Week 2 has been uplifting. Sunday we had a personal meeting with six missionaries, three staff and Elder Enrique R. Falabello. We were introduced to the new Initiative of Self-Reliance for church members around the world. This includes PEF and Self-Reliance in employment leading to spiritual and temporal well being. Training the rest of the week was an overview of what is happening. Most of it is about substance that we do not have.
It was exciting to receive on Tuesday an email from the Embassey of the UK in New York that they were finally processing and sending our Visa. It arrived Wednesday. Thursday, on the way to the airport, we stopped by the Church Office Building and picked up the visa. Last minute I guess you would say. Off to the Airport and on the plan from 5:00 pm Thursday to Noon on Friday.
At Heathrow Airport we were met by the mission staff who took us to meet President Jordan, our Mission President. Following an hour interview, we walked over to the Employment Center and met with Martin Gardner, our Church Director. He worked with us until about 4:00 pm. Then we were taken to our apartment and advised NOT to go to sleep till evening so we packed our little cart and went to the store for groceries. Home at last, unpacked, crashed. Afton did not surface until 11:00 am the next morning.