January arrivals have been spread out throughout the month.  On January 10 Elder Thebaud arrived, on January 17 Elder Talbot arrived, on January 24 Elder Lopez arrived, and today we received 3 more Elders and 4 Sisters.  They are all happy and excited to be/get to work sharing the gospel and the APM is excited to have them here.  The temperature today was perfect.....mid 70's so they thawed out quickly.  Tomorrow they meet their companions and then get to work.

We know the new year has started because we are having our first group of missionaries to depart for home.  We have grown to love these 5 Sisters and 10 Elders.  They came from all over the United States and 3 foreign countries to serve the people of Phoenix Arizona.  We are grateful for their sacrifice but we know it was worth it.  They have grown enormously and are now ready to start the next chapter of their lives.  We love them and will miss them.