Archive for May 2013

Wrapping up the month of May . . .

Sunday School Class a new way to listen to the lesson.

Sunday School Class . . . a new way to listen to the lesson.

We found a new “friend?” in our office light in our apartment. Hmmmmmm.

Our new friend ???

Our new friend ???

 

A Mother’s Day Activity . . . Evening Dinner for families

Lots of families, friends, and guests.

Lots of families, friends, and guests.

We had a Branch Family Activity . . . A Mother’s Day dinner, fixed by the men in the Branch. It was delicious. They did it all and didn’t let the women even help.

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The men finally got to eat.

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There was even a special table for the younger children.

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Everyone enjoyed visiting.

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Fun to get together with friends.

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Many in attendance.

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We love these people.

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Very special friends came.

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Old and new friends.

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Even very NEW friends.

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Friends that have been traveling came to join us.

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Helping in the kitchen.

The results of doing dishes . . . and having the water spill!

The results of doing dishes . . . and having the water spill! He is a good sport.

 

 

 

District Meeting and Missionary Birthday Lunch

We had an excellent training with the Elders as usual.

District Accounting and getting veggies from the relish tray.

District Accounting and getting veggies from the relish tray.

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Birthday lunch at a Japanese Buffet for all the birthdays this year for the Elders from Elder and Sister Jackson.

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Good food.

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Nice to be able to go back as many times as you want.

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And of course they did . . . several times.

Member gets to return home . . .

After a year and a half one of our members was able to return home to his family in Washington State.

Sorting . . .

Sorting . . .

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and sorting . . .

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and more sorting.

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Does it ever end?

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It is all out of the trailer

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Sorted and piled in boxes.

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Sorting the last few items.

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Ready to leave for the airport.

 

Zone Training and Specialized Training from President Topham

We always appreciate the time and preparation by our Zone leaders and President Topham for our excellent training.

Lunch with our Zone.

Lunch with our Zone.

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Plenty of food.

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Enough for everyone.

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Elders love to eat.

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Fun to visit with all.

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Love the companionships.

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Plenty of food for all.

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Love those smiles.

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Good food and good visiting.

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District and Zone leaders get to eat too.

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Plenty of veggies and fruit.

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Check out the carrots.

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Enough for seconds.

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Thanks to those who fixed the food.

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The sisters visit with President and Sister Topham.

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We love these elders.

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Here is our group. What a great zone!

Branch Mother’s Day Celebration

Beautiful flowers . . . gifts for the mothers in the Branch.

Beautiful flowers . . . gifts for the mothers in the Branch.

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Lots of delicious treats.

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And vegetables too!

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Women and girls first on this special day.

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Plenty for everyone.

District Meetings . . . informative and inspirational.

Instruction from the District Leader.

Instruction from the District Leader.

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Listening to instruction.

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Deciding where to go for lunch.

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The strength of . . .

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Gathering for decisions.

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Not always serious . . .

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Don’t tickle me now!

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What did we decide?

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We agree!

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Reporting for duty.

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Ready to go.

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A great group of Elders.

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Role Plays.

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Testifying during role plays

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Reviewing Area Books.

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Discussing missionary work while eating veggies and cookies.

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Cleaning up.

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Elder Jackson sharing video on Mormon.org.

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They brought in the rocking chair for Sister Jackson but Elder Jackson tried it out too.

 

May arrives and spring is here!

May 2013 Branch Happenings

May 2013 Branch Happenings

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RS Visiting Teaching Handouts, egg sign up, calendar and other handouts.

Final flowers for early Spring.

Final flowers for early Spring.

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Lots of varieties.

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Yellow and Green.

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Lots of variety and color.

Even the chapel has extra color for spring.

Even the chapel has extra color for spring.