Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Clinton Zone

Vicksburg Ward provides lunch in Clinton ZC

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Jackson Zone

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monroe Zone

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Elders Willis and Hinckley are part of the Monroe Zone but attend zone conference in Clinton because it is closer to Greenville where they live

Shreveport Zone

Shreveport/Monroe Zone Conference

The Shreveport Stake Lunch committee always provides us with such love and delicious food

Getting those Cars ready for Zone Conference

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Beautiful November Sunset

I was fascinated with the sky Sunday evening as we traveled to Shreveport to prepare for Zone Conference Monday

We spoke in the Petal Ward

Sunday we attended and spoke in the Petal Ward. We were greeted by Elders Jeppsen and Manitoken, the bishop had them bear their testimonies during sacrament meeting. After Church we were greeted by Elders Killian and Tyler who meet in the same building.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010 in the Mission Home

We had a nice relaxing day at the Mission Home for Thanksgiving. Elder & Sister Rogers, Elder & Sister Erickson and the Assistants Elders Knight and Knowlton joined us for dinner this year. We love and miss our family at home, but would never pass up an opportunity to express our love and gratitude for these wonderful missionaries who do all the behind the scenes work for the Jackson Mississippi Mission.

Annual Turkey Bowl in Madison

Every year the Madison Ward hosts a “Turkey Bowl”, the morning of Thanksgiving Day. I am always grateful when the game ends and we don’t have any elders with injuries. Smile

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Visit from Rowdy and his mother

We had a good time getting to know Sister Adams and remembering good times with “Elder” Rowdy Adams. We neglected to get out our camera so these photos are from Rowdy. Rowdy at the mission office with Elder and Sister Rogers, and Rowdy with his mom at the Sand Hill Branch building, located East of Petal, Mississippi.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Madison Ward

We returned from Orlando late Saturday night and so we decided to  attend the Madison Ward, our home ward.  We were greeted by our Assistants Elders Knight and  Knowlton, along with the wonderful members, including Brother Steadman a handsome YM.

NASE Mission President Training

We had the Wonderful Opportunity to attend the Mission Presidents training Seminar for the Mission Presidents and wives in the North America South East Area in Orlando, Florida. We met together all day Friday and Saturday and were taught by Elder Rasband, Elder Gonzalez, Bro. Allen of the Missionary Department, and Elder Gibbons. It is amazing the friendship we have developed with the other Mission Presidents,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Completion of An Honorable Mission

We will miss Sister Winters and Elders Hatcher and Larsen, they have worked hard and been great missionaries in the MJM

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Spending the Night at the Mission Home

After a day of work our newest missionaries settle into the Mission Home and pose for some photos, after a good nights sleep they enjoy breakfast before going to Clinton to meet the transfer van

Monday, November 15, 2010

Welcome November Missionaries

Today we welcomed Elders Petersen, Shumway, Sharp, and Schnurr to Mississippi. After lunch and orientation they spent the day doing missionary work. Elder Shumway was able to teach a Spanish speaking investigator with Elder Smith

Elder Knowlton Called as an Assistant to the President

Elder Tibbs was released as an assistant to open an area in Columbia, MS and train Elder Wagner. President Tucker called Elder Knowlton to serve with Elder Knight as Assistant East on October 22nd. We are grateful for his diligent service and leadership in our mission.

Some of the Best Missionaries in the Mission

Brownlee Ward Missionaries Work Together

Elders Lawrence and Garrett, and Sisters Hanley and LeBaron with the Norwood family. They worked together to help the Norwood family learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Picayune Ward

On Sunday we attended meetings and spoke at a youth fireside in the Picayune Ward. We were happy to see Elders Woolf and McMurdie along with the wonderful members of the Picayune Ward.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Astins’ Visit

President Tucker enjoys occasionally playing some golf, we appreciate Marc and Cathy visiting us from Idaho so we could enjoy a beautiful golf course near Poverty Point in Louisiana

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Slidell Ward

Sunday we attended Meetings in the Slidell Ward. Our missionaries are happy and very busy teaching individuals interested in learning more about the gospel in this area.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ocean Springs Ward Has New Members

Saturday we were able to attend the baptismal service for Jason and Stephanie. Elders Bowen and Reed, and Bishop Morgan have been encouraging them the past several months.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Zone Leader Council November 5th

This months Council focused on the importance of planning and setting goals, our Zone Leaders are Elder LeCates, Renshaw, Thurgood, Enos, Piggott, Christensen, Norton, McBride, Ryan, Belt, and Shoell.

Yummy Object Lesson

For Zone Leader Council this month Elder Knight and Elder Knowlton who are the Assistants to the President, used a chocolate fountain to show how teaching with the Holy Ghost flows from the President to the Assistants, to the Zone Leaders, to the District Leaders, to the missionaries who are then able to coat the investigators (the fruit) by teaching with the power of the Holy Ghost in preparation for baptism. I never realized how much a chocolate fountain resembles roasting marshmellows over a campfire, and our Zone Leaders loved it.