark

Sister Sellers
Elder Farnsworth

August 1, 2013 - MLC

August Mission Leadership Council