Friday, March 25, 2016

Farewell and Welcome!

We said goodbye to Sister Danso from South Africa this week.  She joined us in December from Temple Square and will return and finish her mission there. She has been an outstanding representative of Jesus Christ in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh mission serving in n State College.  We wish her well!

The same day we welcomed two new temple square sisters to the PPM!

Sister O'Reilly and Sister Nevil will be with us for 3 months.  

Sister O'Reilly will serve with Sister Kwasney in Pittsburgh

Sister Nevil will serve with Sister Crisp in Chambersburg 


Follow Him and find new life!  
Throughout the PPM we are joining missions throughout the world inviting all who will hear to follow our Savior Jesus Christ and find new life.  Through the Easter season (and anytime of the year) we invite others to discover how by looking at

Left: Elders Mejia, Stevens, (Pres. Johnson behind), Elders Mills, Gehrke, Sister Sibley, Elders Gates, Spencer, Sister Roberts, Elders Elliot and Spencer

The Shrewsberry district in York PA found a creative way of sharing this message. They played the video provided by the church out on a busy Square in the city of York. They passed out fliers inviting people to a fireside they have organized to celebrate believing in Jesus Christ.  

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Joyfully Entering In At The Gate

Elders Bramwell and Elder Walker with Aspen and Aliya whose father is Bishop Murphey

Elder LeBaron and Elder Davidson baptizing Nene on March 12, 2016, Vicky was baptized in January.

Elder Hummer and Elder Calaway taught and baptized Ray Wang in March 2016

Elder Parke and Elder Gray taught and baptized Francis Taylor.   March 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 2016 ZONE CONFERENCE in Harrisburg

                                        "Teach repentance and baptize converts"

"Now this is the commandment:  Repent, all the ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that if ye endure to the end ye may stand spotless before me at the last day." -3 Nephi 27:20

"This is what the Lord has called you, His sons and daughters, to do! You are not called to preach what is politically correct or personally comfortable. You are not called to invite people to join a social club whose rules are made by its members. You are called to testify of Jesus Christ and to invite people to do what He has required to come unto Him and walk the path He has defined by His doctrine to reach exaltation in the celestial kingdom."
                                                                           -Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Front:  Elders VanLeeuwen, Bramwell, Hughes, Adams, Walker, Lundgren, Gehrke, Ibarra, Ashton, Renteria and Meija
2nd Row:  Sister and Elder Christensen, Elder and Sister Clarkson, Sister and Elder Woolley, President Mauro, Sister And President Johnson
Sisters:  Noorlander, Bennett, Ewing-DiBari, Talbot, Maya, Forrest, Davis, Ewell, Landa, Smith, Sears, Harlan, Faamaile, Roberts, Wyasket, Sibley, Durrant, Canseco, Wilson, Crisp, Wall, Blake, Manumaleuna, Palmer, Collins and Simpson
Elders:  Bryant, Pirzadeh, Scott, Ramos, Poulsen, Woll, White, Hinckley, Tengberg, Shephard, English, Coburn, Hatch, Ross, Baker, Spencer, Smedley, Mills, Camp, Stevens, Gates, Gee, Ord, La-Fon, Elliot, Hawley, Miller, Perry, Harley, Spencer and Davis

What a beautiful lunch!

Sister Ewell, Elders Elliot, Renteria, Davis, VanLeeuwen and ?Bugs Bunny

Elders Walker, Renteria, VanLeeuwen, Bramwell and Adams

Sisters Wilson and Canseco

Elders Ramos, Harley, Gee and Bramwell

Elders Bramwell, Gates and Coburn

Elder English, Sisters Roberts, Sibley, Wyasket, Forrest, Talbot, and Faamaile

Elders Ibarra, Shephard, Elliot, Van Leeuwen, Ord and Camp

Elders Stevens, Spencer, Harley, Gee, White, Coburn and Bryant

Sisters Palmer, Simpson, Elders Ramos and Poulsen

Sisters Crisp, Durrant, Noorlander, Bennett, Manumaleuna and Collins

Singing - "Called to Serve"

March 2016 ZONE CONFERENCE in State College

What is the role of the Holy Ghost in conversion?

Elder Bednar taught
"He is the teacher, the testifier, and He is the  influence to help a heart to change."

"He is the third member of the Godhead who has the responsibility to testify, to teach, to comfort, and to purify."

What is our role in helping others in their conversion to Jesus Christ?

"To be a worthy vessel that as a baptized member, and as a set apart servant of the Lord, is entitled to the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. Therefore, as you are clean and worthy and valiant in doing your work, you bring that Spirit with you into the teaching setting."

"This is about a mighty change of heart that can only come through the influence of the Holy Ghost. We are the Lord’s agents to help that Spirit come into the lives of people, to help them learn how to invite it into their hearts"

Front:  Elders Simmons, Davidson, Posada, Selfridge, Haroldsen, Loreto, Kotter, Baxter, Swisher, 
2nd row: Elders Hansen, Bryant, Elder and Sister Clarkson, President Mauro, President and Sister Johnson, Sister and Elder Samuelson, Elders Averett and Holman
Sisters:  Sisters Durfee, Crockett, Thorson, Taunima, Chuah, DeMille, Palmer, Brown, Allen, Bartlett, Schofield, Hale, Paine, Hokafonu, Hartman, Meyers, Jarvis, Wong and Danso
Back: Elders Herzog, Ord, Curtis, Miller, Hummer, LeBaron, Johnson, Montgomery, Cluff, Cook, Beal, Calaway, Bell, Haskins, Wilson, Eubanks, Robertson, Richens, Wilt and Woods

Lunch is served!
Elders Robertson, Holman, Wilson, Beal, Woods, and Wilt

Elders Montgomery, Johnson, Cluff, President Mauro, Elders Bell, Posada, Herzog and Hansen

Sisters Jarvis, Meyers, Hokafonu, Danso and Wong

Sisters Bartlett, Brown, Palmer, Schofield, Crockett, Durfee, Allen and Taunima

Elders Haroldsen, Selfridge, Wilson, Robertson, Wilt and Woods

Elder and Sister Samuelson, Sisters Paine, Hale, DeMille and Hartman

Elders Calaway, Richens, Eubanks, Averett, Hummer, LeBaron, Davidson and Swisher

Elder Saylor, Loreto, Kotter, Baxter, Cook, Bell and Montgomery

Wonderful lunch hostesses and host!

Singing our thanks for lunch . . .