I'd like to think the seasons are changing in Southern England. We're just not sure which season is coming and which one is going! The heather is blooming and the daffodils and crocuses are thinking about it. We even had a full day of sunshine one day last week! Now it's turned bitter cold and windy. We're ready for a change!
|A brief moment of Spring yesterday in London|
|The view today on the temple grounds|
Another thing that is constantly changing is our Visitors' Centre. Lots of comings and goings this month.
|Sisters Reneer, Ylisaari and Cardona|
First, both Sister Reneer and Sister Ylisaari were transferred to other assignments in the mission. Sister Reneer will likely stay out in the field for the rest of her mission, but we hope to see Sister Ylisaari in the Visitors' Centre again in a few months because her call is to be a VC missionary. Almost all the sisters we've worked with received a specific assignment to this Visitors' Centre when they received their mission call.
|The AP's (Assistants to the President) preparing to |
drive sisters to their new assignments
|Sisters Berati, Cardona and Paulsen|
|L to R: Sister Phermsin from Finland, Sister Berati from Albania, Sister Cardona |
from France, Sister Paulsen from Denmark, and Sister Maughan from England
|Sister Horsley capturing a Kodak moment in the VC while |
Elders Carpenter and Horsley watch
It's always interesting to see how things come together. The new sisters met their new companion, Sister Cardona, and went home to unpack and get a few groceries. The other sister companionship and the senior couples covered the rest of the shifts that day. By the next morning, everyone was back to work at the VC for their regular shifts and the new sisters were learning their responsibilities. They are already giving tours. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with the caliber of all the young women we have worked with at the Visitors' Centre. If all twenty-somethings were as intelligent and responsible and gracious as our sisters are, the world would be in good hands.
|L to R: Elder Kearl, Sisters Berati, Paulson, Cardona and Jones, Sister Kearl|
|Don, me, Sisters Boman, Woods, Phermsin and Maughan|
|The Tower Bridge|