Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"Our First Born"- and "Our First Transfer"

Our First Missionary Into the Mexico Pachuca Mission- 8 July 2013

Elder De La Cruz from Mexico arrived on a bus from the Mexico City MTC.
He will be considered "Hermana Egbert's- First Born in the Mission".
 President Egbert was impressed with his humble nature and willing 
attitude to work hard and be obedient. I was touched by his kind and respectful
mannerism and how handsome he looked in his three piece suit.
The vest came off after training was over- and I think his suitcase weighed more than he did.
I'll be sneaking him some brownies!

Here he is waiting to go to the church to find out who his new companion will be....

and his new trainer is Elder Rubalcava!
Aren't they a perfect match???

...and then there were the transfers after much thought and prayer on the Presidents part.
I believe some were happily surprised and others disappointed that a change did and did not happen.
President Egbert shared a personal story of his companion Elder Wills with whom he became extremely close to- virtually brothers. They served as Zone Leaders and then the "cambio" came and one stayed as the ZL and one transferred to the office as an assistant.
The President expressed it was the "hardest" transfer he ever had-
Elder Wills wrote a poem about "changes" that President Egbert still carries with him today.
He still verbalizes he can picture in his eyes mind the room in "Calasanz" Columbia and how they both felt when they got the phone call about the transfer.
Tears still come to his eyes when he speaks of that tender memory.
President Egbert bore testimony of the inspired process and reason for "cambios"
A few faces of new companionship's.....

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love it! Reading all about the mission- and your missionaries!