We had a great time chatting with Hermana Tuckfield on Christmas. We were able to have a video chat. It was a great time and we are happy to see that our missionary is doing great and feeling happy!
On 11/27, Hermana Tuckfield emailed us to tell us that she is a trainer! That is the reason why she was unable to email us last week – she was busy picking up her new companion. As a trainer, Hermana Tuckfield will be showing a new missionary (fresh from the MTC) how to work in the field. It is a big responsibility and we are happy for her and hopeful that she will love it and learn a lot. Her trainee is Hermana Vanini from Peru. Here are two pictures of the companionship:
Below is a picture of Hermana Tuckfield that we recently received, showing her cast and sling. In this picture, she was at an appointment to get a flu shot. We have been told that the orthopedic doctor has said that her healing is going well and her cast will be off on December 10.
Update from Emma’s Mom, 2017-10-31:
Emma had an accident on her bike in Mexico. She injured her wrist badly and we got a call late last night that she was at the hospital and would be going under anesthesia to fix the problem. David was home and he got to talk to Emma and the mission president. The procedure went well and she is doing fine. They sent us the x-rays and I kind of wish they hadn’t it was bad. She was on her bike and someone opened a car door in front of her and she hit it and went down. She will be in a cast for a while.
Hermana Tuckfield traveled from the Mexico MTC to her first assignment in the mission field yesterday, 2017-08-28. Her area is Tecámac in the State of Mexico. Here is Tecamac’s official site, and here is its English Wikipedia article. Her first companion in the field is Hermana Diaz. Her Preparation Day is on Monday, so from now on we expect to post emails and updates from her every Monday.
Hermana Tuckfield told us that she is excited about being in the field. We are excited for her and can’t wait to find out what happens next!
We are sad that Emma won’t be around for 18 months, but we also had a fun time spending some last moments together at the airport and wishing Emma well on her adventure!
Like all good missionaries, you can see that Emma is travel-savvy and packs light.
She was nearly crushed to death in an awkward and funny moment of hugging/goofing off with her extraordinarily handsome brothers:
Emma will be a great missionary and we will be following her adventures closely for the next 18 months! Stay tuned!