Archive for the February Category

An early Valentine gift for the Branch – a Baptism

We had a wonderful baptism today. Keith Lawrence will be a great addition to the branch. He has had several exciting weeks. Besides receiving the Missionary lessons and reading in the scriptures we took him with us to Palmyra, New York. While Branch members attended a Temple session we took him to see historical sites in the area.

Keith in the Visitor Center by the Sacred Grove and Joseph's Smith's home.

Keith in the Visitor Center by the Sacred Grove and Joseph’s Smith’s home.

Walking to the restored Joseph Smith family homes.

Walking with a Sister Missionary guide to the restored Joseph Smith family homes.

At the print shop where the original Book of Mormon was printed, Keith folds a 16 page signature sheet.

At the print shop where the original Book of Mormon was printed, Keith folds a 16 page signature sheet.

 

The Elders that came to interview Keith for his baptism. We all went to lunch.

The Elders that came to interview Keith for his baptism. We all went to lunch.

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Keith and Elder and Sister Jackson all enjoyed a delicious lunch together.

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Keith and Elder Jackson before the baptism.

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Sister Jackson joins for the picture.

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Keith with Elder and Sister Jackson after the baptism.

We enjoyed a wonderful Linger Longer after the baptism. It was very crowded and Sister Jackson was busy helping get the food out and forgot to take pictures. Here are a few for the people that were still there when she finally remembered! Sorry:(

The camera seems to gravitate to Elder Jackson. He really is not always eating.

The camera seems to gravitate to Elder Jackson. He really is not always eating.

We have darling children in our Branch. They love the Linger Longers!

We have darling children in our Branch. They love the Linger Longers!

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It is exciting to see how much the members love each other and love to talk and visit.

 

 

February Branch Happenings

We love all the fun activities that are happening in our Branch.

February 2013 Branch Happenings

February 2013 Branch Happenings

Elder and Sister Jackson give the Branch sisters and Young Women scarves.

Elder and Sister Jackson gave the Branch sisters and Young Women scarves.

One of the sisters models her scarf. There are benifits for being early to church. You get the first pick of the scarves.

One of the sisters models her scarf. There are benefits for being early to church. You get the first pick of the scarves.

Home Teachers update the new Home Teaching board.

Home Teachers update the new Home Teaching board.

 

We are enjoying Spring in our apartment.

We are enjoying an early Spring in our apartment. It smells sooooo good!

Zone Training and Missionaries going home . . . with many more coming!

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Elder Deaton leaves this month to go home. He was here in this area when we came over a year ago and is back to finish up his mission here. We will miss him.

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We forgot to get pictures until the meeting was ending . . .

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Which means that we get pictures in motion . . .

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With action and not toooooo serious!

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Well, maybe not really serious at all.

We love the Elders in our District and Zone. Our mission has 23 new missionaries arriving this month with only 2 going home. Lots of excitement and energy and urgency in missionary work! It is a great time to be serving a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.