Tuesday, November 1, 2011

 Its hard to believe that these missionaries have finished their missions and are headed home.  I feel like they just got here.  An unusual transfer, with more Sisters leaving than Elders.  Elder Benthin (Denmark), Elder O'Brien (England), Elder Cadwallader (California), Sister Clark (California), Sister Pope (Utah), Sister Babbage (Zimbabwe and England), Sister McKelvie (England).  A very powerful group...we'll miss them!

 We welcomed our new missionaries on the 'Rameumptom'....
including two new couples...the Lathams (Utah), and the Fannings (Idaho).

 Sister Louis from India (right) with her trainer, Sister Whitaker (Nevada)...
 Elder Pauley (Germany) with his trainer, Elder Grappi (Switzerland)...
 Sister Carson (Utah) on the right, with her trainer, Sister Stucki (California)...
 Sister Shorters (England) on the right with her trainer, Sister Baker (Washington).... 

 Elder Von Brughan (South Africa) with his "International tripanionship"...Elder Hudec (Czech Republic) and Elder Anim (France).  I think they speak about 7 languages between the 3 of them.
 A group of missionaries who came in together a few transfers ago...Elder Barton, Elder Edwards, Elder Brewer, Elder Rainey, and Elder Harper.
Me with my girls who are headed home....all amazing women!
 Elder MacArthur (Houston)...called as a Chinese speaking missionary.
 Elder Pauley (Germany)...we've sent home all of our German missionaries except one, so we were glad to have Elder Pauley come to us.
 Sister Louis...our first missionary from India.
Sister Shorters...she's our first missionary from Dorset, England!

Sister Carson...Lindon, Utah

Our new greenies...we're so happy to have them here.  They're all off to a wonderful start!!!!!!

5 comments:

The Lewis's said...

Hi President and Sister Ogden! This is Rachael (Honaker) Lewis from PV ward, and I was trying to find out which mission you are over. My sister-in-law just got her call to the Birmingham mission and I wasn't sure if I remembered where you were correctly. Would you mind emailing me and letting me know which mission you are president of?

Judy said...

Rachael...nice to hear from you. I don't have your email address, but we are the England Birmingham Mission. How soon does your sister in law come? We'll look forward to meeting her! Tell her its a wonderful mission to be in, and that she is going to love the other sister missionaries.

Cameron Family said...

Busy, busy, busy!!! They look younger and younger to me every transfer. I guess I'm just getting that much older!

Megan said...

I know you love all your missionaries but I think your bond with the sister missionaries is so special! I'm sure it was hard to see them go!

You and dad look great! We miss you. Keep up the good work in the Earth's Best Mission!! And then hurry up and come home to us!!! :)

Kylie Miles said...

You can send the Elders who are going home my way ;) Just kidding! My old roommate in Hawaii has a friend in your mission so she keeps up with your blog and I didn't even know you had one! I'm proud to call you guys my aunt and uncle. You're the best!
Love,
Kylie