Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The missionary with the coat on is Elder Shelbourn. He is Elder Whitby's (far right) new companion. Elder Zapitello (left) and Elder Hansen (2nd from right with the 'thumbs up') are the Zone Leaders of our Roanoke Virginia Zone.
This picture was taken on Transfer Day at the Roanoke Stake Center parking lot in Salem, Virginia, just before I loaded Elder Whiby and Elder Shelbourn in the car and took them home to Bedford.
Elder Shelbourn is from Lafyette, Oregon, a town of 3,000 inhabitants, south of Portland in the Wilamette River valley. He has been out for approx. 9 months. We are looking forward to getting better acquainted with this fine missionary. We will miss Elder Cowley who takes on a new and special assignment in Charleston, West Virginia for final 6 weeks of his mission.