Sunday, April 20, 2014

Planning for MLC

These able Assistants came to the home to plan for MLC.
We have been blessed with excellent Assistants now
and always from the very first.
Things are in place for Monday, New Arrivals; Tuesday, Transfers; Wednesday, Departures
and beyond.


Spring on Our Pretty Street

Heading toward the mission home
the trees are so tall and beautiful that it feels like I'm in the mountains. 
I wanted you to see this pretty sight.

 The pictures above and below are both heading toward the mission home.
 The mission home is the two story with the white dormer you can see.
The picture above is what we see going away from the mission home.






The azaleas have been magnificent this year!
We also enjoy the different color birds.
This is our back yard.
Notice the storage shed?  It is neat and tidy inside and out because of the efforts of one of our senior missionaries.  Elder Lefgren with the help of Dayo, a wonderful friend, replaced some peeling siding and painted the whole building.  He completely emptied it and organized it on the inside.
The service he gave benefits us and will benefit future mission presidents who follow us.
 


Flooding

We've had a lot of rain this season.  We have been warned a couple of times about flooding because they need to drain the reservoir to accomodate more water.
We visited the Florence Ward last Sunday and a sweet sister told us to go home a different way to see the water coming right up to the road by Swinging Bridge.
We did.
Here are some of the sights we saw.
This is the Pearl River at Byram.






Elder Dr. Rose and Sister Rose

Our Area Medical Adviser and his wife will finish
their service in a few short months.
They have come to three of our Zone Conferences during the time of their service
and visited with any missionary with a health question or concern.
On their way to a Zone Conference in a different mission, they stopped in to tell us good-bye.
I have called Dr. Rose probably more than any other mission president's wife in all of his eighteen missions!  He has been kind and patient and helpful.
We are blessed to know the Roses and to have worked with them.
Thank you to them for their outstanding service and excellent help
in caring for these fabulous missionaries!
 


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Specialized Training

We completed Specialized Training this past week.
The pictures are random and I didn't capture everyone.
Specialized Training is for District Leaders and their companions
and new missionaries and their trainers.
We so enjoy seeing the missionaries! We love them all.
We are blessed to see them often.
 





 




 
 





 





 



 
 
 


General Conference, April 2014

 
 

 We made "Conference Cake" and had missionaries with us for all four sessions and missionaries and a friend accompanied President McDonough to the Raytown Branch for General Priesthood Meeting.
Oh, how we love these and all our missionaries!
We were all very grateful for a wonderful, uplifting, spiritually power-packed General Conference.

April 2014 MLC


 Again it was time for the Mission Leadership to gather, to counsel, to learn, to testify, to be strengthened and to strengthen each other.
And then they return and strengthen those they lead.
These are outstanding and wise young leaders.
They are obedient, diligent, faithful, and trustworthy.
They are most of the attributes listed in D&C 4. 
We are blessed by their goodness.