We three kings never had is so good, no balky camels justMalvern Star bikes.”Same Old story, Wayward King finds sweet humble shepherdess and the rest is history(Australian Style)
Well, this was a big undertaking. We had all the missionaries in the Adelaide area for a “Barbie”, 2 zones at a time. The food was good, the company was heavenly and the spirit was high. It is a bit strange having a Barbie for Christmas, except for the doll type!
We had a wonderful evening Chez Gilligan’s, wonderful people, he is in the Mission Presidency and she serves as a stay at home missionary. We played the gift game and yours truly came away with 3 ties, thanks to the Gilligan’s spicing the pot. They own a men’s clothing store. All seniors were present. Upper picture (l to r). Elder Buckner, Elder Rohlfing, Sister Buckner, Sister Gilligan sitting, Sister Rohlfing, Sister Flanders, Pres. Gilligan sitting, Sister Petree, Sister Sennet, Pres. Parker sitting, Sister Parker Sitting, Sister Withington next to yours truly, Elder Withington and the Snells on the end.
We received a wonderful Christmas present in the form of 8 new missionaries. It starts an amazing week of training and getting to know them. Always exciting up front and somewhat fatiguing towards the end. Always WORTH IT!
We took these two in the early morning, Sister Collins has been in same ward for a year, thus when we got there, there were about 50 people there to see her off. She was an institution in that ward. Elder Gaastra was a great elder and served faithfully.
This group was full of wonderfully dedicated missionaries. We were able to have worked with them all in small ways. Upper picture from LtoR, Elder Dietze, Elder Nelson, Elder Payne, Elder Ellingson, Elder Burdge and Sister Fossett. One of our last trips to the airport!
The light the world blimp looks out of place in a blue sky with no snow, but hey, we’re in the Southern Hemisphere! It was an experiment this year but should fly more next. It takes a full large cylinder of Helium to fill it!