Sunday, February 9, 2014

New Missionaries

Fast Sunday in January was a wonderful mission wide opportunity to seek Heaven's assistance with visas. Our prayers were soon answered, as visas were issued for 11 missionaries who have been waiting for a long time. (See my post of 19 Jan 2014.)

During the past two weeks they arrived.

First, we received back from the Philippines two of our missionaries whose visas were renewed. Elders Britton and Pehrson are wonderful missionaries. We have missed them while they served in the Philippines awainting renewal of their visas. It is great to have them back.

Then, last week we had 9 missionaries arrive from the US. Several of them have been waiting for about 18 months for their opportunity to come to India. For several reasons, their applications were delayed in filing, and then took several months for processing. I am sure that these long term waiters had about given up. I am glad that our prayers, and I think theirs also, were heard. These experienced missionaries should have an immediate impact on the work here in India.

Thank you to all of the family and friends who joined your prayers with ours to bring these great young men to join us. We are privileged to have them here. We assure their parents that we will take good care of them.

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