These are the three new missionaries who were able to get to the Preston MTC (and on to us) on schedule...Elder Mathie, Sister McKelvie, and Sister Babbage. It was easy for the Sisters, since they are both from England. Elder Mathie flew here all the way from New Zealand. We still haven't figured out how he managed to get here on time amidst cancelled flights, and airports being shut down! They were supposed to be part of a group of 13 new missionaries coming to our mission.
The next week, we received the rest of the greenies (well almost...Sister Lauritzen injured her knee in the Provo MTC...hopefully, we'll see her next transfer!) When these missionaries were unable to fly to the UK, they entered the MTC in Provo where they received their training. But this set them back a week.
We were so happy to welcome them all to the England Birmingham Mission.
Elder Dahl (Gilbert, Az.-- nephew of our friends, John and Mylie Dahl), Elder Card (Lehi, Utah), Elder Reed (Clearfield, Utah), Elder Powell (Gunnison, Utah), Elder Leyba (Blackfoot, Idaho), Elder Brown (Alberta, Canada), Elder Ruesch (St. George, Utah), and Sister Pope (Logan, Utah).