Sunday, January 24, 2010

Goodbye Elder Lish!

One extraordinary departing missionary leaves a big crater to fill! We will miss this great Elder and his effervescent spirit! He embodies everything about "no bad days" with his positive attitude and happy disposition! We love him and wish him all the best of everything!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Missionaries!

Meeting their first companion is always exciting! Left to right, Sister Cho Hye Rim with her new trainer, Sister Miller who will be serving in Seosan, and Sister Keri Crowther with her trainer Sister Lee Se Ri, on their way to Yeosu.
Enjoying Kalbi grilled beef and all the banchans (sidedishes)!

We received our first missionaries of the New Year! Two wonderful sisters arrived full of anticipation and excitement to be serving in the best mission in the world!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birthday in the Ponbu

We celebrated Elder Bullen's birthday with a fun birthday lunch including cake and candles!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 2010 Zone Conferences

West Gwangju Zone
East Gwangju Zone
Jeonju Zone
We celebrated birthdays for Elder Boothe, Sisters Jung, Nam, Rees, Judd,and Elders Kim In Hyup and Millard.
Cheongju Zone
Daejeon Zone
Happy Birthday to Elders Choi, Shrack, Sister Pierce, Elders Chamberlain and Bullen!

The first zone conferences of the New Year focused on the doctrine of Christ, the Restoration, and effective planning.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Zone Leader Council

Front to back, left to right: Elders Henderson, Anderson, Shrack, McArthur, Choi, Ha, Pres. Perriton, Lish, Millard, Duckworth, Baek, Barzee and Richards

It's time for zone conferences again! Seems like they will be coming alot faster now that we will hold them once a month. Here's a peek at our new banner: Continuous Improvement

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New International Elder!

We are so happy to welcome Elder Danil Tagai, newly arrived from Russia! He is was born and raised in Uzbekistan, but has spent the last several years living and working in Russia. He comes well prepared with a great enthusiasm to share the gospel with his Korean ancestors.

Off Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Elders Jacob Hill, Ethan Cook and Caleb Brown

Three more Elders return home with honor. How we love and appreciate them, and wish them the very best in their future endeavors!

English Class

Samseong Elders' Christmas English class. One thing class members were introduced to at this Christmas party was American macaroni and cheese!Samseong English class members singing the 12 days of Christmas
Elder Choi's talented mother made this pretty scarf for me!

One of the ways missionaries introduce people to the gospel is through our English teaching program. Once a week the missionaries teach a free class to anyone interested in learning English. They teach daily conversation as well as gospel messages. Ideally, the ward English class coordinator and members facilitate the class while the missionaries teach.