Sunday, May 14, 2017

In Spring a Young Man's Fancy Turns to Thoughts of... Whiffle Ball!

Spring fever caught up with the senior missionaries
in April and the whiffle ball and bats came out.  
Elder Just steps up to plate.  Better back up!
He's apt to knock it across the fence! 

Sister Hubbaard, Elder Thorne and Elder Holyoak
watch Sister Thorn round second and head for third base. 

Sister Heaton is ready to call strikes.  

 Sister Thorne puts some spin on the ball.  Elder Heaton
and Elder Thorn are ready.  

These look like seriously large hamburgers, but 
they're really flank steaks.  After working up 
an appetite everyone enjoyed dinner.  These
are fun meals as everyone cooks and brings a 
dish to share. Our senior missionaries are 
great cooks!  Even better cooks than whiffle ball players! 

Out Like a Lion -- Multizone Conferences in March

With the new schedule announced in January, 
multi-zone conferences now take place every six weeks.  
It's wonderful to have twice the opportunities to 
meet with, hear from and learn from the elders and sisters.  

Corona Zone

Lake Elsinor Zone

 Mt. Rubidoux

 Menifee Zone

Moreno Valley

 LaSierra Zone

 Jurupa Zone

 Riverside Zone

 Hemet Zone

 San Jacinto Zone

Members provide many kind services for missionaries.  
They feed them nightly in their homes
go out on team-ups with them, help them move all
their things from one place to another on transfer days.  
One of the nicest things are the luncheons they do during
zone conferences. Each zone conference we leave the gym 
at about 11 AM andgo to the chapel.  When we return
an hour later, tables are set, food appears and missionaries
take a welcome break and enjoy lunch together.  We're so
grateful for the kind sisters and brothers who serve
the elders and sisters so well in this way.   

Seconds or...


Here is only one of the groups who worked together
to provide lunch for us. 

To say "thank you", the missionaries recite "The Standard of Truth"
and then sing "The Armies of Helaman."  After the song, 
each missionary shakes the hand of each person who helped
with lunch to thank them personally.  

March MLC 2017

While a lot of attention goes to important things
at MLC, occasionally it's hard not to notice the things
the don't mean much.  Clearly, the fashion 
memo went out and was observed by most those who
attended this MLC.

The pink tie memo, grey suit memo. 

The tan shoe memo (with one hold-out). 

The navy suit group. 

 The grey suit group. 

The black suit group. 

 Elder Whiting wore the lone brown suit.  
A true independent!

Sisters obviously had no memo today.  

The great thing was that at the end of a long day they were
all still smiling!  (That is Elder Fairbanks's smile.)

We had a great day.  We appreciate the example, counsel, 
and dedication of these mission leaders.