December 15, 2009


Thank you to President and Sister Pimentel for sending us an update on Isaac's arrival to Berlin.  We are desperatly waiting to hear from him.  He said, "as soon as I get to Germany I'm going to have a bratwurst."  We expect he did that at the Brandenberg Gate.

Hi Sister Puriri:

Just a quick note to tell you that we picked up Elder Puriri this afternoon.  At this very moment he is out doing some street contacting with the assistants and the other missionaries he arrived with.  This first 24 hrs. is a bit rough but they get through it.  Elder Puriri is doing great.  He will be an asset to the mission.  We look forward to working with him.

We were about 10 minutes late to the airport (that makes me sad because I like to watch them as they arrive).  We piled into the old mission van and went to the office for check-in.  After a few more stops they made it to the mission home for some lunch and a short nap...and interviews with the President.  We then had dinner (rotkohl was on the menu) and afterwards they all left for their first missionary activity - Brandenberg Gate - a tourist hot spot in downtown Berlin.  I am anxious to hear all about it.

The Elders will stay at a small hotel a couple of blocks from us.  Tomorrow they will meet their trainers, have an orientation meeting and another dinner.  (We are waiting for two to arrive from the Preston MTC).  They spend the night again at the hotel and then off to their cities.  At this point we still don't know where they will be assigned.  President wants to meet all of the missionaries before he makes the assignments.

That's all for now.  I will post photos on the blog in the next few days - I hope!!!

Have a wonderful day.

Sister Pimentel
Germany Berlin Mission

And from President Pimentel - 

Dear Sister Puriri: Just a quick note to let you know that Sister Pimentel and I had the privilege of picking up your son at the airport today and bringing him to our home for his first meal in Berlin. We’ll get him a good night’s sleep tonight, assign him a companion and an area tomorrow and have him out doing the work right after that. He looks good. He is healthy and happy. We are thrilled to meet him and to have him here. Vielen Dank und alles Gute. Pres. Pimentel, Germany Berlin Mission

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