We had a fun evening with the YSA group in Mildura, which was augmented by Stake YSA leaders from Adelaide, they came for Ward Conference and we had a night out on the town or village or berg! Sister Smith and I were the targets for everyone to aim at. We were really good at that. We made all who played feel good about their efforts.
Elder Choemsaen. from Thailand and Elder Stubbs from Australia are companions!!
Top - LtoR, Elders Jordan, Siaw, Choemsaen, Stubbs - Funny moment - Elder Jordan calls Elder Stubbs who answers "What do you want? I'm here in the same room with you!" and bottom, our MLC Elders Bryner, Jordan, and Barfuss(who chose to be blind for this pix)
L-R Elder Fangaiuiha, Sister Sam Patzel, Sister Smith, Elder Shortland, Elder Maliu Elder Shortland transferred to Elizabeth in Modbury Zone and Elder Maliu transferred to Morialta in Firle Zone. We love them and will miss their great teaching abilities and hard work ethic.
We have the most wonderful neighbors behind us. They made us some Pavlova, a meringue type creation with whipped cream and fruit all over it. I hadn’t heard of them till coming to Australia. They definitely need to be eaten sparingly. The mother whose head you see is Romana and her son Connor. They treat us well.
L-R Front – Elder Fala; Middle – Elder Barfuss, Elder Siaosi, Elder Jordan, Back – Elder Smith, Elder Bryner, Elder Fangaiuiha, Elder Stubbs, Elder Maliu, Elder Shortland, Elder Siaw, Sister Smith, Sister Manukau, and Sister Auatabu.
Legends because they have been master motivators, facilitators, and teachers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Self Reliance Program. Here, in Australia, they have had great success in working with the missionaries and the members! Top picture L-R Sister Auatabu, Elder Fala, Elder Smith, & Sister Manukau. Elder Smith & Elder were trying to be helpful to Sister Snell but ended up coping over her only copy of the English language test applications! But Sister Snell was brilliant and somehow found another copy and saved the day! We absolutely adore this amazing Senior Couple and will miss them greatly as they head for home, England, in early May, 2018.
Our activity was a success. We did the volleyball thing, then came in church for lunch – sang to our Birthday Elders – Bryner, Shortland, and Siaw – and games. Bohnanza and Pirates games were hits. Bean fields were springing up all over the place and throwing the dice made two Las Vegans feel right at home. We had a wonderful day full of joy and goodness. Having sisters in the district is such a plus. We love all the missionaries! Refreshed! Now pressing forward again. – finding God’s precious sheep.