Thursday, May 10, 2012

TRANSFERS - An Organizational Masterpiece

Unlike Senior Missionaries who usually stay in one area our entire mission, the young Elders and Sisters will work in one area for a few (or several) months until they are transferred to a new area. The Kenya Nairobi Mission (KNM) covers  the entire countries of Kenya and Tanzania. There are 12 zones in the mission (9 in Kenya, 3 in Tanzania).  Each zone has one or two districts, and each district has several areas. Each area has one companionship (two missionaries); there are 51 companionships (or 102 young missionaries) in the KNM. There are 15 Senior couples including the Mission President and his wife. Transfers come along every six weeks ( in 343 missions around the world) with great anticipation. Who will stay and who will be transferred is a prayerful decision made by the Mission President and his two assistants (young elders - who also get transferred around). It is truly an organizational masterpiece; it's not just deciding who moves and where, but the when and how of  transportation. A few missionaries leave; new ones come to replace them. It's always hard to see the missionaries you have come to love get transferred.  However, we know that these transfers are inspired and the Lord knows where each missionary is needed and/or what each missionary individually might need. 

This transfer we lost some of our very favorites. But we are excited for their new assignments and new growth. This is a Divine Work! We are so very thankful to be apart of this Marvelous Work and a Wonder! 
Goodbye Elders Haynes, Madubanya, DeWitt, and Mpahlele...for now
Dar es Salaam District Transfer Dinner

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