Our first opportunity to welcome 18 new missionaries began with multiple flight delays, resulting in a six hour delay in getting them to the mission home. Due to Delta computer problems, 17 flew into Panama City Beach, 2 hours from Tallahassee, and another came four hours early into Tallahassee, along with the luggage of the other 17! A bit of a crazy, long day and night.
Once safe at the mission home, we had brief interviews and sent them to sleep for a few hours. Next morning, we trained them and their trainers and sent them out to their new areas.