Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our wonderful office staff!

Picture #1 - Sister Mackay - Assistant to the President!

Picture #2 - Elder Mackay - Mission Accountant!

Picture #3 - Sister Langford - Service Missionary!

Picture #5- Elder DuVall - Fleet Manager!

Picture #5 - Sister DuVall - Baptismal Records and Mail!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hamilton Zone Conference Lunch

We have a marvelous sister in Hamilton named Sue Thomson who provides the most incredible meals and treats for our missionaries---all the missionaries love to serve in Hamilton if only for the Zone Conference luncheons! Thank you Sister Thomson and crew!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Leadership of Niue!

From left to right: Albert and Ida Hekesi (1st Counselor in Alofi Branch), President and Sister Hekau (President of Alofi Branch), President and Sister Porter (NZAM President), President and Sister Hekau (senior-2nd Counselor Alofi Branch), Elder Hogle (missionary), President and Sister Togiamana (President of Lakepa-Toi Branch), Elder Kakau (missionary).

The wonderful Saints in Niue!

We were privileged to visit with the 2 branches on the island of Niue! What a choice group of people that we now consider our friends!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is what it is all about---Bringing souls unto Christ!

The Faatanuga Family and Tom Tuilata Baptism -25 Oct. 2008
Elder Steen baptizes, Elder Ziesel is witness.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

You have got to love missionaries!!!!!

Elder Drake and Elder Cline ready to hit the road!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A closer look at our newest NZAM missionaries!

Their mothers knew it!

An incoming missionary who was asked "what are some of your hopes for your mission," replied, "I would like to be the kind of missionary that my Mom think I am!" I had to smile and thought of Alma 56:47-48 where the stripling warriors "had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them. And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, said: We do not doubt our mothers knew it." Those amazing mothers are still here among us! Thank you for what you have done to prepare these Latter-day warriors to serve the Lord with all their heart, mind and strength---you are the true heros!

Eleven new ready missionaries joined us Oct. 8th!

We welcomed in 11 more ready missionaries the next day! First stop is to "One Tree Hill" - overlooking Auckland, and it was a nice clear day---just a bit windy! Elder Adams is first on the far left, then Elders Hayes, Christensen, President Porter, Me, Sister Taumani, Elders Tulia, Tau, and Stevenson-Haimono! They are a humble group and we are thrilled to have them!

Farewell to some great missionaries!

We said, goodbye to some wonderful missionaries on the 6th of October. From left to right, rear: Elders Farmer, Wood, Fisher, Lefler, and Alberts. Sister Paletua is sitting on the coach with President and me. Leaving a mission knowing you have done your very best is such a gift!