Friday, June 27, 2008

Jeonju and Gwangju Zones

Jeonju Zone
East Gwangju Zone

West Gwangju Zoine

Happy Birthday to: Elders Bennett, Taysom, Murdoch, Cook and Sister Jo Hyun Ah

Today's zone conference combined 3 zones in Gwangju. During this week's conferences 11 missionaries attended their last zone conference and bore wonderful testimonies of the experiences they have had, the personal growth they have enjoyed, and the sweetness of the fruits of their labors.
We are so blessed to have great musical talent among our missionaries and every zone conference we are treated to a special musical number.
This week's training themes focused on "feasting" on the scriptures, achieving effective prayer, teaching with the Spirit, and developing the Christ-like attribute of Diligence.
The icing on the cake were the afternoon sessions presented by PJ Rogers to teach the missionaries things he wished he'd known about Korea when he was a missionary.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cheongju and Daejeon Zone Conference

PJ Rogers, popularly known as Kim Mi Nam, visited our zone conferences this month. He is currently a counselor in the Seoul West mission presidency and a former Seoul West missionary, businessman, entertainer, as well as a Korean language and culture expert who has spent about 9 years living and working in Korea. His presentation teaches the missionaries the importance of creating an emotional attachment with the Korean people that will enable them to be more successful. The threefold key to understanding how to build jeong with people is to be sensitive to food, language and cultural bonding experiences.

Cheongju Zone

Daejeon Zone
The Cheongju and Daejeon zones combined for zone conference today. Click on pictures to enlarge for better viewing.

Happy Birthday this transfer! L to R:
Elders: Baek Seung Ik, Kim Hyun Woo, Sisters Mabray and Brown, Elders Handy, McWhorter, Messegee and Wilcox!

Friday, June 20, 2008

New District Leaders

New District leaders from the Cheongju and Daejeon zones met for training: L to R:
Elders Robinson, Kim Hyun Woo, Sealy and Quinton

Monday, June 16, 2008

Zone Leader Council

Today all the zone leaders, AP's and office elders met together to plan for next week's zone conferences. Above, row by row from front: Elders Cha Yo Na, Richter, Mulcahy, Brown, McWhorter, Byun, Kim Jeung Chul, Clegg, Adams, Lyman, Haycock, Hill and Taysom.

This is the only way cheeseballs or cheetos or such things should be eaten! No messy fingers!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust

With the extraordinarily excellent AP Elder Capps returning home, his huge shoes of perfection are being filled by super enthusiastic Elder Lyman, and as I've said before, the beat goes on!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

June Departures

L to R: Elders Stanfill, Hill, Allen, Capps, Barrett and Mayberry

It gets harder and harder to say goodbye to these fine, wonderful missionaries who have served so faithfully and well. We love them and wish them the very best, until we meet again!

Since we were on the way to the airport to pick up one more new missionary, we dropped off these elders instead of sending them to the temple by train! A first!

June's New Arrivals

Arrival lunch for Elder Carlson

Elders Park, Thorkelson, Sister An, and Elder Kang

Heading out to their new areas with their trainers

We welcomed 5 new missionaries this month! It is always such a thrill to meet them and see their faces full of enthusiasm and excitement. They arrived on different days because of a visa delay, but they are all here now safe and sound. We are so blessed to always receive the creme de la creme!The effects of jetlag!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Happy Days

I have a difficult time gathering all the baptism photos from missionaries, so this slideshow only captures a small portion of what has occurred over the past few months.