Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sisters Preparation Day

The sisters of the Australia Sydney North Mission at Manly
In May we were able to meet the Sisters of the Australia Sydney South Mission and ride the Manly Ferry into Sydney.
On the steps of the Sydney Opera House

On the steps outside Pancakes on the Rocks

This is Emma Scruggs (and Sister Scruggs). Emma does not appear in many pictures because she has become the mission photographer. Although she does not have a formal calling as a missionary she has served faithfully for 3 years. Emma is loved by all the missionaries and she is one of the Sisters. Emma has worried with us over sick missionaries, she has knocked on doors while doing sisters exchanges and she has been my companion on countless errands. Emma has washed more dished than she would like to admit. She never complains when we postphone plans or open our home to investigators, members and missionaries. I am thankful to have had Emma serve with us. She will be missed and remembered as the mission president's daughter who never missed a chance to switch badges on Elders jackets or help the missionaries remember how much they miss having a younger sister to tease and taunt. Being the youngest of 7 she can hold her own with the teasing.
Thank you Emma, you will be missed!

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Zone Conference Pictures

Happy Birthday to Elder DeHart, Elder Cahigas, Sister Hendricks & Elder Va'ai

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May Zone Conference

The Elders wait patiently for the Seniors and Sisters to get their lunch. This month it was make your own sandwiches. Yum!
Mandrines and apples for dessert

A bit of after lunch instructions.

May birthdays; Happy Birthday to Sister Frearson, Elder Ioteba, Elder Hunt, Elder Kennington & Elder Bulfin

Friday, May 14, 2010

April arivals continue

Sister Raufea (trainer) Sister Hiatt
Elder Dana (trainer) Elder Tiaou
We have been blessed once again with great Elders and Sisters who came well prepared and ready to work.

April Arivals

Elder Gee (trainer) & Elder Stafford

Elder Edmonds (trainer), Elder Stuart, Elder Sermersheim (trainer)

Sister Cai, Sister Godwin, Sister Maddux (trainer)

Sister Duffin, Sister Frearson (trainer)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

April Transfer

Transfer day starts at 8am. All those missionaries moving to new areas and their companions meet at the Normanhurst chapel parking lot. After organizing luggage, cars, bikes and a short message from the president, goodbyes are said and once again everyone is on their way.
The missionaries who are leaving the missin field get a nice breakfast at Nadia's cafe. We then go to the temple. We love that last temple session with those Elders and Sisters. It is the last time for many years they will feel fully consecrated in the service of the Lord.

Sister Myrvang, President Scruggs, Elder Lavea, Elder Sunnex, Elder Higgins, Elder Boardman, Elder Cooper, Elder Bregante, Elder Bills, Sister Scruggs, Sister Hepworth & Sister Powell. We wish them well.