Saturday, June 30, 2012
We greeted President & Sister McDonough at the Mission Office and had a little party with the Office Staff. Sister Miles organized a delicious lunch for them. After lunch we took them to the Mission Home and oriented them to the mission. After an hour or so they took us to the airport where we said our final good byes, by the end of the night we were in the arms of our loving family.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 11:52 PM
Friday, June 29, 2012
Sister James has been working so hard and created this beautiful quilt as a reminder of our time with the Jackson Branch. We love President and Sister James! They contribute so much to the church and the members of the Jackson Branch.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 8:40 PM
As our time in the South was quickly ending, we were honored to get permission to leave the mission for a day and attend the temple sealing of a former missionary who married a sweet young lady from Hattiesburg. Best Wishes Mr. & Mrs. Tonumaipea!!
Posted by Tom and Annette at 9:36 AM
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Each of the missionaries wrote us a sweet thank you letter and secretly gave it to the Assistants along with all of these reminders of the South. The Assistants surprised us with our gift. We loved it and will always treasure our memories of the wonderful missionaries in our mission.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 9:21 AM
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
After a weekend in Gulfport attending Stake Conference and spending time with the wonderful members and missionaries serving their, we returned to the mission home to get ready to greet our last group of missionaries. Monday was a beautiful day and everything went as planned as we welcomed Elders Canaan, Arthur, Anderson, Hartwig and Hanzlik along with Sisters Jenkins and Parkinson.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 2:42 PM
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Our last group of departing missionaries were a delight to have in the mission home. We love and appreciate the hard work and determination of Sisters Findley and Pinto. They have both contributed so much to the MJM. Sister Urie and Mokalake joined us for dinner that evening and then we were spiritually fed as the sisters shared with us their testimony and some of their experiences while serving their missions.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 7:17 PM
Sorry for the delay in adding some of the details of the ending days of our mission, time seemed to speed up and duties seemed to double. Now that August is half over and our road trips should slow down I will attempt to catch up on some of the exciting events with the people we have grown to love and always love to see.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 7:58 AM
Sunday, June 17, 2012
We spent the afternoon visiting with Brother & Sister Cronin, Brother Cronin is a grandson of Mayberry and Arabella Britt early settlers of the area. Brother Cronin has spent more than 1200 hours building this model of his grandparents homestead. In his family history room he also has photos and artifacts from each of the 10 children of Mayberry and Arabella.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 9:39 PM
Friday, June 15, 2012
After the meeting we spent some time visiting with the missionaries, Elder Hatch “borrowed” our camera and created a wonderful album of memories.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 6:01 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We held a leadership training meeting in Hattiesburg for the Clinton, Hattiesburg, Gulfport and Slidell Zones. They wanted to make sure that I posted their goofy picture to the blog – We were treated to a picnic lunch by the Purvis Ward Relief Society in the picnic area at the rear of the meetinghouse. Earlier in the day it had rained, so it was very comfortable and a great break.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 5:31 PM
Monday, June 11, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Time for our Temple Square Sisters to change. We have enjoyed having Sister Platt serve in the MJM, we will miss her. We are excited to welcome and love the lively spirit of Sister Mokalake from Durban South Africa.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 11:18 PM
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
We had quite the Staff Meeting, with two new couples learning the tricks of running the mission. Welcome Elder & Sister Miles and Elder & Sister Miller! Welcome also to Elder Nykamp, who learned from Elder Garrett how assistants help keep us Seniors on task.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 3:39 PM
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Elder & Sister Staheli spent the week with us during Zone Conference, Elder Staheli is our Area Medical Advisor, he was able to talk to us about bug’s and bites, it was a little creepy but very informative. He also took the time to meet with anyone who wanted to visit with a doctor.
Posted by Tom and Annette at 5:28 PM
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It is always exciting getting the cars inspected before Zone Conference. Elder and Sister Tucker were passing their knowledge on to Elder and Sister Miles who are taking over the Fleet and Media positions as Elder and Sister Tucker prepare to return home to Family.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Thanks to President Tuckers niece Becky, a Tucker Family Reunion was held in Jackson on Saturday. We were treated to a visit from President Tuckers brothers and their wives, along with some of his nieces and nephews and their families. His only sister had planned on coming but had to stay home due to health problems. Sunday we were greeted by our Jackson Branch Missionaries, Elders Bendel, Green, McLean and Flint
Posted by Tom and Annette at 5:17 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
We were able to enjoy a Saturday evening performance of the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble which was amazing. Sunday we attended church in the Texarkana ward and enjoyed our wonderful missionaries Elders Palmieri, Jones, Larson and Sumsion.