My adventures as a missionary in Romania and Moldova
Arrival in Romania
Note from mom: We have not heard from Charlotte since she arrived in Romania Tuesday morning, but we did get a lovely email from her Mission "Mom" (the Mission President's wife), which I will share here.
Dear Brother and Sister Hovey,
President Hill and I were thrilled to meet Sister Hovey as she arrived in
the Bucuresti airport with her MTC group. She seemed very happy finally
to be in the mission field after her weeks in the MTC. She was
surprisingly awake after her long flights. President Hill had an
enjoyable interview with her, where he learned more about this young
woman, and I got to spend some time with her too. We were both pleased
with the ease with which she fit in. I'm sure that big family at home
has helped her a lot! Thank you very much for sending her to us.
some time doing preliminaries for her visa, we all had dinner at the
mission home with her MTC group, after which, she was whisked away to
spend the night with the sister missionaries.
next morning, in the cold and snow, we met at Cismigiu Park where, in
1990, Elder Russell M. Nelson dedicated the land of Romania for teaching
the gospel. Together, we snapped a picture of the group. I'm attaching
the picture for you to see, along with the picture of Sister Hovey with President Hill and me.
all the incoming missionaries continued their visa processing, after
which they worked hard to stay awake through our orientation meeting and
then met their first companions. Sister Hovey is now with her initial
companion, Sister Kelly, in Iasi (pronounced Yash), in the northeast
part of Romania. Sister Kelly is an excellent missionary who is very
mature and will give her an excellent start.
again for sending us such a wonderful young missionary. We could tell
she will be a very good, faithful, hard-working missionary.
With much appreciation,
Char's group from the MTC, all bundled up for the Siberian winds!