In January for our monthly dinner with the other senior couples we decided to go to the Southward Car Museum in Paraparaumu before going to Levin for dinner. All of the senior couples serving on the north island except one met us there at the museum. Pictures above are the couples from left to right. President and Sister Kezerian (he is the mission president over all the missionaries on the south part of the north island and all of the souther island). Elder and Sister McVey (who we work with in the archives). Elder and Sister Patchett from Foxton (they will be leaving in March to return to Arizona), Elder and Sister Brazzeal (who work in the mission office), Elder and Sister Shepherd ( they flew into New Zealand about a month ago and serve in Masterton), and Elder and Sister Chelsey who have been here about 2 months. They live in Upper Hutt and work mostly with the Tongan people and of course then there are Elder and Sister Overton.
Elder and Sister Hirshi could not make it to the car museum but were able to meet with us in Levin at the restaurant. They are from Taranaki which is about a 3 1/2 hour drive for them. We ate at the Avenues Restaurant. It is a quaint place and the food and especially the desserts are delicious. It is always nice to meet with the other couples and hear of their experiences.
Earlier in January we met at the Brazzeals home in Porirua for dinner to welcome the Turner's. They flew into Wellington and stayed at the mission home for a couple of days before flying to Nelson and then driving to their new assignment in Westport. He had a short driving lesson to experience the adventure of driving on the other side of the road and then had to drive to Westport from Nelson. Such bravery!