President Hill and I were delighted to meet Sister Smith as she arrived in
the Bucuresti airport with her MTC group. She seemed very happy to
finally be in the mission field after her weeks in the MTC. She had a
very long first day, waiting for late luggage and starting a long visa
application process. By the time the missionaries arrived at the mission
home for dinner, they were all pretty ready to turn in!
The next morning, however, they were a new bunch,
bright-eyed and ready to conquer the world! President Hill and I had an
enjoyable interview with Sister Smith, where we learned more about this
great young woman. It is evident that she is sincere in her desire to
serve. It was also fun to find out she knows our grandson, Adam. We
always love making those connections. Thank you very much for sending
her to us. We were impressed by her friendliness and determination to be
a great missionary. After interviews, we had an orientation meeting
with the new missionaries and snapped a picture of ourselves with Sister
Smith. I'm attaching the picture for you to see.
After pictures, the missionaries met their first companions. Sister
Smith is now with her initial companion, Sister Gerhartz, in Oradea,
where they are opening the city. Sister Gerhartz is a vivacious person
who has just finished being a sister training leader. She will give
Sister Smith an excellent start.
again for sending us such a wonderful young missionary. We could
instantly tell she will be a very good, faithful, hard-working