Broadleaf mistletoe (Phoradendron macrophyllum) is an evergreen parasitic plant that grows on deciduous trees in winter when leaves are off the trees, we have been told that several years ago local people would use a 22 riffle to shoot a mistletoe clump out of the tree to hang in the doorway for those magical kisses. It is everywhere and I couldn’t resist taking a picture on our way back to Jackson.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
We traveled to Waveland for Church on Sunday. Along the way we passed a marker that shows the water line after the hurricane Katrina hit this area back in 2005. Many people in this ward lost their homes as a result of the storm. The meetinghouse had over two feet of water inside the building and up to four feet of water in the parking lot. We had a wonderful day and were greeted by our missionaries Elders Manning and Neunswander. After church we joined the Bishop and his lovely family for lunch at his home.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
We met Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Leadership Training in Brandon. We spend the day learning how to be more effective teachers and then go and practice what we learned in evening. The Spirit is a great teacher for those who come prepared to learn.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
On Sunday we drove two hours to attend the Greenville Ward. We were greeted by Elders Willis and Hinckley. The Monroe Stake Presidency was also in attendance for Ward Conference. Our testimonies were strengthened by the messages of the Stake Presidency.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
During our week of meeting with the missionaries, President Tucker shared with them our Goal for the year and encouraged them to sign a Banner created by the Assistants as a reminder of their commitment.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Each of the Stakes in our mission participated in a Broadcast Stake Conference, featuring President Monson, Elder Perry, Bishop McMullin and Sister Dalton. We were invited to participate in the Priesthood Leadership Meeting on Saturday so we spent the weekend in Shreveport. On Sunday we were able to teach with Sister Allen and Hanley after the meeting.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Welcome Elder Hoffman and Elder Belden our newest Zone Leaders. We had a Great day together reviewing planning and goal setting, and establishing some new goals for the upcoming year. We also talked about sharing the website mormon.org and helping ward members create profiles.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
We are grateful for the wonderful service of Elders Jensen, Barnum and Ryan who will soon return to their homes and families. They each have contributed their own talents and gifts to strengthen the church in the MJM