Sweet sorrow

Oh, how we love these people! A special treat by request: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup cheesecake They are all so happy. We wish them all the best as they move forward into the next awesome part of their lives.

New Arrivals

All our new missionaries arrived safely yesterday. Today they met their new companions, received some training, and went their way to their first areas. Those who were assigned to areas that suffered damage during hurricane Michael will have many opportunities to serve there as the clean up efforts continue. This is a special group. They … More New Arrivals


Remember when these kinds of phones were the latest greatest thing? You really had to want to call somebody to go through the dialing process on a phone like this one that I had when I was growing up. Now in our mission, missionaries all come with their own Smartphone. (New missionaries please refer to … More Phones

MLC March 2018

We love spending time with our mission leaders. They set a great tone of diligence, obedience, and faith. We had a fun activity, splitting into teams to build models of temples out of the materials supplied by the Assistants. Some of them were pretty good; some did not turn out so well…

Our Travelling Life

Within minutes of arriving home after a road trip, President Smith has his bag completely empty and he is starting a load of laundry. My approach is to live out of my suitcase until it empties itself that way or until I have to pack again for another trip. There are many ways to tackle … More Our Travelling Life

FHE at the Mission Home

Occasionally we invite the missionaries to a family home evening at the mission home. We try to model all the elements of the meeting including songs, “family business”, lesson, activity, and, of course, refreshments.  We played a fun game that involved a cup of flour and a penny…and a few noses!

Dothan Zone Conference

Sometimes certain people get a hold of my phone and they take a million selfies. I promised I would take the worst ones and post them. And here’s a nice one… just because. The “Gratitude Glasses” help us all to remember to look at life with a more thankful heart.