Sunday, August 20, 2017

Last night we did sealings in the Mesa Temple for our ancestors. All four of our children and their spouses were able to be there and also Maybree, our granddaughter, came too!  She is speaking in her ward this morning and will enter the Provo MTC on Wednesday, to serve in the Salt Lake City Tempe Square Mission! We are so proud to be her grandparents and are excited to see her in the MTC!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Our grandson, Adam Wold left the MTC today and arrived safely in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission, where he will be serving for the next 2 years!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Yesterday, we spoke in our ward and almost ALL of our family were able to be there!  We were just missing two bishop son-in-laws, Devin and Jeremy in this photo, (though Devin did get to come to hear us and then left), Adam in the MTC on his way to Oklahoma tomorrow, Maybree in Virginia until August 7th and then to the MTC on August 23rd (with US for a week) before going to the Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission, and Miranda traveling across the U.S. for a few weeks! How we LOVE our wonderful kids, their spouses and our 23 grandkids!!  They're the BEST!!  Ü 

Monday, July 24, 2017

On Thursday, July 20th, while we were in Utah,  our South Africa Johannesburg Mission President, Pres. Dane Leavitt, called us and said the country of Swaziland was moved from the Mozambique mission to the Johannesburg mission last weekend and we will now be serving in Swaziland!  There are 12 elders in the country, a companionship in each of the six branches.  We will be the only senior couple.
We're excited!!  We are trying to find out all we can about this new country and our new assignment.  It's just a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg, so he said we will be going back and forth from time to time. We will be living in Ezulwini where there is one branch.  It's between Mbabane, with two branches, and Manzini, also with two branches.  The sixth branch is located in Nhlangano which is an hour and 30 minutes south of Ezulwini.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

We received our mission call to serve in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission on Saturday, May 27th. All of the family who were in town came over to see us open it. Jeff's family was in Tucson for the Tucson Temple Open House, Jon was in California, and Maybree was in Virginia so we had three phones going with FaceTime so they could be in on it too!  

We enter the Provo MTC on Monday, August 28th and will serve for 18 months as Member and Leader Support (MLS) missionaries. We were told we will also be involved in the Seminary / Institute program in the branches there. Ü