Elder Ruby with travel companions and his missionary tag :) The tall one is Elder Dorius - his companion in the MTC.
Let's play a game: Where's Elder Ruby??
Each missionary commits by jumping off the step, having "both feet in".
Hyrum never goes anywhere without his bag :)
Look how beautiful it is there!! What a great day!
The missionaries were so tired. Elder Ruby got up at 2:45am Monday morning to pack and get to the airport. The sister missionaries stayed that night at the mission home and the elders stayed with other church members in the area.
The next day they met at the Ventura Stake Center for more orientation and a transfer meeting. This is when the missionaries got to meet their trainers, Zone and Sister Training Leaders were announced and they got to hear from President Felix and the departing missionaries. Sister Felix said there was a wonderful spirit at that meeting. (Trainers are more experienced missionaries who are good leaders, keep the mission rules and "train" the next group of missionaries, so they can be great missionaries too.)
I hope this catches all of you up on Elder Ruby's first day in the mission. I was so curious to hear what he did his first day. Now I know. Thank you Sister Felix for posting these pictures on your blog. I hope to hear from him soon.