Friday, April 30, 2010

Elder Stevenson's Mission Tour/Zone Conferences

We were blessed with a visit from our North Asia Area President, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and his lovely wife. We enjoyed a spiritual feast of inspired words and instruction. Just a tip of the iceberg of some of the topics included: the blessing of being called Servants of the Lord, the impact on our lives of obeying with exactness. We are not perfect, but we can be perfect in certain things. We talked about the history and the miracle of the Book of Mormon, the keystone of our religion, and we were taught principles of effective "finding" of our Cornelious's - those precious souls who are searching for truth. Sister Stevenson taught the Sisters a beautiful lesson on being Women of Virtue, and extended the worldwide challenge for each Sister (of any age) to earn the newly introduced Young Woman of Virtue value award. It's wonderful to have special visitors who leave such a deep impact, who lift and inspire us so powerfully. We are so thankful!
Suwon Zone
West Gwangju Zone
Jeonju Zone
Cheongju Zone
East Gwangju Zone
Daejeon Zone

Happy Birthday to Elder Richards! - the only missionary to celebrate a birthday before our next zone conferences!
A Family Connection!

Twins reunite again!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April Zone Leader Council

Left to right, front to back: Elders Lee, Han, Choi, D. Morin, Anderson, Kang, Kappas, Duckworth, Jube, Pres. Perriton and Elder Shrack.

I decided to post this picture a little belatedly even though it is missing four elders who had to rush off to catch a train. Missing are Elders Stephens, Thomas, Bulloch and Casey.
Zone leaders are the heartbeat of the mission as they lead by example and love. They go out on companionship exchanges once a transfer to both teach and learn about how successful missionary work is accomplished.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

In 'n Out

Our dear and most excellent AP, Elder Richards, is returning to the field as a model missionary, to serve in the Jeonju Zone, in his greenie area! Joining the office staff as our newest AP is the able, enthusiastic and talented Elder Anderson. We are so blessed to serve with such awesome missionaries!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu...and Anyanghi casayo!

Until we meet again, we return three wonderful missionaries to their family and friends back "home". Thank you Elder Thorkelson, Sister Thayn, and Elder Carlson for your faithful, cheerful service and love. We will miss you SO much and wish you every blessing you so rightly deserve!

New Missionaries Arrive!

Wow! We are so blessed to receive these three stellar missionaries! Welcome to Sister Choi Ji Seon, Elder Philip Jones and Sister Jo Ah Ra!
Just arrived after a flight!
New missionaries and their trainers: Elders Jones and Burton, and Sisters Judd, Choi, Jo and Stehmeier.
First introduction between new missionaries and their trainers.
Sisters Judd and Choi, oh, and the glorious cherry blossoms we are currently enjoying!
Elder Jones relishing his first traditional Korean meal!