Friday, January 31, 2014
We have such wonderful missionary leaders, who truly teach through their Christ-like example. We love them, and are so grateful for their diligent service, incredible work ethic, and love for the Lord. We're looking forward to sharing with them in wonderful experiences this coming year, as we do the work that is so important to all of us -sharing the message of the gospel.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Our entire mission area is FROZEN - literally! The main highway 1-10, running from Tallahassee to Mobile, Alabama is closed indefinitely. Schools, government offices, restaurants, pretty much everything is closed. Power is out throughout a good part of our mission area, but none of our missionaries are affected. They are all safe, and staying in their apartments until the ice melts. What a crazy weather event!
Monday, January 27, 2014
There is a major storm warning for our entire mission area. This storm includes freezing rain and snow. We've been told there hasn't been a snow storm here for nearly twenty years! All of our missionaries have been notified, and we are taking every precaution necessary to keep them off the roads and safe. President and I are currently in Fort Walton (center point of the mission), and will monitor the weather from here throughout the week. Schools have already been closed for the next two days. We've seen the weather changing this afternoon. This beautiful white sand should soon be covered with beautiful white snow!
Thursday, January 23, 2014
These great missionaries flew out this morning, looking forward to a wonderful reunion with their families after two years of dedicated service. Elder Kirk, Elder Weir, Elder Lane, Elder Gordon, and Elder Judy. Elder Wright will fly out at the end of February (we're so happy we get to keep him a little longer!).
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Yesterday we received fifteen new missionaries. There is always added excitement in the mission field with newly arriving missionaries. When we picked them up last night it was a fairly warm 60 degrees. This morning at transfers it was a miserable 30 degrees. Not a very good Florida weather welcome. It took us all a little off guard.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
It's been a fun week for us to go out teaching with the missionaries. We don't have pictures of all the missionaries we went with. Most nights were rainy and cold! But, this is Elder Sanders and Elder Carlile getting ready to go out teaching with President. I'm ready to go with Sister DeVries and Sister Redd, two of our Sister Trainer Leaders in Dothan, Alabama.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
We always look forward to our Mission Leadership council training each month with our Assistants, Zone Leaders, and Sister Trainer Leaders. This month, the beginning of a new year, we introduced our mission theme, and goals for the year as a mission. It is an opportunity to learn from each other, and to get excited for the possibilities!!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
You have to check out at least a little bit of this interview our Troy Elders, Elder Crook and Elder Blair had on a TV show in Troy, Alabama. We were so proud of them for taking the opportunity to answer questions about our religion, and to share our beliefs with viewers.
Sister Krebs and Sister Christopherson are pretty excited about the missionary efforts in Chipley, Florida, especially when they get a little news coverage.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Today we said goodbye to Elder Nelson, Elder Easdon, Elder Critton, Elder Datillo, and Elder Helmondollar.