Wednesday, July 22, 2015


For the next few weeks we will be making the rounds to all of the missionaries for interviews.  We are doing these interviews in their apartments.  This morning we were in Santa Maria.  As we pulled up to the curb, a man was walking along the side walk with his dog.  He was looking for an envelope full of money that he had dropped.  Elder Jones and Elder Martinez took off with President Felix to help him.  They were not successful in finding the envelope.  A contact was made though and the Elders will go back to the man's house later.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

STLS and ZLs

Yesterday we had training for the new district leaders and their companions and included the Sister Training Leaders and Zone Leaders.  The Assistants helped out with the training and did a fantastic job.  We feel the urgency.  These missionaries will help in sharing ways of altering our daily activity to hasten the work--to be urgent.
Hermanas Winn, Bennion, Hurley, Newland, Sisters Dearden, Hiapo, Hermanas Clark, Huey, Sisters James, Harrison, Boring, Reneer
Elders Gregory, DeCosta, Wickern, Hale, Young, Rasband, King, Ruby, Boyce, Jones, Dorius, Hunt, Kuepper, Martin, Hamson, Gibb
Elders McKinley, Yager

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Departing 7/15/15

It's game time!
Slips of paper are picked and depending on the color of the theme, words on the slip of paper are drawn, hummed, or acted.

Urim and Thummim

While Sister Felix was doing the finishing touches on dinner, music rang from the living room.

Too serious?
Front row:  Elders Fridal, Law, Bawden, Driggs, Leavitt, Simpson, Barlow, Gray
Back row:  Elders Deschamps, Parrish, Morrell, Hall, Toa, Robinson, Willis, Fisher, Kanenwisher
Kind of goofy?
Hermana Keith, Sister Guthrie, Hermana Killpack

The bus is at the mission home waiting for all to board.

Transfer 7/14/15

Tuesday morning after having waffles at the mission home the missionaries are driven to the Ventura Stake Center for orientation with the Senior Couples, Elder & Sister Floyd and Elder & Sister Stewart.
After transfer meeting which consists of introducing the new missionaries, leadership in the mission, the meeting of new missionary with trainer, hearing from all of the departing missionaries, Sister Felix, and concluding with President Felix, pictures were taken in the cultural hall of the companionships.
Elder Plummer and Elder Hurst
Elder Powell and Elder Wilson
Elder DeGraw and Elder Carpenter
Hermana Morales and Hermana Brown
Elder Levis and Elder DuPlessis
Elder Stout and Elder Hager
Elder Elliott and Elder Gruwell
Sister Berry and Sister Carleton
Elder Deem and Elder Petersen
Elder Reed and Elder Murry
Sister Lambert and Sister Rasmussen
Sister Jones and Sister Thompson
Elder Harvey and Elder Beus
Elder Bronson and Elder Mulford
Missing are Elder Taufatofua and Elder Santos
Elders Hale, Dorius, Comin, Hull, Klingler, Hunt
Hermanas Johnson, Soriano, Jeronimo, Brown, Morales, Eames, Griffes
Elders Walker, Kuepper, Martin, Stout
Elders Fridal, Klingler, Routledge, Agle
Hermanas Miller, Garza, Elder Gardner
Elders Hatman and Cantrell
Elder Summers, Sisters Woodland, Scoresby
Hermanas Clark, Keith, Elders Weiss, Mackay, Fyffe
Elders Garrard, Haines, Gregory
Elders Herrera, Parrish
Elders Elkington, Bartholomew, Jones
This is a unique picture.  Elder Kanenwisher on the right trained Elder Yager, he trained Elder Boyce, Elder Boyce trained Elder Gruwell, and now Elder Elliott will be trained by Elder Gruwell.
Hermanas Newland, Hurley, Miller, Clark
Elders Magoon, Willis, Gregory
Elders Herrera, Mackay, Lopez, Lemus
Elders Robinson, Dort, Colby Jackson, Elder Fagan
Elders King, Ruby, Dorius