Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Fun Christmas Eve

A fun Christmas Eve with these great missionaries; President Smith, Elder Wright, Elder McPherson, Elder Judy, and Elder Malmberg.
Merry Christmas!

A Christmas Carol

Elder Bott, Elder Judy, Elder Malmberg, Elder Bentley, Elder Hawker, and Elder Danner serenade the couples at our Christmas brunch.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Callaway District & Panama City Zone Leaders

Bonifay District Introduction

Fort Walton Introduces their District

Second Half of our Christmas Zone Conference

Yesterday we gathered together with our Tallahassee 1, Tallahassee 2, Dothan, and Panama City Zones to celebrate a missionary Christmas. So Much Fun! Love these missionaries. They love gathering together, and it's a rare occasion to be able to meet with four zones at the same time.
Sister Chambers and Sister Swanger brought the Christmas spirit with them from Thomasville, Georgia. There were too many missionaries to place in one Christmas photo. This is our Dothan Zone.
Our Tallahassee 1 Zone-
Our Tallahassee 2 Zone--
And our Panama City Zone ---
And more Christmas spirit brought to us by Elder May, and Elder Musgrave.
And more Christmas spirit from Elder Lovell.
More cute video clips coming from our stocking exchange. We only wish we could have taken pictures and video of our Missionary Christmas Program. LOTS of our missionaries participated with musical talents, and we felt the true meaning of Christmas as missionaries this Christmas season.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mission Presidency

Welcome to our new counselors in the Mission Presidency. President Aukema (Panama City Stake), and President Austin (Tallahassee Stake). We look forward to working with them in this MOST wonderful Mission!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Zone Conference

Today we enjoyed our first Christmas Zone Conference with 1/2 of the missionaries from the Mobile North and South Zones, Pensacola Zone, and Fort Walton Zone.
We gathered together in the chapel for a program of beautiful music performed by many of our missionaries, and a Christmas message from President. We then enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by many of the Relief Society sisters in the Pensacola Stake.
There were lots of packages delivered to missionaries by Elder and Sister Mills.
And, now for the real fun! President takes control of the group -
For a missionary stocking exchange. So Fun!
There were plenty of Merry Christmas hugs, and lots of love shared by all of us. A missionary Christmas is awesome!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Our Stockings are Hung

Tis the season to be Merry! We are very merry and joyful in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We express our love and gratitude to all of you parents for raising such wonderful young men and women. We feel very blessed to know 270 of the greatest missionaries anywhere! We love them all very much!! This coming week we will gather in celebration of the reason for the season. Look for pictures of all of your awesome missionaries then.

Hard to Say Good-Bye

Sister Nelson received her Visa, and leaves for Brazil. We will miss her and her sunny, positive disposition.
There just aren't finer young men than these Assistants. We will miss Elder Rhoades, as he leaves for home, but his powerful example as a missionary will live on in the mission. We welcome Elder McPherson as a new Assistant to the President, and a companion to Elder Wright, an Assistant.
Farewell Elder Rhoades.
Departing missionaries -Farewell! So sad!
After dropping our departing missionaries off at the security gate, our new Assistants could be found doing missionary work. Gave a Book of Mormon to the shoe shine, and set an appointment. You've gotta love these young men and women who come out to serve!