Pam, the temple gardener in the brown shirt, showed the girls what she wanted them to do. In some cases she had to show them which plants were flowers and which were weeds! (Important information to know!)
The sisters went right to work making the grounds look lovely.
These sisters clean the weeds from around the plants by getting right down next to their work.
How come none of my children ever looked that happy when I asked them to weed around our home?
One of our new sisters, Sister Garcia.
On Friday morning, July 5th, the first Mission Leaders' Council held under the direction of President Jenkins met in the Hermosa Vista Stake Center, across the parking lot from the new mission office. The assistants, Elders Hyrkas and Finlayson, conducted the meeting.
The mission has eight zones counting the new Alta Mesa Zone. The other seven zones include Citrus Heights, Liahona, Kimball, Pioneer, Mountain View, Superstition, and Lehi. After the Zone Leaders gave their reports, President Jenkins gave the mission leaders a very helpful training on the purpose of councils and how they function in the church. (FYI - all of the Sister Trainer Leaders except Sister Remington are Visitors' Center sisters. Just sayin', we have great sisters who are leaders in the mission!)
As usual, we were spoiled with a lovely luncheon prepared (yet again) by the Mission Office staff. The sandwiches and fruit were perfect for a hot July day.
Look at the big smiles on these sisters' faces. They are thoroughly enjoying the food and each other.
President and Sister Jenkins got to the serving table just in time - it looks like the food is going quickly!
Sister Evans and Sister Waldron help Elder Evans scoop ice cream into cups for root beer floats. What could taste better on a day that is 108 degrees outside?
President and Sister Jenkins are excited to be in Mesa working with the wonderful, dedicated missionaries here, and mentioned that they feel blessed to be a part of the missionary effort during this historic time in our church's history.