Beautiful weather! Samoan picker volley ball, Tongan picker basketball, Cricket for the families – the Tu’imoala’s and the Young/O’Neal families were well represented! And of course visiting, watching, and sitting on the porch was also a favorite – especially for Sister Smith
Pictures top Left – L-R Sister Manukau, Emily Young, Sister Auatabu – Right L-R Connor Young, Elder Smith
We just love this happy family. Our wonderful missionaries – Sister Manukau & Auatabu teach what the Savior would teach if He were here – all about Heavenly Father’s Plan for them. Romana smiles because she feels the joy of the spirit of the Lord, the children draw pictures, Sister Treffene testifies, and we all feel edified.
Pictured – front is Jackson, middle L-R Sister Smith, Memphis, Andrew holding Diesel, Emily, back row L-R Connor, Elder Smith, Sister Auatabu, Sister Manukau, Sister Treffene, and Romana.
Top – Our Mildura Zone pictures with special guests, Elder and Sister Johnson, brand new Senior Couple! Conference Highlights! Bottom left – the Tongan and Samoan Picker Elders singing “Ye Elders of Israel” in English/Tongan/Samoan- Beautiful!! L-R Elders Bryner, Fangaiuiha, Fala, Maliu, Shortland, and Siaosi. Birthday gifts & tributes for Elders Bryner, Shortland, and Siaw by Sister Parker and companions.
Beautiful cake made by talented Sister Pioch – Remembrances of our faithful pioneer sisters whose examples of love and service we celebrate and try to follow. Joyful music and beautiful dancing. (Month behind on our posts – getting caught up – loving this busy opportunity to be missionaries and serve the Lord)
We went to the local elementary school with our neighbors behind us. It was a fun time with good music(country western) and fun things for the children. Upper right is the Mother of the young family with Memphis 2nd youngest. Lower right is Jackson with a arm painting rather than face. And on the left is our bishops daughter trying to break the board that Memphis broke when he kicked it. Sister Smith is standing by the bishops oldest Daughter Sanee. Our bishop has 9 children.
We have been making cookies on a weekly basis and spreading them out to Mildura residents. Note the 27 lb. watermelon that we cut. The rind is mega thin but the meet is oh so sweet.