Friday, December 26, 2008

Missionary Christmas Parties

Artwork by Jasmine Lee
Cheongju Zone
Daejeon Zone
East Gwangju Zone
West Gwangju Zone
Jeonju Zone

We had a wonderful two days of meeting together to celebrate Christmas! On Christmas Eve the Jeonju and Gwangju zones were together, then on Christmas Day Daejeon and Cheongju combined for a fun and inspirational day. It seems a tradition that they all want to hold on to, to watch a video, so this year's pick was Kungfu Panda. We also had a fun surprise for President Perriton - I had been taping each missionary doing an imitation of the President. They all love to mimic his accent, and he is constantly delighting everyone with words and phrases they have never heard of before. Mission mottos, classic instructions, and some sweet tributes were all recorded to his surprise and delight. We had a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and played a gift exchange game, ending the day with a very nice program of scripture and music from many of our very talented Elder and Sisters. Oh yes, possibly the biggest excitement of the day was the issuance of cell phones to each companionship. This is in accordance to a new worldwide policy. Besides being a safety factor, it will greatly enhance the efficiency of missionary work with the ability of missionaries to reach their contacts and investigators in a more timely manner.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Hark! Our Missionary Angels Sing!

Mute the music at the playlist at the bottom of this page to hear only this video.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

December Cheongju Zone Conference

Chongju Zone Sisters: Jensen, Kim Te Yeon, Choi Sang Mi, Oh Min Jeong, and Healey

Elders Ko Hong Soon and Kim Jin Gyeom

Elders Nelson and Bullen

We've never in a year and a half had a missionary miss a zone conference. But today we were so sorry that Elder Bullen was not able to leave his house to attend until the last hour. He's still looking kind of peek-ed here. President Perriton explained to the missionaries that Elder Bullen had had a fight with a chicken, and the chicken had won! (apparently a bad food experience at KFC)
We are glad that he and his companion, Elder Nelson could join us at the end, especially so we could to sing to them since both have birthdays to celebrate this transfer.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December Daejeon/Jeonju Zone Conference

Daejeon Zone

Jeonju Zone

Happy Birthday to Sisters Crockett & Eagar and Elders Millard & Brown!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December Gwangju Zone Conferences

East Gwangju

West Gwangju

Happy Birthday to Sister Lee Sul Gee, and Elders Huffaker and Bulloch!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Zone Leader Council

Planning for next week's zone conferences
L to R, Front to Back, sort of: Elders Ha Young Soo, Kim Hui Jae, Freckleton, Mitton, Greene, Byun Chang Ki, Robinson, Lish, Brandley, Treuhaft, Brown, Saunders, Lyman and Pres. Perriton

Monday, December 1, 2008

A New AP Arrives

Elder Robinson becomes Elder Greene's new companion
and joins the office staff as the newest AP.
L to R: Elders Mathis, Robinson, Greene, Ha Young Soo

The outstanding Elder Lyman takes his expertise back out to the field as a model missionary and zone leader in West Gwangju, after serving for nearly six months as an AP.