Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Elder Mark greets his Father

Elder Mark was greeted by his father at the Mission Home this morning, they will have an opportunity to tour the mission and visit with all the wonderful members who live here.

Another wonderful group heads for home

We will miss these dedicated missionaries, but know they will be welcomed by loved ones at home.   

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Clinton Transfer Point November

A beautiful Fall day greeted our missionaries as they gathered for transfers

An Evening in the Mission Home

Finally after a long day of travel, and missionary work our newest missionaries gathered at the mission home for some well deserved rest.  The next morning we gathered for some photos before heading to the transfer point.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Airport Elevator

Once again our missionaries all climbed into the elevator for the traditional elevator photo – It was a little difficult getting everyone to fit, but they did it.

Waiting for luggage at the Airport

November Arrivals

We welcomed seventeen new missionaries to the MJM today, what an awesome sight, we are so blessed to have these wonderful Sisters and Elders serve here. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Attending the Jackson Branch

We attended the Jackson Branch Sunday and were greeted by Elders Dean and Hosea along with some recent converts.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving in the Mission Home

We had a wonderfully relaxing day on Thanksgiving.  We spent the morning watching some of our missionaries participate in a traditional Turkey Bowl football game.  We had the traditional dinner and put together a yummy sampler of each of the different types of our favorite treat, M&M’s.  We are truly Thankful for so many things, one of which is the wonderful opportunity we have to be in this beautiful part of the World helping to gather the elect.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Welcome Elder & Sister Oviatt

Elder & Sister Oviatt have traveled from Canada to serve in the Employment Center in Slidell, Louisiana.  We have enjoyed spending some time with them in the Mission Office and look forward to having them serve in the MJM.

Elder Siddoway headed for Brazil

We will miss Elder Siddoway who is headed to Brazil to complete his mission. 

Our Newest Assistant

Thanks to Elder Bowen who will soon return home, we are happy to welcome Elder Spangler as a new Assistant  to serve with Elder Hoffman.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Clinton Ward

Today we attended the Clinton Ward, after sacrament meeting President Tucker attended Coordinating Council Meeting with Elder Ingram and the Stake Presidents in our Mission.  We are grateful for our wonderful missionaries who serve in the Clinton Ward.IMG_0331

Friday, November 18, 2011

Leadership Training Monroe, Louisiana

We finished the week in Monroe as we met with the dedicated missionaries of the Monroe and Shreveport zones.  When the meeting is over everyone helps with cleanup.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Interesting visitor in Hotel Parking Lot

While in Monroe we spotted this vehicle in the parking lot of the hotel where we were staying

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Leadership Training Hattiesburg

Wednesday we held Leadership Training in Hattiesburg for the Hattiesburg, Gulfport and Slidell Zones.  Role Playing is an important part of every meeting.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Leadership Training Clinton

We spent the week in Leadership Training Meetings.  The first one was held in the Clinton building for the Zone Leaders, District Leaders, Trainers and Sisters in the Jackson and Clinton Zones.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

We Attended Church in the Biloxi Ward

Returning home from the Mission Presidents Seminar in Florida we stopped to attend church in the Biloxi Ward.  We were greeted by Elders Nelson, O’Sick and Parker

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Our Stay in Florida

We had a wonderful time while in Orlando, We spent a little time shopping at Costco – because we don’t have one in Mississippi, but the rest of the time we were fed spiritually and gathered wonderful information to share with our mission.  It was wonderful to meet with the other mission presidents in the North America South East Area. IMG_0290

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Traveling Along the Florida Panhandle

Our day continued with a long stretch of driving through the Florida Panhandle, I realized we had been on the road a while when I saw the moon rising in the late afternoon.

Mission Presidents Seminar - Passing Through Alabama

We had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida for the Fall Mission Presidents Seminar, we chose to drive rather than fly and saw some interesting sights along the way.  For some reason leaving our mission boundaries seems fun these days, we enjoy seeing our neighboring missions.  We drove through Mobile, Alabama, they actually have a tunnel that goes under the harbor, so the ships can come and go without passing under a tall bridge.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mission Complete

These missionaries are looking forward to being with their families. They have each learned how to be great missionaries and have done their best the past two years.


Office Staff November 2011

We are so Thankful for a Wonderful Office Staff!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Visit from the Ericksons’

We are so happy to spend a little time with the Ericksons’ as they return to support a member of the Brandon Ward who is attending the Baton Rouge Temple for the first time.  

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Heading To Philadelphia MS, Beautiful Fall Day

Philadelphia Branch

Elders Mendenhall and Kington are doing a great job strengthening the church in Philadelphia, it was wonderful attending church with them.  IMG_0238

Friday, November 4, 2011

November Zone Leader Council

Welcome new Zone Leaders, Elders Hintze, Nykamp, and Tyler. During ZLC we were encouraged to understand better the Doctrine of Christ.  We also talked about finding the elect in all that we do.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Missionaries

We have been blessed with some more new missionaries.  We are happy to have Elders Tatafu, and Siddoway who will serve in Vicksburg until they can travel to Brazil.  Elder Morris will serve in Waveland with Elder Matthews.