July 8, 2015
After a good night's rest, the missionaries were prepared to learn some of the essential things they will need to know to be successful.
We have never had to worry about Ipads before and weren't certain how it
was all going to work out. It was an historical event to watch the
first ever group of new missionaries receive Ipads.
They each received an Ipad, and with the help of the Assistants and senior missionaries, were able to get them set up and ready for missionary use. (This is the first time the new missionaries have received Ipads. We weren't certain how it was going to work, but the process went very smoothly. Thank goodness they arrived a day earlier than usual. They were alert and ready to learn.) President Waddoups introduced the Standards of Excellence. The Assistants taught them about the importance of filling out baptism certificates properly and how to report their key indicators each week. Each one of the office missionaries took a few minutes to talk to them.
There's a lot to learn, but they are equal to the task.