Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Senior Couples Dinner and New Missionaries

Senior missionary couples greatly bless our mission.  We are so thankful for these wonderful couples who have joined us in the Italy Rome Mission.  Senior couples help in so many ways.  They help with member support, military relations, young adult programs, teaching English, inspecting apartments for younger missionaries, teaching seminary and institute, helping in the office and I could go on and on.  They make a huge difference, especially with our mission being so large geographically.  The young missionaries love working with the senior missionaries.  We really are a "mission family."  Here is a photo of some of our senior missionaries at  the mission home. We love all of our senior couples so much.  Thank you for all you do and thank you for choosing to serve a mission! 

On June 12, our mission was blessed with 23 new missionaries from the Provo MTC. What a wonderful group! They are so bright and capable, and we are sad our mission service will overlap with them for only a few short weeks. President and Sorella Waddoups will love this group of new missionaries.


  1. What beautiful missionaries indeed! Doesn't hurt that I am partial because one of them is my daughter!!! She is the red head with yellow sweater in your picture. She is looking wonderful, but tired from her flight I can tell, plus she was just getting over a cold. I am sure she is in good hands and thank you for loving them as your own children while they are there. I wanted to know who the new mission president is and how to look that info up? If you could let me know that would be great. Communication is slow there and frustrating to say the least. Letters take longer than a week and the Elders and Sisters barely have enough time to email on Wednesdays. Any changes that will change in the near future?

    Thank you and bless you for taking care of my daughter!

    Lisa Cherrington

  2. Hi Lisa, my Mom asked me to respond to your post. It's exciting that your daughter is now in Rome! What a great time to be a missionary in Italy. The new president and wife are Michael and Anna Kay Waddoups. They arrive in Italy on Friday and will take great care of your daughter. We wish her the best as she embarks on her service!

  3. Glad to hear it, the increasing number of missionaries.

    God Bless and keep it up.

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