Saturday, July 25, 2015

Interviews and District Meetings July 2015

Once each quarter President Johnson sits down with each missionary for an interview and a chance to get to know them better.  Sister Johnson participates in district meetings throughout the mission.  

"As your understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ grows, your desire to share the gospel will increase.  You will feel as Lehi did, ...the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth."                                                                2 Nephi 2:8

Elders Spencer, Devey, Baxter and Camp

Elders Lindford, Ashton, Sisters Smith, Landa, Huffaker and Smith

Sisters Crockett, Schofield, Rosengren, Palmer, President Johnson, Elders Hawley and Green

Elders Masina, Gille, Davis, Whitney, Mann, Johnson, Pres. Johnson, Elders Holladay, Ord
Elder and Sister Butler

Front:  Elder Henshaw, Sisters Sears and Welch, Elder Wilt
Back:  Elders Jackson, Walker, Pres. Johnson, Elders LeBaron and Klima

Elders Mink, Lundgren, Robertson, Hebdon, Elder Parco, Pres. Johnson, Sister Parco, 
Sisters Peterson and DeMille

Front left:  Elders Duffy, Andrade, Richens, Renteria, Miller and Pres. Johnson 
Back:  Elders Cahoon, Cooley, Tengberg and Kocherhans 

Left:  Elders Parke, Bramwell, Manumaleuna, Hamblin, Pres. Johnson, elders Bryant and Redford

Left:  Elders Casper, Gamble, Aitken, Perry, Uchytil, Hinckley and President Johnson

Extraordinary inside and out!
Sister Smith and Elder Casper

Elder Gamble demonstrating his amazing skills!

Elders Rackham and Whitmire
Sisters Smith, Busath, Hansen and Johnson

Front:  Sisters Hale and Crisp
Middle:  Elders Bumgarner, Wadsworth and Pennington
Back:  Elders Hummer, Pres. Johnson, Beck and Taylor

Elders  Defreese, Bowers, President Johnson, Elders Baker and Lundberg 

Front:  Elder Harper, President Johnson, Elder LaFon
Back:  Sisters Ludwig, Toupin, Lindsay, Amendola and Blake

Sisters Toupin, Lindsay and Elder Harper "role playing"

Elders LaFon and Harper - in earthy heaven!

Front:  Elders Cuthbert, Stallings, Sisters Hartman, Roberts and Johnson
Back:  President Johnson, Hansen, Gee, Ivie, Schofield and President Mauro


Front left:  Sister Johnson, Elder Cluff, Sistes Thompson, Bennett and Elder Woll
Back:  President Johnson, Elders Hughes,  Tidwell and President Mauro

Artwork by Elder Woll

Elder Slade, Sisters Meyers, Talbot, Blackwell, Sampson and Elder Grimmett

Front:  Elders Garduno, Guerrero, and Foster
Back:  Elder Kap, President Johnson, Elders Woodbury, Tunquist, Scott and Posada

Elder Tunquist brought famous Maple Donut treats!

Back:  President Johnson, Sister Jarvis, Elders May and Curtis
Front:  Sisters Johnson, Oliver, Elders Liston and Wood

Left:  President Johnson, Elders Ekins, Howard, Averett, Hatch, Sisters Bills, Davis, Wadsworth & Zaugg

King Lamoni, Ammon and friends!

Front:  Elders Elkins and Woods
Back:  Sisters Sparks, Ewell, Elders Hyer and Shuppy

Elders Wilson, O'Keefe, Isom, Little, Sisters Duncan and Sibley

Friday, July 24, 2015

Going Home!

"Finally, my brethren (and sisters), be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might"...  Eph 6:10

Sisters on their way to the mission home:  back left sisters Mortimer, Jones
     Front:  Sisters Moss, Tolman and Wade
Left:  Elders Daynes, Farnsworth, Bashein (behind), Trotman, Gates and President Nobbs

Left:  Sister Mortimer, Elders Sorenson, Johnson, Center:  Sisters Rock, Jones , Jones and 
        Elder Watkins

Elder Smith, Sisters Tolman, Jones, Moss, Elders Mason, Trotman, Haws and Daynes

Elders Christensen, Wells, Sorenson, Farnsworth and Boren

Front Left:  Elder Christensen, Sisters Tolman, Wade, Moss and Mortimer 
Seated Left:  Elders Boren, Smith, Johnson, Obrien, Hale, Wright, and Bashein
Standing Left:  Elders Brown, Sorenson, Wells, Watkins, Daynes, Mason, Haws, Trotman and Farnsworth

Elder O'brien

Elder Farnsworth's family at the mission home picking him up.

At the airport. . .

Elder Hale and his Mom at the mission home.

Sister Wade with her family at the mission home.

Elder O'brien and his family at the mission home.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

"I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go Dear Lord"

"It may not be on the mountain height or over the stormy sea.  It may not be at the battle's front my Lord will have need of me.  But if by a still, small voice he calls to paths that I do not know, I'll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in thine:  I'll go where you want me to go. "
                                                                        Text:  Mary Brown   Hymn #270

President Johnson puts much time and prayer into deciding where missionaries are assigned.  
We are ever in awe and grateful for their willingness to go wherever they are asked to go.
Best wishes to this group of twenty-nine new missionaries and their trainers!

Elder Devey and Elder Spencer in Wheeling WV

Elder Calhoon and Elder Tengberg in Olean, NY

Sister Hokafonu with Sister Douglas in Cranberry

Elders Baker and Lundberg in Towanda

Elder Loreto with Elder Pirzadeh in Altoona

Sister Birch with Sister Ewing-DiBari in Pittsburgh 4th

Elder Slade with Elder Grimmett in Gettysburg 

Elder Haroldson with Elder Ginos in Camp Hill

Sister Hamblin with Sister Manumaleuna in Brookville 

Elder Masina with Elder Johnson in Pittsburgh 1st

Sister Crisp with Sister Hale in Berwick West

Elder Richens and Miller in Warren

Sister Hartman with Sister Roberts in Carlisle

Sister Busath with Sister Smith in State College

Elder Aitken with Elder Perry in State College

Elder Walker with Elder LeBaron in Slippery Rock

Sister Crockett with Sister Schofield in Greensburg

Elder Mink with Elder Lundgren in Erie

Sister Welch with Sister Sears in Butler

Elder Parke with Elder Bryant in Ridgeway

Elder Harper with Elder La Fon in Williamsport

Elder Hatch with Elder Ekins in Lancaster 

Elder Robertson with Elder Hebdon in Erie

Elder Davis with Elder Whitney in Pittsburgh 7th

Elder Elkins with Elder Hyer in McKeesport

Elder Beal with Elder Cook in Millersburg

Three more companionships with our new missionaries are:
Elder Story with Elder Bryant in Beaver Valley
Elder Guerrero with Elder Kap in West York
Elder Gray with Elder Smedley in Lebanon