Around 106 missionaries attended this conference on December 20 at 8:30 A.M. at the Villawood Church building. We had wonderful training by President and Sister Howes on the apostasy, reformation and then the restoration. Several missionaires shared their talents with us; we had a great lunch; and then the movie 'Luther'. The part they all enjoy the most is reuniting with each other and receiving their gifts from home!!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We celebrated Arvin's birthday this year at the RSL club in Campbelltown with the Ngati family! The Ngati family is from the Cook Islands. The RSL club has a really nice buffet at lunch with lots of yummy choices from meats, salads, oriental and desserts!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Arvin and I flew out of Sydney on October 29th on Quantas. We had to walk to our plane and we were way in the back!! It was a 2 and 1/2 hour flight with a time change of 1 hour and a half....weird.
Off we go to Alice Springs almost smack dab in the center of Australia. Arvin has always wanted to go to Alice Springs...fulfilling his dreams!!!!
Monday afternoon at 5 P.M. we had arranged for me to ride a camel. Marcus is the owner of Pyndan Camel Tracks! Marcus has property about 20 minutes from Alice Springs where he lives with his family and his camel business. He captured his 13 camels in the wild. There is reported to be 1 and a half million wild camels in Australia!!
Elder Morrissette from California and Elder Taukala from Sydney and the cousin Ezra . We treated them to Hungry Jack (Burger King) as it is called in Australia because they did not have much business when it was Burger King!! Elder Taukala had turned down a million dollar contract with a Rugby team to come on his mission.A lot of Aboriginal people live in Alice Springs. We celebrated Halloween at the Branch building on Wednesday. They had invited lots of people from town...was a fun event! We visited the Flying doctors museum, Anzac Hill and the Telegraph Station.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Our next adventure was seeing the whitest sand in the world (or so they say)! This was at Jervis Bay. The sand was so soft and fine not gritty.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
What a happy group! Jorgensen, Horrocks, Crawford, Hill, Kohlerts, Harper.
President and Sister Barr were our tour guides for the day. President Barr is the Sydney Temple President. They are great people ....did not get a picture of them! They provided a wonderful trip for all of us!
We left from the Misson office at 8:00 A.M. and traveled 168 km north of Sydney to Morpeth. Morpeth is a historic inland river port with a beautiful riverside setting. The town was established around 1801.
Arvin sitting with Elder Horrocks on the bathtub outside a curio shop!!
THE REALLY EXCITING PART OF OUR TRIP....KANGAROOS!!