Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Another trip to Huambo and Menongue with our newest Assistants, Elder Garcia and Elder Nash.
 What else do you do on a long drive?
 School is in session.
 Scenes along the way...
 Lunch break!!
 While we were eating lunch we met this dear lady with her two kids walking to the market to sell their goods.  She told us "Did you know you were going to meet us today?  God knew you were going to meet us!" 
                                  How true that is....we were grateful for this opportunity. 
What a cheerful and humble lady. 
Anyone want to buy a mattress for their bed?
 Having Family Home Evening with the
Benito family in Menongue.
What a strong spirit they have in their home.
Elder Nash and Elder Garcia with the Benito Family.
 Back in Huambo the Elders are working hard
bringing investigators to Church.
Elder Conde and Elder Armindo
 Just a few cuties!!
Sticker fun!!
 Looking out our Hotel window at all the beautiful blossoms!


Saying good bye to some great Elders...
Elder Garn, Elder Yeanoplis, Elder Dunkley, Elder Merkley.
Elder Dunkley, Elder Yeanoplos and Elder Garn relaxing
before the long trip back home.
Elder Merkley doing some last minute packing.
 Even getting a last minute nap.   
Elder Merkley doesn't look at the camera very often so
 I feel priviledged to have this picture!! 
 Elder Dunkley
Elder Yeanoplos
 This is actually our last group of Elders
that were here when we arrived. 
It was kind of sad saying good bye to them.
We felt like we were really being left on our own. 
 As always Elder Abdo was there to help.
 Sister Henry, Elder Garn, Elder Gracia,
Elder Nistler, Sister Nistler
Elder Garn
Elder Merkley
Elder Dunkley
 Elder Yeanoplos
 Elder Garn, Elder Yeanoplos,
President Merrill, Sister Merrill
Elder Dunkley, Elder Merkley
A good bye salute to our friends.  Thank you for the example of faith and dedication.  You have all earned our love.


Is there a better way to find out who is being transferred?  No...the best is when we are all together!!!
Where Am I going? 
You will be my next companion!!
Wow!!!  That is awesome!!!
We're all happy!!


You play of course...but only once a transfer!!

 The Henry's come to bring treats...
 President Merrill shoots a few baskets...
I guess Elder Nistler is the official referee!!
 All together just for fun!!!
We sure do love this guys.
Elder Garn do you know you have photo bombers?


Well, it is obvious that I have fallen behind in my blog entries.  I will apply the principle of repentance and hope to get caught up soon.  As I enter the events of the past two months I am reminded how busy life can become and how much we see that needs to be done.  We have learned so much this last month and the tasks seem to have been overwhelming at times.  I am reminded of the recent talk by President Uchtdorf reminding us to not become so busy that we forget to do the things that are important.  We have tried to remember that but at the same time remember that sometimes we need to be busier than usual to accomplish what we have to do.  In looking back, I have seen the Lord carry us through many of the learning and doing!
We will continue with faith and hope.  Our testimonies and our love for the Savior will continue to grow.  I will do what I can to catch up with pictures and stories of our mission.