Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hattiesburg Zone Yummy Lunch – Thanks Sandhill Branch RS

Hattiesburg Zone


Hattiesburg Car Inspection

Thanks Elder Evans for helping Elder Tucker and Elder Miles all week!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Elder & Sister Staheli

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.

Clinton Zone


Jackson Zone


Another Yummy Lunch - Clinton Relief Society

Getting together is soo Much Fun!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Yummy Lunch Shreveport Relief Society

Monroe Zone

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Elders Henrie and Eisinger serve in Greenville which is in the Monroe Zone, but attend Zone Conference with the Jackson and Clinton Zones to save on travel time.

Shreveport Zone

Zone Conference Shreveport – Inspecting the Cars

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

Nothing Better Than Family!

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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spanish Elders Mission Complete

Elders Price and Hickman spent the night in the mission home before returning home to their families.  We are grateful for their service and the strength they provided to the Spanish speaking missionary effort in the MJM.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Peru Bound Missionaries Visit

Welcome Elders Zepeda and Zamudio!  They will serve in Vicksburg and Biloxi speaking Spanish. We are happy to have them with us while they wait to travel to Peru.DSC_0080

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Texarkana Texas or Arkansas

Someone was creative when this town was formed and decided to have half of the town in Arkansas and half in Texas.  We decided to check out the boundary marker and here is what we found.

Texarkana Weekend

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.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Welcome Elder & Sister Miller

Elder & Sister Miller will be a wonderful blessing to the Wiggins Branch. We appreciate them and their willingness to serve a mission. It has been a pleasure getting to know them before they continue South.DSC_0078

Welcome Elder & Sister Miles

We are thrilled to welcome Elder & Sister Miles to Mississippi.  They arrived just in time to help out with transfers, and are becoming acquainted with all the missionaries and the roads in the MJM.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Final Night in the Mission Home

After two years of serving their best, Elders O’Sick, Nielsen, Sommer, Hansen and Dietz come to the mission home for dinner, a testimony meeting  and lots of visiting with each other.  Tomorrow they will be ready to greet their loved ones as they fly to their homes.

Transfer Day-Welcome Back Elder Evans

A day full of adventure! First thing in the morning our new missionaries travel to Clinton and meet some of the other missionaries, and climb aboard the transfer van.  Some of the sisters are quick to gather for a photo opt with the new sisters.  Later we made a trip to the airport so that Elder Higgs could began his travel to Mexico where he will complete his mission.  A couple of hours later we made another trip to the Airport, this time to get Elder Evans who has been home recovering from knee surgery.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Night in the Mission Home

After spending the afternoon in orientation and having their first opportunity to be a missionary in Mississippi, the missionaries came to the mission home for the night before traveling to their new areas the following day.

The Airport

After getting all the luggage we held to tradition and put everyone on the elevator for a photo

Marvelous May Missionaries Arrive

It was a beautiful day for twelve amazing missionaries to arrive.  Welcome Elders Murdoch, Bradshaw, Palmieri, Green, Bytheway, Flint, Thomas, Maddox, Saunders, Hamp and Sisters Talakai and Tomlinson.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Better Pictures of our Assistants

After a Trainer Training meeting at the Clinton Meetinghouse, we went back to the rear of the parking lot for photos of our assistants.  It is so beautiful and would make a perfect setting for a temple :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Elder Nykamp New Assistant

Saturday Elder Nykamp began serving as an Assistant to President Tucker.  Elder Spangler is teaching him all that he knows so that he can move to a new area and train a new missionary on Tuesday.  When we arrived at the office Tuesday morning this is how we found them – It helped put a smile on all of our faces. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Jackson Branch Baptism

Welcome to our newest members of the Jackson Branch!  Elders Hosea and Bendel, along with Elders Green and Eisinger have been busy preparing them for baptism.

Mission Presidents Seminar–Atlanta, Georgia

Leaving mission boundaries is a big deal, especially when it only happens two times a year.  We had the opportunity to drive to Atlanta and attend our last Seminar.  We will miss the wonderful training by our leaders and  association with the other mission presidents and wives in our Area.  This was also the last Seminar for President & Sister Satterfield, President & Sister Cotterell, and President & Sister Thomas.
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