Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to our Departing Missionaries!

L to R:
Sisters Anna Mitchell, Meriah Moffat, Cheryl Blazzard, Caroline Chong, Perriton
Elders Zachary Cianflone, McCade Cox, Landon Haycock, and Pres. Perriton

This is a momentous transfer for us. These four wonderful sisters were the first missionaries to arrive just a few days after we did in July 2007, so we are a part of their Donghee. It's incredible to realize how quickly the time of their missionary service has passed! How we will miss them, as well as these especially wonderful elders, all model missionaries and examples of the ideal.

How fortunate that transfer day fell on Thanksgiving this year! We enjoyed a traditional feast of roast turkey with all the trimmings! What a great way to "die" !(as missionaries call the release process)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Our Newest Elders and Sisters

Front Row L to R: Sisters Jensen, Miller, Eagar, Oh
Middle Row: Sisters Erickson, Fairbanks, Moynihan, Jung
Top Row: Elders Elliot, Anderson, Crosland, Choi

New Missionaries and their Trainers
Front Row L to R: Sisters Lutz, Jung, Erickson, Lee, Kim, Eagar
Center: Sisters Miller, Jo, Allred, Fairbanks, Koo, Kim, Jensen, Moynihan, Oh, Healey, Choi
Top Row: Elders Elliot, Doty, Choi, Baek, Crosland, Anderson, McCort, Ence

November's New Arrivals

Thirteen new arrivals sets a new record for us! What a fun few days we have had. Everyone is off to a great start, full of excitement and energy. We are so blessed!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Personal Posting

Wow! I had such a fun, fun week. After months of preparation and hard work on the part of the New Horizons to compose, arrange and coordinate everything, everyone met from all over the US and Korea for a week of 10 shows.
The New Horizons were a missionary band, conceived by President Gene Till 1974-77. They teamed up with the Tender Apple choir and served their mission by appearing on TV and radio and performing all over the country. During those three years and because of their efforts, the name of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints rose in name-recognition polls from 7% to %80. They even had a song written by Elder Randy Davenport that rose to the top ten in the pop charts of the day, and produced two LP's!
As a popular TV actress during 1975, I also toured and sang with them some, hence the invitation to join with them on this reunion tour. Mostly we sang the same old songs, which were well received. As young missionaries, these Elders didn't proselyte as usual, or see many physical fruits of their labors, so it was exciting last week for Clyde Robins to meet a woman who he had taught when she was a 16-year old student. She didn't join the church at that time, but 10 years later was baptized with her husband. Her two children have both served missions. Sometimes the harvest or news of it is a long time coming! What joy it was for Clyde to finally to see, after 30 years, results of a sucessful harvest!
Hong Gwang Jin in Taegu
Jun Seung Chul and Heo Hyo Jin in Shindang
Lim Eun Sol in YeongdongPo
Koo Dong Hee in YeongdongPo

I was so excited to see some of our returned missionaries at some of the shows, and it was wonderful to meet many of the parents of our currently serving Korean missionaries!

Friday, November 14, 2008

All Zones Nov 11-14

Gwangju Zone Conference

East Gwangju
West Gwangju
Happy Birthday this transfer to : Sister Choi, Elders Brandley, Ahn Min, Hill and Bardsley

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cheongju Zone Conference

Cheongju Zone
Happy Birthday to Elders Frost, Freckleton, Han Gi Seok and Sister Meservy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Daejeon/Jeonju Zone Conference

Jeonju Zone
Daejeon Zone
Happy Birthday!
Elder Taylor, Haycock, Hill, Van Genderen, Ha and Avery

Monday, November 3, 2008

November Zone Leader Council

Elders Brandley, Kim Hui Jae, Gardner, Haycock, Lyman, Baek Seung Ik, Lish, Cianflone, Boyce, Saunders, Greene, Byun Chank Ki, Ha Young Soo, and Pres. Perriton

When Elder and Sister Hinckley visited last month, our schedule for zone conferences was adjusted and so, rather than let 8 weeks pass until the next one, we will have an interim conference next week. Today zone leaders and AP's met to plan and prepare (and eat lunch).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Naju Building Nears Completion

It was exciting to see how far along the construction on the new Naju Ward Chapel has come. Absolutely breathtaking! Hopefully it will be finished in about 60 more days!Naju/Mokpo District Missionaries: L to R: Elders Cook, Sumsion, Hansen, Cox, Sisters Moffat and Jo Hyun Ah.