This blog is for family and friends who wish to following Trevan as he sacrifices his time and talents to go forth and teach the Gospel in the Belgium/Netherlands Mission for the next two years. Follow him as he grows through experience, challenges and triumphs throughout his mission. May our prayers provide him comfort and protection as he serves the people in his mission and may we all be inspired to be missionaries in our own lives.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Your missionary has arrived  -  Sept. 18, 2014
By Sister Robinson

Dear Families of the New Missionaries of the Belgium Netherlands Mission:

Your missionary has arrived safely and is now out in the mission field living the life of a missionary.  We met them at the Schipole Airport on Tuesday morning.  We spent the morning in interviews and paper work for their legality and finances for the duration of their time here.  The afternoon they traveled to Rijswijk to register into the country.  Later that afternoon they all had a well deserved nap.  That evening after dinner we had a short training by President Robinson and a short testimony meeting.  They opened their 'first area' letters and found out where in the mission they will be serving and who their new trainer and companion will be.  Wednesday morning the Assistants to the President trained on mission culture and mission procedures. Next, they met their new companions and President and I spent about 60 minutes training and answering any remaining questions.  Wednesday afternoon they traveled to sign into the country which completes the process for the Netherlands.  Wednesday evening they were in their assigned areas of labor and with their new companion doing missionary work.  It was only smiles and excitement as they left for the train station yesterday. 

President and I are extremely impressed with your sons and daughters.  At the MTC they have acquired a great foundation in the Dutch language and Preach My Gospel.  They are optimistic, happy, excited and come with strong testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We serve missions with faith in Christ and a great love for Him, and President and I see that in your child. Thank you for your love and support of your missionary.  Your positive and uplifting emails over the next 18 months or 2 years will be a highlight for them each week.  Your missionary will fill you in on all the details of their mission and the work they do each week in their weekly email home each Monday.  We encourage you to follow the events of the mission at  By the first of next week I should have all the pictures of this past week on the blog.  But until then, here are their new assignments and two pictures.

Sister Robbins Serving in Haarlem with Sister Ottison as trainer
SisterThomas Serving in Almere Buiten with Sister Packer as trainer
Sister Voss Serving in Assen with Sister Woodbury as trainer
Sister Whittington Serving in Gouda with Sister Schwab as trainer
Sister Bush Serving in Antwerpen with Sister Nelson as trainer
Sister Watts Serving in Amsterdam with Sister Frandsen as trainer

Elder DeWitt Serving in Lelystad with Elder Warner as trainer
Elder Hirsch Serving in Groningen with Elder Giles as trainer
Elder Lott Serving in Ommoord (Gouda Ward) with Elder Chantry as trainer
Elder Morrell Serving in Tilburg with Elder Sudweeks as trainer

Trevans home for the next few months or so
Elder Reese Serving in Antwerpen with Elder Peterson as trainer

( you can click on the picture to see them full size)

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