10 Missionaries arrived on December 15. They are from: New Jersey, Idaho, Virginia, 2 from Utah, and 2 from Texas, Wyoming, California and Washington. Three of the missionaries are visa waiters assigned to Brazil. We get to have them here in the California Ventura Mission until their visas come. Hooray for us.
Sister and Elder McIntosh picked up lunch for us from the Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch restaurant. Due to the BREEZE and it being a bit chilly, we had lunch at the Institute at the Unversity of California at Santa Barbara. We did note that there were no seagulls (always seagulls at our lunch at Goletta Park).
A beautiful view on the other side of the cross.
The missionaries are making the committment to have both feet in and to be anxiously engaged in the work.
Elder and Sister Stewart have joined us from Idaho.