Sunday, August 29, 2010

Red Star Ward


We attended and spoke in the Red Star Ward, we enjoyed seeing Elder Spangler on his first Sunday in the Mission Field. Elder Manning is taking good care of him. After the meetings the ward had a Linger Longer. Bishop Smith is the 4th Great Grandson of the earliest convert in this area.

Strange Sight Near Freeway in Hazlehurst

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August Departures

DSCN2578 Elder Davies, Sister Wilcox and Elder Toone, we will miss you and hope you the best as you return home.

Mission Completed

Elder Tonumaipea and Elder Schell have completed their missions and returned home to their families. Elder Schell flew home from Gulfport earlier this month due to a family emergency. Elder Tonumaipea will return home on Tuesday rather than Wednesday due to flight scheduling for Samoa

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Night in the Mission Home

Welcome lunch and Orientation for August Missionaries

Our New Missionaries on the Elevator

New August Missionaries Arrive

We received nine wonderful missionaries on the 23rd of August.
It is a beautiful sunny August day.
We look forward to working with these fine missionaries

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Brookhaven Branch

We attended and spoke in the Brookhaven Branch on the 22nd of August, it was good to see and visit with Elders Mark and Manning along with the dedicated members of the branch.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Former Missionary Visits - With his New Companion

We had a wonderful time catching up on the happenings of the MJM with (Elder) Joe Lyman and his wife Rachel. They were traveling back to Arizona from Virginia where they have been working this Summer.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Mission President's Vehicle

The first photo is of our car taken last year on August 19th, it was brand new, the second is a picture taken this year on August 19th, of our speedometer. We were on the way home to Jackson from a day trip to Shreveport when it flipped over to 40,000 miles. Have I ever mentioned that we spend a lot of time on the road!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

We Have a New Assistant

Elder Toone will soon return home, so Elder Knight has been called to serve with Elder Tibbs as the Assistants to the President

Monday, August 16, 2010

Arrival of Belgium Bound Elders

Monday the 16th of August, we welcomed Elders McCarlie, Schwartz, and Mickelsen to our mission. They will be in the MJM until they get approved to travel to Belgium. Shortly before returning home, Elder Toone was able to spend a little time with his cousin, Elder Mickelsen

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pretty Flowers, In Spite of the Heat

I am always amazed at the variety of beautiful flowers, even when it is over 100 degrees

Did I Mention That It Was Hot In Shreveport?

During the week of Leadership Training, by lunch time it was already 100 degrees, by the time the meeting ended our car (which was in the sun) said that it was 115 degrees. The local bank said it was 105 degrees. That's pretty hot in the humid South.

Leadership Training West – Shreveport, LA


We met with the leaders from the Clinton, Monroe, and Shreveport zones for our second leadership training meeting. We spent Tuesday through Friday together, learning in the day, and practicing in the evening.

Fun Times During Leadership Training

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jonesboro-Hodge Branch

On August 8th we attended and spoke in the Jonesboro-Hodge Branch. Elders Powell and Eldredge have been working hard and had some investigators in church.

Jonesboro-Hodge Linger Longer Lunch

Friday, August 6, 2010

Zone Leader Council August 6th

Time for another Zone Leader Council, we are always grateful to be able spend time with our Zone Leaders and review the progress of each Zone, spend time counciling about the concerns in our mission and be spiritually fed by President Tucker and the Assistants.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Elder & Sister Swinson

DSCN2477 Elder and Sister Swinson have been serving in Biloxi, Mississippi, as Military Relations Missionaries. We were able to meet them for dinner and share some of the wonderful experiences they have had while serving on their mission. We appreciate all that they have done for the military personnel they have fellowshipped and cared for. They will return to their family and grandchildren on the 10th of August.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Winnsboro Branch

DSCN2474 We shared our testimonies and taught Gospel Principles while visiting the Winnsboro Branch on August 1st.