Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy Group of Departing Missionaries

We are losing three more wonderful missionaries, Elders Willis, Hall and Housley. Elder Toone will continue as our Assistant until the end of August

Monday, July 26, 2010

Well Done Faithful Sisters

We love and appreciate the wonderful missionary service and sacrifice of Sisters Shakespeare and Baggett. Sister Shakespeare will return back to her home in Nevada and Sister Baggett will have a little more room in her home in Monroe, Louisiana.

Sister Shakespeare Is Reunited with her daughter

Monday, July 19, 2010

Leadership Training - Learning to be Effective Teachers

We have changed our meeting schedule. Zone Conference was held
every six weeks, now we will hold it every twelve weeks. Interviews with each missionary were held every six weeks, now they will be every twelve weeks. Every other month we will hold a Leadership Training Meeting. We just finished our first series of Leadership Training meetings. We trained our Zone Leaders, District Leaders, and Trainers, which is about half of our mission. There are eight lessons, so we covered two lessons each day, and then went out in the evening and practiced what was learned that day. Sister Tucker made sure our missionaries had a yummy lunch each day. The members in the Gulfport Stake and Shreveport Stake spoiled our Missionaries with dinner each night. It was a fun and wonderful time, we understand better the role of the Holy Ghost in teaching. The spirit was strong during our meetings.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

West Monroe Ward

We spoke in the West Monroe Ward today. After the meetings, Bishop Dickson had a working correlation meeting with the missionaries. President Tucker shared his vision for their ward and how they can improve their missionary efforts.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Handsome group of Missionaries

Assistants Elders Tibbs and Toone with Elders Egbert, Izatt and Tims who are returning home after Two Great Years

Departing Elders at the Mission Home

Departure Dinner – July 13th

Monday, July 12, 2010

Welcome Elders Leavitt and Bennett!

Elder Leavitt and Bennett are joining us for a short time while they wait for their travel papers to Argentina. They will be serving in Vicksburg.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11th Kosciusko Branch


We visited and spoke in the Kosciusko Branch. Elder Hintze is the pianist for Sacrament Meeting. President and Sister Akers had a lunch after the meetings to say goodbye to Elder Tims who is returning home on Wednesday. Elder Tim’s Brothers and Sister-in-law visited from Baton Rouge.Kosciusko1

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Country Roads near Laurel, Mississippi

We saw a sign for the town of Hot Coffee and had to check it out, this is the town and McDonalds store - not to be confused with the golden arches

The Laurel Branch

Each week we try to attend a different ward or branch, this week we decided to meet the wonderful members of the Laurel Branch. We were greeted by Elders Joel Johnson and Traher, as well as the many faithful saints.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

President Tucker's Favorite Sister Visits the Mission Home

We had a wonderful day with Jeri, Bruce, Becky, Lauren, Shelby and her friend Chris. Thanks Becky for sharing your parents with us!