Archive for March 2013

Middle of March

We looked out our window to see six deer in our yard trying to raid the bird feeder. I tried to be quick to snap a photo but they were going down the hill. I did get a picture of the last one to leave.

Young hungry deer in the back yard.

Young hungry deer in the back yard.

Sister Jackson was able to attend a Stake Relief Society Auxiliary Training meeting. It was excellent and she shared the Mansfield Branch’s Visiting Teaching Board and successes.

Lots of delicious food in addition to great training.

Lots of delicious food in addition to great training.

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Stake Relief Society Presidency

We got a chance to spend time with a former Elder from our mission, Elder Penn. He was here on a visit. He served with us when we first got here as our Zone Leader. He has been home 9 months. We met and went to lunch.

Aaron Penn

Aaron Penn

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March 2013 Zone Conference

We had a wonderful Zone Conference in State College, PA. This will be our last Zone Conference on this mission. We gave our parting testimonies. Since we don’t leave until June we were caught off guard. We learned from the Elders and Sisters. They are great examples to us. We will miss them.

Elders from our District and Zone

Elders and a couple from our District and Zone

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The Elders are always eating!

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We love the Elders.

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Great servants of the Lord.

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Sister Topham and Sister Jackson cuddle the Hoffman twins.

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We were both in heaven.

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Birthdays between now and the next Zone Conference.

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The birthday group.

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President and Sister Hoffman (our Stake President) and their twins (numbers 9 and 10).

March 2013 Happenings, Birthday Celebration, Quilting and Linger Longer

 

Lots of fun Happenings in the branch for the month of March 2013

Lots of fun Happenings in the branch for the month of March 2013.

We had a birthday party for the Relief Society and a quilting class. We also completed a quilt project for donations to the Linus Project.

Everyone is busy cutting fabric.

Everyone is busy cutting fabric.

Lots of work . . .

Lots of work . . .

Plenty of food. The Elders came from Williamsport to interview for some baptisms and joined us for lunch.

Plenty of food. The Elders came from Williamsport to interview for some baptisms and joined us for lunch.

Eating and quilting. A great combination.

Eating and quilting. A great combination.

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Happy Birthday Relief Society

Beautiful completed square.

Beautiful completed square.

Another beautiful square

Another beautiful square

Quilts for the Linus Project

Quilts for the Linus Project

Beautiful quilts and quilters!

Beautiful quilts and quilters!

Elder Jackson taking a picture of President Brown taking a picture of the Linus Quilt project and quilters.

Elder Jackson’s picture of President Brown taking a picture of the Linus Quilt project and quilters.

All in all it was a great day. We enjoyed being together, quilting and of course, eating!

Sunday we enjoyed another great Linger Longer. We have some awesome cooks in our Branch.

Lots of yummy food.

Lots of yummy food.

The line goes on and on. Wonderful good and good company.

The line goes on and on. Wonderful good and good company.

Visiting and good food. Hard to beat!

Visiting and good food. Hard to beat!

Linger Longer's are the BEST!

Linger Longer’s are the BEST!

 

 

Missionary changes and transfers

Lots of new missionaries and changes from transfers. We love the missionaries!

Saying good bye to our District Leader, Elder Long. We will miss seeing him each week.

Saying good bye to our District Leader, Elder Long. We will miss seeing him each week.

New Districts - Williamsport and Lock Haven

New Districts – Williamsport and Lock Haven – February 2013

 

Lunch after our Zone Training. Missionaries love to eat.

Lunch after our Zone Training. Missionaries love to eat.

At lunch with new Elders to our District.

At lunch with new Elders to our District. 3-6-13

Our serious lunches.

Our serious lunches.

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Amazing young men.