Saturday, January 18, 2014

Specialized Training - Last Day

Specialized Training is so nice.  The days are a little shorter than interviews.  We love interviews too and look forward to starting them again in a couple of weeks.  I missed one whole district's pictures last interviews and several of those missionaries were at specialized training today.  Here they are with a few other missionaries who attended too.
Love these and all the missionaries!
You can just see how their love for the Savior and His Gospel radiates from their faces.
 Aren't they gorgeous?!?!  And handsome!
We are so blessed.

Catfish King

We finished up Specialized Training except for Jackson Zone.  Heading toward home we stopped at this great place to eat that our first two assistants introduced to us.  It was fun then and is fun now, filled with happy memories and great food.  We had catfish, shrimp, Texas toast, rice, red beans, hushpuppies, baked potato, salad bar, and for dessert, blackberry cobbler.  For anyone who has served in this mission, those will be familiar foods.  Yum!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Wonderful Birthday - Thank YOU!

WOW!  I had a spectacular birthday!
Thank you for all the texts, stickers, poems, songs, cards, and goodies. 
 Thank you for all the happy birthday wishes, handshakes, and hugs!

THIS is a priceless treasure! We will always cherish it. Thank you.
Following is a random sampling of the love and kindness that fills this book.


I can't even begin to express my gratitude
for your kindness, your generous compliments, your testimonies, your sweet words. 
I am humbled.  You are right about President McDonough.  He is right about you.
YOU are amazing missionaries!  We love you.  Thank you.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Interviews -- We're About Half-way

January 2014 MLC

We took two days from interviews and held MLC.
These are incredible leaders.
They are lifting the mission to a higher level.
We are so proud of them!

More Interviews

We brought in the New Year with these great missionaries .... at about 10:00 P.M.
Happy 2014! 
We have great hopes and dreams and plans for 2014!