Weekend in Fredericton and Hampton New Brunswick

We traveled to Fredericton for a single adult conference and then on to Hampton for church on Sunday.  Loved meeting the faithful saints in that area who were so kind.  Also, had a nice visit with our faithful Elders Taylor and Wanlass.  They are doing great work there in the Kennebecasis Ward (not sure of the spelling!?)

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Elder Taylor (L) & Elder Wanlass (R)

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Their creative proselytizing ideas.

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NEW MISSIONARIES–JULY 15, 2015

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Starting Left Front: Elder & Sister Stewart, Sister Tate & Sister Dutson Back: Elder Dudley, Elder Stratton, Elder Breinholt, Elder Erickson, & Elder Goeders

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Front Sister Tate & Sister Dutson Back: Elder Breinholt, Elder Stratton, Elder Dudley, Elder Goeders, and Elder Erickson

So far just a couple of photos of our new arrivals.  Hope to have more to post later.  They are going to make great missionaries!

Zone Conference in Moncton, NB

Yesterday we had a wonderful zone conference in New Brunswick.  The training was exceptional and the missionaries happy and fun to be with.  Hope you enjoy the photos of these great missionaries. We tried to get photos of everyone, but they don’t always cooperate!

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More photos.

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We have included a couple of photos taken from our car window on the drive there.  Wildflowers are everywhere on the sides of the road.

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First Transfer Week

Last week was our first transfer week.  Tuesday evening we got 5 new (and tired) missionaries.  They had been traveling since 3 a.m. that morning.  We spent Wednesday training and feeding them and Thursday morning they were out the door on their way to their new areas.  Very excited to get to know this wonderful group of missionaries.

(Photos to Come)

Our departing missionaries attended a temple session Thursday at 3 p.m.  They then arrived at the mission home for dinner, a wonderful testimony meeting, and free time.  We all had a wonderful time while President Pratt was in bed sick for two days (hence the reason he is missing in the photos).  He recovered in time to take the missionaries to the airport Friday morning.  We didn’t spend a lot of time with these missionaries, but we miss them–they were so awesome!  Hope they are enjoying their time as civilians.

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A Love Of Recycling

A bit of trivia–Atlantic Canada has a very elaborate garbage recycling system.  The first time we came across it was at Tim Hortons (an iconic sandwich chain) on the night we flew into Halifax.  It took 5 minutes to throw out the trash.  Some of our missionaries have served out their entire mission without quite conquering the system.

We came across a typical example of this system at one of our own chapels.

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JOURNEY TO NEWFOUNDLAND (Zone Conference #3)

We arrived in balmy Newfoundland at 3 a.m. due to a delayed flight.  Had a fantastic zone conference at the Hotel Gander with the faithful missionaries of Newfoundland.  We were all a bit tired from our travels, but still managed to enjoy our time together and feed our spirits (and bellies) with a warm lunch provided by the hotel.

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A WARM WELCOME.

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THE GIBB EYEBROW!

Nova Scotia Zone Conference (Day 2 of Mission Tour)

Met in our lovely Dartmouth Chapel next door to the temple.  There was a great spirit of unity at the conference.  We had a wonderful lunch prepared by the Cole Harbor Ward.  In appreciation of this kind act of service, the missionaries sang “We’ll Bring The World His Truth” for the Cole Harbor R.S. Sisters.  It felt like we were standing among a portion of God’s Army!

Dartmouth Chapel

DARTMOUTH CHAPEL

View of the temple from the Dartmouth Chapel.

VIEW OF TEMPLE FROM DARTMOUTH CHAPEL DOORS

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Nova Scotia Zone Conference Group Shot

Nova Scotia Zone Conference Group Shot

Nova Scotia Zone Conference With Sisters' Doing 5BX Moves

Nova Scotia Zone Conference With Sisters Doing 5BX Moves