Monday, July 27, 2015

MISSION CONFERENCE 2015

seated -- Elder Joshua Nash & Elder Mitchell Rush 
kneeling  l to r--Elder Jonah Slade, Elder Logan Cook, Elder Manuel Alfredo, Elder Jerrik Ostler, Elder Marcelino Sikuafenge, Elder Aleixo Magaia, Elder Benito Victor, Elder Fernando Cambarame, Elder Francisco Charoa, 
Elder Herman Lematua, 
sitting l to r -- Elder Trent Nistler, Sister Cherie Nistler, President Isidro Baptista (Counselor to President Merrill) Sister Baptista, Sister Pennie Merrill, 
President Danny Merrill, Sister Sally Henry, Elder Paul Henry
standing l to r -- Elder Raimundo Mavile, Elder Henry Quizada, Elder Alex Sefita, Elder Darren Hollingsworth, Elder Alberto Jemuce, Elder Veuslau Rodrigues, Elder Gervasio Maezane, Elder Ryan Jensen, Elder Haimbili, Elder Bret Mills, Elder Joaquim Zeca Conde, Elder Pedro Macamo, Elder Elves Armindo, Elder Zava Mutombo, Elder Alberto Jemuce, Elder Jorge Conduanhe, Elder Florindo Pedro, Elder Luis Chico Melo, Elder Wache Mistola, Elder Siphesihle Nkambule, Elder Ernesto Paulino, Elder Jorge Dum, Elder Jayden Garcia, Elder Sergio Raso
Don't they look wonderful!!




President and Sister Baptista
Counselor to President Merrill


FUN TIMES

Sometimes we just like to have fun and maybe show off our talents. 


Elder Rodrigues and Elder Melo giving instructions.  
Elder Rigby, Elder Nash, Elder Rush and Elder Ostler. 
Elder Mutombo, Elder Haimbili, Elder Victor
Elder and Sister Nistler
 
ALWAYS FUN JUST BEING TOGETHER.
 

STRONG -- HARD WORKING

They are always there for whatever we need. 
Even moving furniture and arranging apartments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Elder Rush always smiling.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Teamwork... Elder Nash and Elder Rush.
Elder Sefita and Elder Ostler... keep going! 
 
 
 
 
 
 President going for the laundry?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Looks like the stairs are going to be a
challenge with a washing machine.
 Boy am I glad they are all strong and healthy!! What would we do without them?


MISSIONARY WORK

This is what it is all about...  I wish I could take a picture of each one and capture the joy in their faces.
Baptisms are pay day for these hard working Elders.






 
 

MORE HELLOS AND MORE GOODBYES

I couldn't resist this little guy showing off for us.
 
 
WELCOME ELDER LEMATUA
 

 Elder Rush, Elder Lematua, Elder Nash, Elder Cook
Elder Rush and Elder Cook said they never got a picture at the airport when they came to Angola.  Better late than never, right?!?!
 
And one more good-bye.
 
Elder Almeida finally got his visa to Mozambique.  He is a great Elder and will be an asset to the Mozambique mission.
 

NEW ELDERS!!!

As we say good-bye to some, we welcome others...Elder Dum, Elder Nkambule, Elder Conduanhe and Elder Lematua.
 Look at that happy smile -- Elder Dum from Portugual
Elder Nkambule from Swaziland 
  
 Orientation/Training together...
Elder Nash, President Merrill, Elder Conduanhe,
Elder Mistola, Elder Rush, Elder Nkambule, Elder Dum
 Elder Conduanhe, Elder Nkambule, Elder Dum
 
Sister Merrill, Elder Conduanhe, Elder Nkambule,
 Elder Dum, President Merrill.
 

GOOD-BYE ELDERS DOMINGOS AND RIGBY

The worse part of this mission is saying good-bye to those we have loved so much. But we are so proud of them all and the hard work they have given in the service of the Lord.







 Elder Domingos returning to Mozambique.






 Elder Rigby returning to the United States.







 Elder Rigby with Elder Rush.
 OK...give me the phone number to all your sisters!!
Elder Domingos with Elder Mistola, Elder Melo,
Elder Pedro, Elder Rodrigues.
 Elder Nash, Elder Rush, Elder Rigby






 Elder Domingos with President and Sister Merrill
One last good bye to Elder Rodrigues.
President Merrill, Elder Rush, Elder Nash, Elder Rigby.



 Elder Nash makes me laugh...everytime he has my camera,
I see a selfie!!!
He is always smiling..  :-)
 President Merrill, Elder Rigby and Sister Merrill
 Elder Rush, Elder Rigby and Elder Nash.
 Elder Rigby looking back out at us. 
He's on his way!!