Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Carving Halloween Day

The Assistants suggested a pumpkin carving contest.  Since President & Sister Tucker love roasted pumpkin seeds, we encouraged the activity.  It was a beautiful day and any excuse to spend a little time in the Sun was well worth it. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Brandon Ward

We visited the Brandon Ward and were greeted by these awesome missionaries, including this returned missionary who now lives in the Brandon Ward but served a mission in the MJM a few years ago.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Good Time to Visit the South

Elder & Sister Staheli our Area Medical Advisor and wife spent the week with us as we toured the mission. They offered flu shots to the missionaries and visited with those who had medical concerns while President Tucker interviewed the missionaries.  Saturday we had some spare time so we took them to Mama Hamils, a yummy place to eat Southern Food.  Elder & Sister Tucker had some special guests as well, we all had a fun day together.


Vehicles . . . .

These are some specialty vehicles we have seen the past couple of weeks – I find it odd that the Chevy Blazer has “antique car” license plates

Monday, October 24, 2011

Headed for Brazil

After just a week in our mission, Elder McGrath is excited to travel to Manaus Brazil to begin service in his assigned mission.  We enjoyed our short time with him and know he will be a Wonderful Missionary.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Street Sign in Vicksburg

Missionaries always seem to find unique street signs to take pictures of and we are no exception.  On our way home from Vicksburg we found this sign and I had to get a picture of it. (Sister Tucker’s maiden name is Clayton)

Vicksburg Ward

We had a wonderful Sunday with the Vicksburg Ward.  After Sacrament Meeting, we attended the Spanish Sunday School Class with our missionaries.  After church we ate lunch with the Bishop’s family.   These boys got their favorite treat – Jello, for being good during church.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Homeward Bound

After serving their best, and with a strong desire to see their families, these faithful missionaries prepare to return home.  We always miss them, but know we will be eternally linked  for serving together in the Mississippi Jackson Mission.IMG_0173

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Some of the missionaries, including all of the new missionaries meet at the Jackson Stake Center, in Clinton.  Some climb on the transfer van while others drive to their new area with their companion.  Pictures are often taken of a missionaries family tree.  In this picture Sister LeBaron poses with Sister Hanley who she trained, Sister Harding who Sister Hanley trained and Sister Hawkes who Sister Harding will train (4 Generations).

Monday, October 17, 2011

Evening in the Mission Home

New Missionary Lunch and Orientation

The Airport Elevator and Gathering Luggage

Just as soon as all the missionaries gather their luggage, we head to the elevator for kind of a strange tradition. Today 13 missionaries climbed into the airport elevator for this photo.

October Arrivals

Fall is a great time to welcome new missionaries!  Today was no exception.  Arriving are: Sisters VanRoosendaal, Hawkes, Weir and Elders Kington, Whatcott, Earnshaw, McLean, Criswell,  Ensign, Whitlock, Guerra, McGrath, and Jones

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Collins Branch

Today we visited the Collins Branch, we were surprised to find Sister Shakespeare and Baggett who had decided to return to Collins to visit the members. The Relief Society was excited to greet them.  They both completed their missions over a year ago.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bike Accident

We are happy Elder Hatch had his helmet on when he flew over the front of his bike!  His injuries could have been even worse!  He had his accident on Thursday and started training a new missionary the following Tuesday, his new companion has  had some great opportunities to serve him while he recovers.
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Biloxi Ward

We had an awesome Sunday in the Gulfport Stake, first in the Biloxi Ward, then to Sacrament Meeting at Keesler Air Force Base and finally to a Youth Fireside for the Stake in Gulfport.  We were greeted by Elder and Sister Davis, Elders O’Sick, Nelson, Sommer and Smith.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Touring Beauvoir

October 2011 Seniors Conference

We had a wonderful time with our Senior Missionaries, learning, practicing and touring “Beauvoir” - The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library during our afternoon break.  We love each of these missionaries and appreciate all they do.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Welcome Sister Hansen

Sister Hansen joined our mission from the Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission.  she will serve with us until December and then return back to Salt Lake to complete her mission.