Monday, March 29, 2010
I have stood outside and had my breath taken away by amazing sunsets.
Sometimes I can't take my eyes off of the ever changing colors.
This photo may not do it justice but I felt like if those clouds were a bit lower I could touch them.
Could this be fire in the sky?
This is my favorite view. Every six weeks after the new missionary devotional, new missionaries, their companions and the assistants organize bags, bikes and supplies and hustle off to their areas. The waiting is over, it is now time to put all the weeks, months and years of preparation to work. There is always a bit of hesitation untill President Scruggs says GO! They are off, fresh troops to add to God's army. They don't know what is ahead. There will be strugles and trials but none of that will be remembered. They will very shortly come to understand and feel the love that the Savior has for all his children.
"After all that has been said, the greatest and most important duty is to preach the Gospel."
President Joseph Smith
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Elder McRae pays the bills along with a number of other things. He loves and worries about our missioaries. At the end of every phone call with Elders and Sisters you can hear him say, "be careful out there."
Sister McRae is the office secretary. She is one of the nicest women ever. The Elders and Sisters call the office for a variety of reasons but one suspects it is because they want to know they are loved, Sister McRae can change a bad day into something to smile about.
Elder and Sister Taylor are the flat couple. They work magic. These two work hard. If a flat needs to be closed and moved or if new mattress is needed they get the job done. This mission could not run as smoothly as it does without them.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Parramatta & Penrith zone Birthdays
3/4 of our zonce conferences are spent in workshops, in those workshops we improve our teaching skills by doing role plays. Elders Cooper and Amezcua, Summers and Adams are teaching Sister Gardner
Friday, March 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
February Arivals; Elders Barton, Chan, Mataki-Kaiaruna, Miller, Huntsman,Maurer, Astel, President & Sister Scruggs, Vardeman, Hill, Hill & Shoobridge
New Missionaries leaving the airport.
December Arivals; Sister Chi & Sekona, Sister & President Scruggs, Elders Gee, MacCourtney, Sobotka, Kerr, Perry, Fulcher & Bulfin
These pictures are taken by the Sydney Harbor. The missionaries get the chance to see beautiful downtown Sydney and touch the Sydney Opera House. After that we cross the bridge into the The Australia Sydney North Mission. We would tell them that they will not see these sights again until they leave the mission. That is no longer true. On July 1st the North mission will be combined with the South mission. I'm not sure but, geographly it would have to be one of the biggest missions in the world.