October 31, 2008
Every six weeks some of the missionaries get reassigned to new areas with new companions. A few days before Transfer day they are told they if they will be transferred or not. If they are being transferred they pack their bags and show up at the meeting with their suitcases. If they are staying in the Donetsk Area they take a bus or marshruka to their new apartment with their new companion. If they are going to the Kharkov area they all take a rented Marshruka all the way to Kharkov which is about a 4 hour drive. We usually meet for a short talk by the Mission President and one of his Assistants and then the transfers are announced. Today was President Fry's birthday so Sister Fry presented him with a tool belt and talked about the "tools" they use from the Preach My Gospel Book to share the Gospel. Each tool that he placed in his belt represented a tool the missionaries will need to preach the gospel. It was really a good analogy. President Fry loves tools and has used the analogy of "putting tools in your tool belt" with the missionaries many times. It is always fun to see the missionaries together. They really do get close to one another. There were alot of hugs as people had to say good-bye to old companions and go to new areas. We even had a couple of visitors in the back of the room who looked a little "spooky" but I don't think I got a picture of them. Maybe if you go here Sister Fry might have caught them on her camera.
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Sometimes we forget what divine gifts we have been given. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints