Elder & Sister Snell – Self Reliance Legends!

IMG_0522Legends 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.

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Mildura district/zone activity… Birthdays!!,volleyball and games!

IMG_0527Our 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.

Red Hot Peppa’s anyone?!!

We had the Young family that lives behind us over for some pepper tasting. We inherited a garden from the Buckners(previous senior couple in Mildura) and a plant of hot peppers came with it. The tasting ritual went well until it came to the little fellow front and center(Jackson). He had difficulty comprehending that his mouth wasn’t going to burn up and spent a few minutes letting the world know about it. The family members are from LtoR Emily, Andrew, Jackson, Connor, also Cody (Andrew’s mate) and Memphis gulping water. I did my part but didn’t chew into it.

The Berri Branch, a happening place!

Upper left, we met the newest convert in the branch, Sister Lucy. She is from the Solomon Islands, upper middle the Perkins family, converts of a year, Upper right Shirley in center with her friend. Shirley owns a second hand store in Berri. Right center Samantha Patel with President McKay, Sister McKay and their son Ryan(1st councilor in branch presidency), lower right the Murray river, lower left, Elders with Samantha and Sister Smith