Friday, August 24, 2012


       How are ya'll doing?  We hope all is well since we just saw pictures of the flooding in Huntington Canyon and in Enoch.  Hope your homes were safe Rog & Arlene, and Neil and family.
           We are still having many fun adventures here on our mission and just thought we'd send a few pictures.


Just came outside the door one day and these large mushrooms were everywhere!

          This day, we were on our way to meet a new investigator.  The picture was taken out the front window of our car.  We were pushing water as we drove slowly through the neighborhood.  With the water so deep, we were praying that we would make it there.  The white posts on each side of the street are mail boxes.  When we arrived, our license plate was bent up - sticking straight out,  and long pine needles were poking out  everywhere from the hood of the car.  This was a short storm too.  It really knows how to rain here!


       Our FAVORITE DISTRICT!!!  It was another fun preparation day with the Sisters and Elders over to play tennis, volleyball and to barbeque.  We really love these valiant missionaries! We have since gone through another transfer (sad) and now have a new Sister missionary and a new Elder from Gooding, Idaho.  (Good friends with our daughter, Kimberly's family).  The Elder - front and center is from Price, Utah.  What a small world!

This picture is of a machine harvesting the tobacco.  There are also fields of cotton, soy beans and corn.


        These sisters taught me how to make a "Banana Pudden"  It was a surprise for the Sister missionaries as transfers were coming in a few days and they had been wanting some "pudden." 


         Elder Myer's birthday cake - A TRIPLE LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE!!  We also had a birthday dinner at the sister's house and this was Lannie's delicious creation!               We have such wonderful times as we meet with them and the Sister missionaries to talk about the gospel.

       Our Institute Opening Social  on Wednesday night.  This is the salty cupcake object lesson.  Guess which person got the only sweet one on the tray.  We have some great times with the members of our Young Singles Branch!  We have a Wonderful new teacher, Bro. Day and we look forward to learning about the New Testament.

Well this is the end of our slide show.  You can wake up now!   We think about your always.  We are so appreciative of your prayers and care of our home.  Each time we share about the Gospel of Jesus Christ our testimony grows stronger and we have a greater love for our Savior Jesus Christ.  We love you!  Take care! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

          Seems like the time has really flown since we got back from Utah.  With a new Mission President come new changes.  We now meet once a month in New Bern in a  Zone Meeting and once a month in Kinston for a Zone Conference.  On the other weeks, we meet as a District.  These meetings are so great!  We really feel the Lord's spirit here while training to become better missionaries.

          We finished our last Institute lesson and Closing Social.  The Lord really blessed us as the attendance increased each time.  For the Closing Social, we held a Murder Mystery Dinner (Catered) and one student, a Drama teacher, loaned us the weapons (extra large size) for our table decorations and costumes  We had so many things - wigs, canes, fur coats, hats - you name it.  It was SOOOO  FUN!   And no one even guessed that it was from the Book of Mormon.

 Showing our age here with the Sister Missionaries.
          We've had lots of fun with the Couple missionaries as well.  We attended a Baseball game at Duke University where  Roger got the foul ball.  Our Mission President has a son-in-law who is one of the pitchers on the team. We also enjoyed a meal of Mongolian Stir fry.  Last week-end, Pres. and Sister Bernhisel invited the couples to a bar-be-que at the Mission home and then we enjoyed a session at the Raleigh Temple the next day.

            Greenville is still as beautiful as ever!! So many trees are in bloom everywhere - lots of  pinks, purples, white and reds.   And if we didn't already tell you, it really, really, really rains A LOT here.


         For the grand kids -we got a picture of a new friend we found one night hanging out with the roaches.
        The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true gospel here on the earth. Our Savior, Jesus Christ leads and directs His church.  We love seeing His hand in the work that we are doing.  We feel so blessed when all the pieces come together like many little miracles and we are able to find someone new (Keisha),  help teach a lesson (Jordan), give a Priesthood blessing (Sis. Best),  give a little service (Katie) or share a little love to someone lonely (Charlie).  This is a great work!  There is power in it and we feel so blessed that we can serve here.  Please help the missionaries in your area.  They need YOU - your prayers and referrals.  Thank you for all you do for us.  We love you!