Wednesday, May 29, 2013

District Meetings

This Week.  Combined Districts.
You would have loved the lesson!
One of our sisters accidentally sprained and broke her foot.
She's handling it well.

Last Week.
Equally outstanding lesson.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Welcome Guests

We really enjoy having missionaries drop by the mission home.
They tell us of the adventures in finding and teaching they've had.
You'd be so proud!

The elders brought a departing missionary to the mission home.
It's always fun and exciting to have missionaries come.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Returning With Honor

Again outstanding, seasoned missionaries are ready to head for home.  They have become great in their missionary skills and mighty in spirit.  They have taught and blessed many people and witnessed powerful changes in many lives including their own.  They have become amazing in every way.
We are blessed beyond belief for the privilege of knowing them.  How we love them!
The world will be a better place because they are in it.

We've had four assistants for the last little while.  We couldn't have managed without all four.  Now two are ready to leave.  They've worked hard and that doesn't begin to describe all that they've accomplished.  This place has been a better place because they were here.
This exceptional elder will come back to the MJM soon. 

Mission Leaders

On the night of arrivals and after having met each new missionary, the Mission Leaders work hard to create the new companionships.  After prayer, discussion, letting it rest, more prayer, and
complete agreement among the Mission Leaders and President McDonough,
each new missionary is carefully placed with a trainer.

This all happens after the new missionaries have gone upstairs to bed
and to the Bishop's house to sleep.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Count Our Many Blessings!

 If you counted twenty-six, you're right.
Baggage Claim was mostly missionaries.  Awesome sight!
 Where is Sister Miles?  Oh, how we miss you!
Those two empty seats needed to be filled!

The beginning of a wonderful eighteen months or two years.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 2013 Interviews

Our time spent with these incredible missionaries was delightful! 
How blessed we are to serve with them.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Interviews! May 2013

You are about to see some of the best, cutest, handsomest,
most beautiful and talented missionaries
on the planet! 
We look forward to our visits with the missionaries.
We love these missionaries!!!

Missionaries enjoy each other's company.
One of our senior missionaries with the assistants and the president.
I have said, and I really mean it, we couldn't do this without them!
They love the missionaries.  The missionaries love them.

 You may know that missionary work can be stressful, tiring, and fun!


While the missionaries wait for their interview with the president,
the Assistants and the Zone Leaders teach and train.

Then the missionaries practice, practice, practice.



Here is a hard-working crew.

When I walked into the building, I heard beautiful singing.
Missionaries enjoy music and sound so good!
The Birthday girl with her companion.
We spent Mother's Day with the Jackson Branch.
We stayed for a delicious Linger Longer.
We are so blessed by all the members in our mission!
They are exceptionally good to the missionaries...and to us.

On with Interviews! 
Some of our more experienced missionaries:
Nothing rattles them.
Some of our newest missionaires:
They just found out their new assignments
starting next week at transfers.
We were transportation for some sisters after DDM.  Yay! 
We went to lunch with the district before bringing them to Jackson.
More interviews to come:  One last Zone.