Monday, April 30, 2012


This month, one of our missionaries finished his mission, and 5 more were transferred, so we have some new missionaries in our Hawkes Bay Zone that I'd like to "introduce" to you.  We miss our elders that leave, but our hearts get filled right away with the new arrivals.  This is one of the most fun parts of our mission...we just love these young people so much!
Napier District:  Our new ZONE LEADERS:  Elder Heinricks (Alberta, Canada) and Elder Haiane (Australia). They are so enthused and will be great leaders.
Hastings District: These are the two Elders from Waipukurau...Elder Norford (Australia) and Elder Siale (Tonga). Elder Seneviratne was transferred to the South Island (he trained Elder Norford).  Elders Norford and Siale started their missions in NZ on the same day, and they meet with us in the Hastings District.
Hastings District:  And UP from the South Island arrived Elder Ragan (Clearfield, Utah), who is our new District Leader...he could pass for 14!  He and Elder Hogge (Alpine, Utah) also started their missions in NZ the same day.  Elder Hogge, so far, has spent his entire time in Hastings, so we don't think we'll have him for much longer.
Flaxmere District:  Elder Pae'a and Elder Hunt, both from Tonga.  Elder Pae'a's companion, Elder Vaioleti was transferred down to the Wellington area to be a new District Leader.  Elder Hunt is not a new missionary, but I don't remember where he was previously.
Napier District:  District Leader (Elder Tamale, Tongan, but now from Hamilton, NZ) and new companion, Elder Eneri (pronounced "ennedy), who is from Kiribis.  I guess the sun was too bright...caught 'em both with their eyes closed.

So that's our six new elders:  both zone leaders and then one from each of the companionships shown.  We still have two sets of sisters (Sisters Tito and Temakau in Napier and Sisters Itaia and Hemi in Flaxmere).  We also have Elder Barnes (District Leader) and Elder Salaivao in Flaxmere and Elders Fukofuka and Hingano in Hastings.  When we have our next zone meeting, I'll get some pictures of our whole group together (20 of us, which includes Elder Farnes and me).

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