Saturday, June 26, 2010

Our Last Zone Conferences

West Gwangju Zone

East Gwangju Zone
Jeonju Zone
Sisters forever!
Happy July birthdays to Elders Thompson, Burton, Brassfield and Sisters Erdenezaya and Lee!
District missionaries presented us with a wonderful little memory book with kind sentiments and fun pictures! A huge THANKYOU to Sisters Warner and Kil, and Elders Thompson, Stephens, Kim and Thomas!

I was totally blown away by the incredible surprise that our dear Sister Pierce pulled off. Somehow, without my knowledge, she contacted all the missionaries who have served with us to ask them to send a memory page and photo and filled a beautiful album that she covered in the perfect Korean fabric. It is a precious, priceless gift that will be cherished forever.
Suwon Zone

We were sorry to miss Elder and Sister Wright who had family visiting and couldn't be at the airport and zone conference at the same time!
Cheongju Zone
Daejeon Zone
Happy Birthday to Elders McArthur, An Gi Boem, and Christiansen!
How we love our sweet, lovely Sisters!

We enjoyed a couple of wonderful, love filled and emotional days with our dear missionaries. Zone conference agendas were business as usual, with focus and training on continuous improvement of missionary skills, increased effectiveness in teaching #3 - The Gospel of Jesus Christ, and developing the Christlike quality of faith. The AP's created a wonderful video "How Great a Call", with testimonies borne by missionaries and new members of the miracles that abound during the conversion process. We are SO grateful to witness these experiences!

We showed a photo and information on the big screen of Elder and Sister Furniss, who will be arriving to take over the helm of the mission in just a few days. We are so desirous that it be a seamless transition, and expect that the missionaries will experience the miracle of the law of love - that it doesn't divide, but multiplies! We are pleased that they are curious and excited about the new turn that their missions will take as they welcome their new Mission President and another "Mom".

Mark Chester Furniss, 57, and Julie Ann Barlow Furniss, five children, Korea Daejeon Mission; Pleasant Valley 5th Ward, Ogden Utah Pleasant Valley Stake. Brother Furniss is a former bishop, high councilor, ward Young Men president, elders quorum president and missionary in the Korea Seoul Mission. Tax partner, Schmitt Griffiths Smith. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Lloyd Smith and Carol Marie Chester Furniss.

Sister Furniss is a former stake Primary president, ward Young Women president and adviser, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and ward Primary music leader. Born in Logan, Utah, to Granville Elwood and Edith Rawlings Barlow.


Helena said...

Oh wow. Sister Pierce is amazing. What an undertaking.

David Handy said...

I have the exact same shirt that Elder Lim is holding ;) Got it for MY b-day 2 years ago...

andersonarchives said...

We love this post! Maybe sometime we can see your beautiful book of memories! So great to see a pic of the new Mission President and his beautiful wife. Thanks for all you have done for the Korean Daejeon Mission, the people you love and serve, all the Elders and Sisters and specifically for our son, Elder have worked miracles and will be greatly missed by your missionaries and all those with whom you have labored so diligently. Please don't remove this wonderful blog...we so enjoy it as do so many others. We know that missionaries will love to view it after they complete their missions, too.
With love and gratitude,
Scott and Angelle Anderson

Korea Daejeon Mission said...

Thanks for your kind words! Sister Furniss wants to keep it going, so we are figuring out how to do that!

thorkgal said...

Have a safe trip home. There's a bunch of elders waiting to see you here. :)