Sunday, August 23, 2009


Our interview days are long and tiring, but its the time when we get to know our missionaries on a more personal level. We typically get to two Zones each from 9 til 1, and one from 2 til 6...if all goes well! President Ogden gives a spiritual thought, then he starts individual interviews. While he's interviewing, I do some kind of teaching, then the AP's do training. When they're done, we have a snack and visit a little, then the missionaries who have had their interviews start leaving. When the last interview is done, we zip to the next Zone...hoping to have time for lunch along the way!

This time, I took a picture of each Zone. Sadly, I forgot at Nottingham...but Sister Kawakami and Sister Styles told me they'd get me a picture of their zone.

They are, from top to bottom...

Lichfield Zone, Birmingham Zone, Leicester Zone, Coventry Zone, Cardiff Zone, Merthyr Tydfil Zone, and Cheltenham Zone.

Aren't they wonderful looking missionaries!?! They come from Italy, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Africa, the Netherlands, Russia, Austria, Australia, Scotland, England, Canada, and the United States. What a privilege it is to work with them!

A little bonus of serving in this part of the world....We stopped for a little picnic dinner in Ross-on-Wye, sitting on the grassy banks of the Wye River...not bad!


Larsen said...

Thanks for taking the time to post all the great info on your blog - it is so appreciated by missionary moms. I love learning what transfer, interview, and zone conference days are like. I really love seeing all your missionaries - especially one. :) When I see the photos of your family, I am reminded how grateful we are to you and President Ogden for your sacrifice. Thank you for loving your missionaries - they feel it and so do we. And thank you for feeding them!! Wow - what a job!
Becky Larsen

Megan said...

it's so fun to see all the missionaries! they do look like a great group!! those last two pictures are gorgeous! i can't wait to be a part of that!

Kathleen said...

Wow! Thanks for your blog! I love seeing all the missionaries - what a wonderful group :) There is a special place in our hearts for missionaries (and mission Presidents). While everyone here misses you - we know that your service will bring rich rewards to both you, and those whom you serve. Love you xoxoxoxoxo Kathy and Carlos

brianne said...

I love those last two pictures! What a wonderful place. I can't wait to see it for myself.