Sunday, May 29, 2011

Being Grandparents For a Few Days

While in the Gulfport area, our oldest son and his family came for a visit.  We had a great time getting re-acquainted and spending time with each other.

Visiting the Slidell Ward

We were greeted by our enthusiastic missionaries, Elders Bailey and Davis when we visited the Slidell Ward. We didn’t get a chance to get a photo of Sisters Hills and Findley who also serve in the Slidell Ward. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Leadership Training Completion


Lots of Role Playing at Leadership Training

Leadership Training Clinton

Time again for Leadership Training, these missionaries spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday learning and role playing the lessons on being effective teachers.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Welcome Sister Peets

We are privileged to have Sister Peets join us until the middle of August from the Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission.  She is amazing, and we are happy to have her, she will be a tremendous strength to Sisters LeBaron and  Pinto as she serves with them in Meridian.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flooding in Greenville

Their was some flooding near the river in Greenville.  This Casino was saved by the sandbag wall around it.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flooded Railroad Station in Vicksburg


Water Near the Top of Levee

Flooding River Near the Freeway

If you look closely you can see how the rising water almost reached the freeway.

The Flooding Mississippi

Our mission has the Mississippi river running all the way through it, so when it flooded we had some opportunities to get some photos as we crossed the river in Vicksburg and in Greenville.  It made quite a mess but didn’t have an effect on any of our missionaries. Just a few members found there homes ruined with the un-welcome rising water.  The Vicksburg ward has several members who work for the Army Corp of Engineers.  They are my heroes for planning and building the levees to hold so that many homes and farms were spared the raging river.
This is a photo of the Mississippi river as we are crossing it in Vicksburg, the bridge you see is the railroad bridge. Because half of our mission is on the West side of the river, we crossed it several times during the flooding.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tender Loving Care by H’burg Stake

We were treated to a delicious lunch during our Zone Conference in Hattiesburg for the Hattiesburg, Gulfport and Slidell Zones.  We really appreciate the Bogalusa and Wiggins Branch for the yummy taco salads

May 2011 Zone Conference Slidell


May 2011 Zone Conference Gulfport


May 2011 Zone Conference Hattiesburg


Monday, May 16, 2011

May 2011 Zone Conference Monroe


A Yummy Lunch by the S’port Relief Society

May 2011 Zone Conference Shreveport


Shreveport & Monroe Clean Car Inspection

The Missionaries work hard to clean their cars for Zone Conference. The winner gets extra miles and the coveted “Gold Plate”, a license plate holder that is installed on the cleanest car.  Elder & Sister Erickson sometimes have a difficult task choosing the winner.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Meeting our youngest Grandson

We love it when family visits us in Mississippi and this was no exception.  Brady and Katie introduced us to our newest grandson Brexon.  We had a wonderful time with them and hated to see them return to their home in Idaho

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sister Tucker Loves Mother’s Day

Tradition in our home on Mother's Day means the men take over the kitchen and prepare a luscious meal for the mom's. Katie and I enjoyed Brexon while the men put together a fabulous dinner.

Friday, May 6, 2011

May Zone Leader Council

Time again for Zone Leader Council, welcome new Zone Leaders Elders Davis, Mark, Norton, and Bailey

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sister Bishop’s Family In the Mission Home

Sister Bishop’s family travelled across the United States to greet her at the completion of her mission. They are so happy to be reunited with her again.


Dinner in the Mission Home


Departing Missionaries–Mission Home

We will really miss this great group of missionaries! They have given their best to the MJM and we are grateful for their service.DSC_0350

Welcome Elder Aguero


We are happy to have Elder Aguero in our mission, he will be trained by Elder Anderson.

Clinton Transfer Point

Elder & Sister Erickson drive the transfer van from one end of our mission to the other. At each stop the missionaries “Circle Up”, sing a hymn and say a prayer and then board the Van for a ride to their new destination.

Elder Knight Meets Elder Knight

Elder Knight who will return home tomorrow just happens to be wearing a very similar tie as Elder Knight who just arrived today. Any chance they could be related?


May Missionaries

New Missionaries Arrive

Normally our missionaries arrive on Monday, but due to mechanical problems with their airplane, our May Elders spent the night en route in Dallas and arrived in Jackson Tuesday Morning. Their was just enough time for some photos, breakfast and some orientation before they boarded the transfer van and made their way to their new areas.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Florence Ward Missionaries

We attended church in Florence and were greeted by Elders Loebs and Sommer. Elder & Sister Petersen were welcomed into the ward and will be a wonderful help with the missionary effort in this ward.

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