The following picture is of President Ogden and the two men who changed his life forever...Elders Bangerter and Beckstrom. They are the missionaries who converted him 47 years ago. They came to visit us in the MTC...the first time he'd seen them since his family left Florida 6 months after he was baptized.
We are so fortunate to not only be in a very successful and obedient mission, with amazing Elders and Sisters, but also a beautiful country with such a rich past of missionary work. This is the Benbow Farm pond, where Wilford Woodruff baptized hundreds of early converts to the church.
We love the Mission Home...its very nice, very comfortable, and very English. The nicest thing about it is that it is right across the street from the mission offices. That saves President Ogden so much time, and it is very convenient for me as well. Our church building is right next to it, another bonus.
(Our living room, looking out the front window.)
We miss our family and dear friends, but feel so grateful for this opportunity and blessing. This past week, I've visited at least two of the towns where my ancestors lived in the 1800's... and beyond. What a thrill that was for me...like stepping back in time.