Monday, March 28, 2011

History of the Sand Hill Branch

The first branch in this area was actually in a place called Red Hill. There was a small branch building with a cemetery next to it. Many of the Saints lived in the nearby town of Piave. President Strickland whose grandfather is buried in this cemetery gave us a tour of the area.

Sand Hill Branch

Sunday we attended church in the Sand Hill Branch, a small branch located just over two hours from the mission home in Jackson. there is a small cemetery next to the church. We had a wonderful time and learned that most everyone attending the branch is related. Most of the people who attend the branch live either in Richton or in Stateline. Both of those towns have populations of less than 1000 people, and are 10-15 miles from Sand Hill.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Baptisms in Greenwood

Congratulations to this Family, newest members of the church in Greenwood Mississippi. Elders McMullin and Dietz are delighted by their decision to be baptized.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Missionaries Ready To Return Home

Elders LeCates, McMurdie, and Pitt are ready to greet their families after serving for the past two years.

Monday, March 21, 2011

An Evening in the Mission Home

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Welcome Elders Englert, Parker and Adams. We are excited to have you in our mission. Elder Parker will be speaking Spanish in Hattiesburg, MS; Elder Adams will be serving in El Dorado, AR; and Elder Englert will be serving in Greenville, MS.

New Missionaries

Happy Birthday Sister Scott

Sister Scott’s first arrival lunch was filled with Birthday Wishes!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

President & Sister Hirschi-1st President of the MJM

Today we attended and spoke at the Madison Ward. Before Sacrament meeting we were able to visit with the First Mission President of the Mississippi Jackson Mission. President and Sister Hirschi served from 1979 - 1982. They were visiting the area with some of their family.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Monroe Ward Baptisms

We were able to travel to Monroe, Louisiana for the baptism of this family. Elders Hoffman and Noble are pleased with their decision.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hattiesburg Ward

We attended and were greeted by 4 wonderful Elders in the Hattiesburg ward, Elders Smith and Shumway are perfecting teaching in Spanish while Elders Wadsworth and Killian teach in English.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March Leadership Training

We held a multi-day Leadership Training meeting to help our missionaries learn to be more effective teachers. We have had several of these training meetings and now have been able to meet with most of our missionaries. This training was held in Hattiesburg. We spent the day learning and role playing and in the evening visited with families and shared with them the things that were learned that day. We always love meeting with our missionaries and feeling of their spirit and energy.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jackson Branch For Meetings

It was good to see Elders Hatch and Snider along with Elder and Sister Scott at the Jackson Branch.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Baptism in Clinton

The Sisters have been busy in Clinton, we are so happy for John and his decision to be baptized

Friday, March 4, 2011

Zone Leader Council March

We had another great council with our Zone Leaders, we learned how our quest for obedience will give us power on high through the Holy Ghost, that we will be aided in our missionary work from both sides of the veil, and that we need to work to unify our mission, and all reach our goals together.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Welcome Elder & Sister Scott

Elder and Sister Rogers have worked so hard and we will miss them greatly. We welcome and are grateful for the willingness of Elder and Sister Scott. They will be a wonderful addition to the MJM