Saturday, May 31, 2014

It's Hard to Say Good-bye

It is always hard to say good-bye to missionaries heading for home. We will miss them, and hope that our paths will cross again in the future. They remain in our hearts forever!

Friday, May 30, 2014


Please Pray for Weston! He needs our prayers! He is a returned missionary from Mexico City, West. He is from St. George, Utah and was working in Pensacola, Florida for the summer. He was critically injured in a car accident. Elder May and Elder Bochenek visited him again this morning
Elder May and Elder Bochenek, serving in Pensacola, Florida have been visiting this family. As a mission, lets pray along with these Elders for the speedy recovery of this young man. I remember when we were serving in the Marshall Islands and our daughter was in a car accident, life-flighted, with little chance to live through the night. We were half a world away, serving as Mission President and wife, wondering what we could do for her. I know that it was through the prayers of our faithful missionaries, their families, and many other people, that brought miracles in her healing, and comfort and peace in our hearts.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A New Arrival!

New missionaries arriving Tuesday gather up their luggage to load up in the van.
A beautiful day in Florida for a picture by the VERY large tree in front of the Mission home.
Training day, and a break for lunch at Genghis Grill.
We love Tiara! Best waitress ever at Genghis Grill.
After dinner, our new missionaries went out in Tallahassee for a REAL missionary experience. It's sharing time - - -
This morning we loaded everybody up and sent them on their way to new companions, and new areas. Great group of missionaries!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

DESTIN Baptism

Baptism in Destin for Elder Simmons and Elder Nelson.

Garage Sale in Laurel Hill, Alabama

It's a Heavy Load!

Our Assistants training at Zone Conference left quite an impression. These hymn books represent questions, concerns and calls to the President on a daily basis from missionaries. Elder McPherson and Elder Musgrave taught missionaries how to receive answers to their questions and concerns in the mission field, and through out life. We're grateful for the dedicated service of our Assistants who help lift the burden for President Smith.

Fort Walton Baptism

A baptism in Fort Walton for Sister Obray and Sister Anderson.

Fort Walton Missionaries

Fort Walton District Activity.

Special Olympics

Our Troy Missionaries serving at the Special Olympics held at Troy University.

We Love our Military!

Sister Irons and Sister Anderson ready to serve our Country!

Baptism in Thomasville

Baptism in Thomasville for Elder Wright and Elder Carlile.

Baptism in Crestview

Baptism in Crestview for Sister Wells and Sister Bevan.

Biking Brewton

Sister Lloyd and Sister Cooper working Brewton!

Beautiful Sunset near Pensacola, Florida

DOTHAN Zone Conference

Unfortunately, I'm having trouble downloading my zone conference pic's of our Dothan Zone. Here are a few that I took with my phone. As soon as I figure out what's wrong, I'll post them. Sorry Mom's!!
During lunch with the Sister missionaries.
Birthday buckets!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Panama City Zone Conference

So sad that we only have one more zone conference left for another three months. We love traveling around and spending time with all of these wonderful missionaries.
Our "Love Your Selfie" picture. And then President Aukema tries it out with the Elders.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TALLY 2 Zone Conference

Another great Zone Conference, with more great missionaries!
And we certainly know how to have fun in between training sessions.
And of course we love our companions, and we love each other!
And we're off to Panama City!