Sunday, September 27, 2009
Mission reunion is just around the corner and we are excited!!!! October 2 5-8pm
Chapel at 200 N 200 E Orem, UT 84057
We are suggesting if you would like to help by bringing food here is your assignment:
**We are bringing enough pulled pork and buns to feed a small army.
**Senior Missionaries- Bring extra large pasta salad
**Sister Missionaries- Squares/Dessert of any kind
**Provo/Orem area- Bring fruit (any kind will do)
**Greater Salt Lake City- Green salads (Leafy or broccoli ... or any other kind)
**Logan area- Bring veggies please
**Rexburg area- Chips... lots and lots of chips
You can really bring anything you want. I still encourage healthy eating in case you can't tell. It would be great if everyone can help out in some way so you won't go away hungry. Also- if your region isn't listed here, it doesn't mean you are off the hook- bring whatever!
It is also the worst of times.
Elder Clayton Bruce Hanks passed away this past week. Our hearts go out to his family. The family is planning the viewing for Thursday (Oct 1) evening and the funeral will be on Friday (Oct 2). Detailed information will be in the Salt Lake Newspapers sometime this week.
Elder Anairon (AJ) Faust's parents were in a car accident last week. His father was killed and his mother is in Intensive Care in a Reno hospital. They won't transport her to Utah until she can walk and breathe on her own. There are still 8 children at home in Mapleton. AJ and his wife just had their second child about three weeks ago so his plate is full.
Please keep both of these families in your prayers.
Much of this information is on facebook, please rsvp for the CCM mission reunion event so we have some idea as to how many to plan for.
We love you all very much and you are all still in our prayers often. Keep in touch. President still doesn't have an office at BYU but he is back at work. You can reach us at (801) 225-8386; email firstname.lastname@example.org and our address is 163 N 300 E Orem, UT 84057.
SEE YOU FRIDAY!!!!!!!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
August went fast since we lost a week when Sister Priday's father passed away on the 18th. It was a great funeral, great to be with family and extended family. We are grateful he waited for us to get home, he had lived a full life and his health was deteriorating fast.
Weddings for September are Randy Nielsen & Jennifer on 11th of September and Nathan Mortensen & Ashley on the 12th.
It's been great to see many of you last month. President was able to fly to Dallas for the football game. Our son bought him tickets so he was there and enjoyed it immensely!!!! Elder Donaldson and date and Elder Matson and wife came to celebrate the win with Sister Priday. Thanks Elders. It helped ease her pain at not being with President.
Friday, August 14, 2009
The Sunday before we left our assistants (Elders Wagstaff and Meacham) and the Lamberts (office couple) had arranged (unknown to us) a farewell meeting with all the missionaries in Calgary at the Willow Park Chapel. There they presented us with a book with all the missionaries pictures and testimonies and a plaque with the names of all the converts while we were serving (1024). It was an amazing night and very emotional!!!! It reminded us of our first meeting with the missionaries - powerful!!!!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
For Sister Priday's birthday in April the assistants gave her a framed picture of them gargling salt water along with a card that said "Another birthday, just take it with a grain of salt."
Thought you all might enjoy that bit of humor.
They (previous mission presidents) told us the last 6 months would fly by-last month really did. We did have a few extra trips to the airport and looks like we will again this month. The 4 incoming Elders, scheduled to arrive today were detained at the MTC for two weeks. We are grateful there was only 4 and they were scheduled to stay in the city - so we have 4 three-legs for two weeks. We hope they weren't the ones with H1N1. It did mean there was a few minutes to write this blog.
For those who are interested we will be speaking in our Sharon Park Second Ward on July 19th at 9am. The address is 200 N 200 E in Orem. We are starting for home on July 1st but will be gone visiting family until the 19th. It is hard thinking this is the last transfer, the last departure devotional, the last..... But enough about that, we don't like to think about leaving Canada but do look forward to visiting with all of you when we are home. You all know about that.
We have had several visitors come this past month and have heard that others were here but didn't let us know you were close - shame on you!!! We've had lots to do - getting ready for the new mission president besides all the normal business but still like to hear from you all. Thanks to all of you who have sent up wedding invitations. Any of the rest of you planning to send us an invitation - our home address is 163 N 300 E Orem, UT 84057. Our home phone, at least through July 31st will be (801) 225-8386.
Baptisms for April were down a few from last year. May was up up some from last year, we don't have the final count yet. We attended the baptism for Daylee Howell in Lethbridge for those of you who taught or helped her for the past three years. Both of her parents attended, her Dad even came from Vancouver and was very accepting. We have been to 7 stake conferences in the past 2 months and all of those stakes are really getting into missionary mode. Almost all have stake/ward mission plans in place and are making great progress so it will get there.
We have received wedding invitations for June from Elder Fought, Elder Casebolt, & Elder Matson. For July we have received one from Elder Bell.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
We have been enjoying visits from several of you - thanks for stopping by. The new mission president has been called. Alan and Pamela Archibald, they will be coming from St. George, Utah where he as been serving as stake president of a YSA stake. We haven't visited with him yet but have received an email. They sound wonderful and they already know some in the mission (a nephew and several others have connections). Their picture and biography was in the church news January 31, 2009.
We do need several of you to send your current email address to email@example.com. I have set up a group for returned missionaries in my gmail account so we can reach you all quickly. That way we can let you know when we are planning reunions and etc. so please respond.