Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Its hard to believe that these missionaries have finished their missions and are headed home. I feel like they just got here. An unusual transfer, with more Sisters leaving than Elders. Elder Benthin (Denmark), Elder O'Brien (England), Elder Cadwallader (California), Sister Clark (California), Sister Pope (Utah), Sister Babbage (Zimbabwe and England), Sister McKelvie (England). A very powerful group...we'll miss them!
We welcomed our new missionaries on the 'Rameumptom'....
including two new couples...the Lathams (Utah), and the Fannings (Idaho).
Sister Louis from India (right) with her trainer, Sister Whitaker (Nevada)...
Elder Pauley (Germany) with his trainer, Elder Grappi (Switzerland)...
Sister Carson (Utah) on the right, with her trainer, Sister Stucki (California)...
Elder Von Brughan (South Africa) with his "International tripanionship"...Elder Hudec (Czech Republic) and Elder Anim (France). I think they speak about 7 languages between the 3 of them.
A group of missionaries who came in together a few transfers ago...Elder Barton, Elder Edwards, Elder Brewer, Elder Rainey, and Elder Harper.
Me with my girls who are headed home....all amazing women!
Elder MacArthur (Houston)...called as a Chinese speaking missionary.
Elder Pauley (Germany)...we've sent home all of our German missionaries except one, so we were glad to have Elder Pauley come to us.
Sister Louis...our first missionary from India.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
These are pictures I took in Copenhagen. The one above was taken from a boat while we were on a cruise around the harbor. The one below was taken from the window of a restaurant we ate in one night.
Elder Griffith from Utah, and Elder Hudec from the Czech Republic arrived from the Provo MTC just in time for Elder Bednar's visit to Birmingham. Elder Hudec was in Provo learning English, and Elder Griffith was learning Chinese....we have a new Chinese speaker in our Mission! We're so excited, especially since Elders Guo, Leung, Wang, and Luu have left!
We were fortunate to receive a new couple to serve as missionaries in the EBM...the Pinkerton's from Oregon. They are serving in Stroud. We know they'll be a great blessing to our mission!
Elder Morgan from Utah also came to us in August as a Chinese speaker. He was trained by Elder Luu.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Our wonderful missionaries who went home this month: Left to right (after Pres. Ogden): Elder Schmidt (Germany), Elder Pedersen (St.George, Utah), Elder Stein (Germany), Elder Wangsgard (Ogden, Utah), Elder Anderson (Grace, Idaho), Elder Breuer (Germany), Elder Mower (West Jordan, Utah), Elder Brokatzky ( Germany), Elder Marks (Texas), Elder Shrubb (England), Sis. Nadsady (Scotland).
Gathering in the office their last day here. AP Magpantay, Sister Nadsady, Elder Breuer.
At the Mission Home for the departing testimony fireside...
A dozen out...a dozen in...."Greenie Power"
Elder Lee (Singapore), Elder Harper (West Jordan, UT.), Elder Barton (Modesto, CA.), Elder Choi (S.L.C. and Korea), Elder Bell (Holladay, Utah), Elder Greene (Orlando, FL.), Elder Edwards (West Jordan, UT.), Elder Rainey (Knoxville, TN.), Elder Frary (Virginia and Germany), Elder Brewer (Springville, UT.), Elder Muir (Pleasant Grove, UT.), Sister Brooks (Lancashire, England)
On the Rameumptom...
Another FAMILY PORTRAIT...
Elder Cadwallader (2nd from right) trained Elder Jaquish (far right) and Elder Siegel (tall guy).
Elder Siegel is now training Elder Harper, so Elder Harper is Elder Cadwallader's grandson, and Elder Jaquish's nephew....get it????
I took this shot of Elder Howe and Elder Beus...Elder Howe asked me to put it on the blog, and since he's my 'home boy', how could I say no??!!!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
FINALLY...the long awaited time for our Church History Zone Conferences arrived...
The missionaries of the Cardiff/Merthyr Zone, Cheltenham Zone, and Lichfield Zone...
The Missionaries of the Nottingham/Leicester Zone, and the Birmingham/Coventry Zone...
The wonderful, dedicated and beautiful Sister missionaries of the EBM...
(I don't know if Elders Setu and Tonga are trying to get in the picture...or out!)
And our Senior couples...such a vital and important part of our mission!
The Skiles and the Henry's
Our four tallest missionaries...I think they are all above 6'7"...
(We had to put Elder Guo in the picture to give it some perspective.)
Besides Gadfield Elm, we climbed the mountain at British Camp...the Elders made sure Sister Mee didn't get to hang out at the bottom!