Below is a letter from Sister Robinson informing us of Eli's safe arrival in The Netherlands:
Dear Families of our New Missionaries:Sister Fredrickson, Elder Shaw, Elder Steenblik, Elder Andrew and Elder Parr arrived safely here in the Netherlands this morning. They are currently getting some legality work done and will so be to the Mission Home for a well needed nap. This evening we will have a testimony meeting and fireside. They will receive their first area assignment and who their trainer/companion will be for the coming transfer. Please keep up with what is happening in the mission on the mission blog: belgiumnetherlandsmission.blogspot.com.President and I are very impressed with this group. They are solid young people. They will be great assets to the mission. We love them already and are so looking forward to working more closely with them. They will fill you in with more details in their email home to you this coming Monday.Thank you for your missionary.
Feel free to contact me if you have any concerns.Liefde,Brenda Robinson
Sister Robinson, Sister Fredrickson, Elder Steenblik, Elder Andrew, Elder Shaw, Elder Parr,
Waiting down in the train station to go to Leiden Centraal and to the Mission Office.
On transfer week, it is always common to see groups of missionaries in 'het station'.
They will learn the train system in the Netherlands and Belgium better than their own neighborhood back home before they return home in 18 months or two years.
In the Mission Office they are busy with the necessary legality paperwork.
They will also get their financial card and instructions on how the money works. Then, off to lunch.
Sister Fredrickson, Elder Andrew, Elder Shaw, Elder Steenblik, Elder Parr
Elder Andrew, Elder Parr
The whole group--New missionaries, Office Elders, AP's and President
After a much needed nap and a wonderful dinner at the mission home, we had a short Fireside and Testimony Meeting. Then, the 'first call' letters.
Elder Andrew will be serving in Genk, Belgium…
with Elder Claflin as trainer and companion.
Elder Andrew at the mission home