Sunday, October 31, 2010

Florence Ward

We attended and spoke in the Florence Ward today. Elders Harrison and Lopez are working hard and getting encouragement from Brother Shipley.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Seniors Conference October 28th and 29th

We had a wonderful Seniors Conference which included training by President Tucker, a tour of the Gulf Coast and an endowment and sealing session in the Baton Rouge Temple. Our missionaries are: Elders and Sisters Earnhart, Davis, Rogers, Matson, Erickson, Gill, and Sisters Dustin and Goodin

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Anthony Heber Visits the Mission Home

We had a fun visit from former "Elder Heber" and his very close friend Ashley. They will return back to Utah in the morning after a few days of visiting in the mission.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Welcome Elders Reid and Wagner

After President Tucker interviewed the missionaries from the Jackson and Clinton Zones, we went to the airport to get Elders Wagner and Reid. We are happy to have them in our mission for a few months while they wait for Visas to travel to Brazil.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Interview week with Elder and Sister Hoffman

We spent the week with Elder(Doctor) and Sister Hoffman as they toured the mission with us. We spent a day in Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Clinton, Monroe, and finally Shreveport. Dr. Hoffman visited with the missionaries about stress management and then gave them an opportunity to meet with him on an individual basis. Each missionary was given a Book of Mormon and President Tucker challenged them to read and mark all references to the Savior, the Spirit, Christlike attributes, and the Doctrine and Principles.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Bogalusa Branch

We attended the Bogalusa Branch on Sunday and were greeted by Elders Pitt and Vodden

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Photos From Our Day trip to New Orleans


We found the “French Quarter” while we were in New Orleans, and drove down “Sir Philip”. It was interesting to see the devastation that still remains in some parts of town from hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans Sights

Some of the things we saw in New Orleans included the Super Dome, an above ground cemetery next to an apartment complex and the French Quarter

Elder Somppi Returns Home


We will sure miss Elder Somppi who had a bicycle accident and shattered his leg a couple of weeks ago. His mother came to help him after he was released from the hospital. They have been staying with Brother and Sister Atteberry, we sure appreciate their willingness to help. Today they returned to California so Elder Somppi’s leg can continue to heal at his home. We got permission to leave the mission to transport them to the New Orleans airport, the closest airport with a full size airplane.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Leadership Training Hattiesburg


We spent the week with over 30 of our missionaries in Leadership Training. In the evening they stayed with families in the Hattiesburg Zone and worked in the areas where they were staying.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Role Playing During Leadership Training

View Role Plays Hattiesburg During Leadership Training the missionaries role play the different principles they have talked about.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Welcome Elder Hinckley


After taking Elder Halgren to the airport, we greeted Elder Hinckley, he spent an extra week in the MTC and is excited to be here and looks forward to seeing the missionaries who he spent his MTC time with. We took him to the Mission Office where he met his trainer Elder Willis. We will be holding a Leadership Training Meeting in Hattiesburg, his first days in Mississippi will be at the training.


Elder Halgren leaves for Brazil


Elders Willis and Halgren visit at the mission home before heading to the airport. Elder Halgren has been serving in Greenville, his first companion was Elder Shoell and now is serving with Elder Willis.


Saturday, October 9, 2010


I've noticed several different butterflies flitting around the yard and thought I would try to take a photo or two, I realized that it is not that easy and finally settled for these photos of a bright yellow one who actually stopped long enough for me to take his picture.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Elder Knight

The Server at a local mexican restaurant decided to help Elder Knight with his dessert.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Elder Ubers’ Parents come to the Mission Home



Some Final Moments . . .

Their Time is Far Spent . . .

Our last moments together. Their will be eight happy families today as these wonderful missionaries reach their destinations.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Last Night in the Mission Home


With two years of experience for Elders Roberts, Schlink, Powell, Leonard, Traher, Uber, and Woodward, and 18 months for Sister Flick, these missionaries enjoy visiting before sleeping for the last time in the Mission Home.

Familiar Faces Help with Dinner

Elder Powell visits with Sister Kassel and her daughter Katie along with Keri another member from Madison. We really appreciate all their help serving us dinner.

Monday, October 4, 2010

First Day in Mississippi

We start out the orientation with a yummy lunch, everyone gets an opportunity to go out and share the gospel in Brandon and then we finish up the evening at the Mission Home


Welcome October Arrivals


A Beautiful October Day was made even better with the arrival of twelve new missionaries. We are delighted to have Sisters Hanley and Hills, along with Elders Judkins, McGary, Clark, Sather, Nebeker, Nelson, McMullin, Wadsworth, Jackson and Hardin

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Zone Leader Council


Time again for our monthly Zone Leader Council, since transfers are in a few days, President Tucker invited our newest Zone Leaders, Elders Thurgood, Shoell, and Renshaw. The meeting focused on the Zone Leaders being accountable for their zones.


They always enjoy posing for the camera