On Saturday we went over to Manukau to meet with Elder and Sister Calderwood who are new Member and Leadership Support (MLS) Missionaries in the Auckland Mission. They are from Idaho and are the parents of one of the ladies in our home ward. I talked with Sister Calderwood (Debbie) quite a bit on the phone as they were preparing to come out, sharing some information about what to expect here and making suggestions about what things to bring or not bring. It was great to finally meet them in person.
(We didn't take photos during our visit that day, but did take some later on at various gatherings).
We had a delightful time visiting with them and a delicious meat loaf meal. Elder Bennett and Elder Calderwood found they had much in common from their professional backgrounds and interests. Debbie and I thoroughly enjoyed getting acquainted. We hope we will get to see more of them. With our travel schedule we don't get a lot of time to connect with other missionaries, but when we do it is always a real treat.
After we left their place Larry and I headed to the Auckland Botanical garden. It was a beautiful late spring day (which seems strange to say in November, but that's how it is here in the South Pacific!) All in all it was a beautiful day.