Sunday, April 26, 2015

Just Serve with Ventura Stake

Saturday was the day for service for the America West and Northwest areas.
Since we live in the Ventura Stake we chose to do service with them.  They had provided two service projects -- clean up the equestrian center in Fillmore and upgrading the outside of the little school in Santa Paula.
The missionaries were invited to participate.

This table was about 12 feet long.  Our task was to scrape off all of the beige paint, sand the table, prime it, and paint it.  We found out that it makes the job much easier when one has the proper tools.  President and Sister Felix did not have the right tools and took much more time than another person who found a better tool.  It was great working together though.

Elder Garrard and Elder Robinson

Missionaries left to right:  Hermana Miller, Hermana Hurley, Sister Scoresby, and Sister James

Hermana Hurley has so much energy!  She would run with the wheelbarrow to empty it and run back.
Sister Felix and Hermana Hurley having a little fun.
The mound of wood chips seemed like it would never get smaller.  This was used on the play ground.
President Felix felt it was faster scooping than shoveling.  Elder Robinson, Elder Deem, and Elder Garrard
Elder Deem and Elder Klingler
After working the stake provided hamburgers or hot dogs, chips, watermelon, a cookie, and lemonade.  These pictures are of missionaries who helped at the equestrian center.  Bottom left:  Elder Simpson, Elder Law, Elder Barlow, and Elder Sorensen
Elder Morwood and Elder Summers
Elder Stout, Elder Hale and in the right back are Sister Nicholas and Sister Hiapo
Hermana Huey and Hermana Bennion

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Sisters Ashworth, Cox, Kemp, Woods, Platt, Collings, Heslop
Elders Trujillo, Wilson, NewMyer, Gerber, Davis, Hernandez
Having fun doing a littler service.  President was having an interview with Sister Ashworth.

While eating we played Mad Gab (New Testament style)

These shoes did not endure 18 months very well but Sister Woods and 
Sister Collings did.
The Elders stayed in member's homes for the night.  The Sisters stayed at the mission home.  We had too much fun talking in our pajamas.  The sisters asked if they had to go to bed by 10:30.  I told them no but I wasn't the president.  I went and asked President Felix and he said if they stay up, they'll have to go home. 
Just before boarding the bus for LAX.  The transport company told us they would send three vans because it was cheaper.  They called yesterday and said they were sending a bus.  Elder Stewart said OK if it's the same price.  The original quote of the bus was $300 more than 3 vans.

They look like they are ready for their new adventure.
Tonight I've been wondering what they are all doing.
We continue to go down in our numbers.  More missionaries are going home than coming.
Our numbers now are 185
English Elders -- 95
Spanish Elders -- 31
English Sisters -- 29
Spanish Sisters -- 30


Elder Dusara and Elder Gibb 
 Sister Orme and Sister Brown
 Elder Hererra and Elder Moreno
 Elder Bartholomew
 President Felix,  Elder Comin, Elder Dorius, Elder Campbell
Elder Barlow, Elder Hamson, Elder Gray, Elder Haines
Elder Stewart, Elder Passey, Elder Lopez
Hermanas Eames, Miller, Soriano, Tauiliili, Jeronimo, Clark, Newland

Sisters Guthrie, Kemp, Nicholas, Wilson, Hardman, Hermana Killpack

Elder Hurst and Elder Slaugh
Elder Hall, Elder Law, Elder Sorensen
Elder Lewis, Sister Platt, Elder Powell, Elder Kuepper, Sister Heslop
Elders Garrard, Gregory, Routledge, Jones, Robinson, Hale, Bartholomew, Stout, Rosenlof, Summers
Sister Evans and Sister Israelsen
Elders Griffin, Cavazos, Cantrell, Bawden, Clarkson, Hall
Hermana Ricks and Hermana Hurley
Elder Hall, Elder Clarkson, Elder Driggs
Elder Parrish, Elder Davidson, Elder Bautista, Elder Lee
Elder Gerber, Elder Anderson, Sister Woodland
Hermana Garza and Hermana Griffes