Saturday, October 31, 2009


It's so nice to live in a place that actually has seasons. (Well, I'm not sure they have summer...but I don't mind sacrificing that particular season!) We've really been enjoying the changing colors and cool, clear days.

We spent the last week in Zone Conferences. After we went to Cardiff to meet with the Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, and Cheltenham Zones, we drove way out to the coast to spend a night in Aberwythswyth. We were speaking to the M.T. Stake Youth Conference. I'd never been to that part of Wales before...its very beautiful.

At Zone Conferences, the Assistants did a great object lesson for the missionaries.

President Ogden may have the keys to the mission...he may steer it...

..but the missionaries determine how "fast" it will go...

We need everyone!

Aberwythswyth, Wales

Two weeks ago, our Wylde Green Ward had a Talent Show as a ward/missionary activity. The Missionaries in the Lichfield Zone provided about half of the musical numbers. We have so many talented missionaries in this mission. It was so much fun to see them perform the beautiful hymns of our church.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


The TRANSFER of the KEYS...

(Elder Brower to Elder McOmber)
The TRANSFER-ing OUT of our six departing missionaries...
(Pres. and Sis. Ogden, Elders Forbes, Davis, Brower, Rose, and Walker...and Sis. Bannister)

The TRANSFER-ing IN of our seven new missionaries...

Pres. Ogden, Elder Duke (Arkansas), Elder Cyron (Germany), Elder Magpanty (Phillipines and Germany), Sister Bioleome (Africa and Germany), Elder Andersson (Finland), Elder Wang (China), Elder Leung (China), and Sister Ogden.

We always say goodbye to our departing missionaries with a little bit of sadness (well, maybe more than a little bit). We're so proud of them...and happy for their families to have them back...but we will miss them. They're a great group. They've accomplished so much, and have been worthy examples to the younger missionaries.

We're excited to welcome our new missionaries. They're enthusiastic and excited, and all are off to a good start. As you can see, we have a very International group this time!!! Its wonderful!

I have to show off my "girls"...all fifteen of them in the same place.

Sister missionaries from Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Holland, Italy, Scotland, Australia, Austria, Africa, Germany, and the Ukraine.

They are AMAZING women!!!