Our thoughts and prayers are with the people who have been affected by the severe tornado outbreaks in the South. Our missionaries in Philadelphia and Clinton continue to help with clean-up efforts in their cities
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
We are pleased to have Elder Christensen serve as an Assistant to President Tucker. He is a wonderful missionary and is loved and respected by all. We appreciate all that Elder Knowlton has done and wish him the best as he prepares to return home to his family.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
As you can tell by the weather reports, a terrible chain of tornadoes crossed through and destroyed much in our mission. Many lives were lost, and many people have lost all that they have. As with this sacred work, our Heavenly Father is in the details of our lives. He continues to watch over, and protect His missionaries.
I am happy to report that although our missionaries have been close to the tornados as they have touched down, none of our missionaries have been hurt, all are safe. We reviewed in February our safety guidelines, and Sister Tucker told them that they would witness Tornados, many have witnessed them closer than we may want, but all have been safe.
We encourage our missionaries to render service to those effected as soon as it is safe to do so.
We know that the Lord continues to direct this work, and watches over His missionaries.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
We drove through Mansfield on our way back to Shreveport. Historically, Mansfield is remembered as the scene of the Confederate victory over General Banks, April 8, 1854. By routing the Red River Campaign to a climax and saved Shreveport and Texas from invasion.
We attended Church in a small branch in Coushatta, Louisiana. We don’t have missionaries in this branch, it is in a small town. Most of the members of this branch are related to one another. The Primary Children sang for part of the Easter Program.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
We noticed this mobile home sporting a tree on it’s roof while traveling past Hattiesburg. The Bad News, during a recent severe storm, the one tree in the area fell right square on the mobile home. The Good News, somehow the mobile home was not crushed.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
This year the wives of the Mission Presidents were invited to the Mission President’s Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia. We decided to drive and to see some of the beautiful countryside along the way. Some of the highlights of our driving trip included the Birmingham and Atlanta Temples, the Mercedes Benz Plant, the NASCAR superspeedway Talladega and of course a Costco. We don’t have a Costco in our mission, just a Sam’s Club, it is one of our favorite places to shop. While at the Seminar we had a wonderful experience being taught by our Priesthood Leaders, Elder Gonzalez, Elder Malm, and Elder Gibbons. During the Seminar we all climbed on a bus to tour the newly renovated Atlanta Temple. Saturday we traveled home a different way and spent Saturday evening with family in Northern Mississippi. After attending church in Senatobia Mississippi Sunday morning, we made our way back home to Jackson