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Oklahoma City Mission
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Back Row: Elder Frampton, President Taylor, Elder Soto, Elder Atkinson, Elder Hansen, Elder Forsyth, Elder Wilson, Elder Ellsworth, Elder Riggs, Front Row: Elder Timoteo, Elder Olsen, Elder Kimber, Elder Linford, Elder Cook
Elder Harman, Elder Chun, Elder Palmer, Elder Burnett, Elder Hutchins, Elder Parke, Elder Glazier, Elder Schleitwiler the morning of their flights home
With President & Sister Taylor
Elder Goodrich, Elder Woolley, and Elder Glazier
Elder Woolley with the Taylors prior to his departure
The Peters upon their arrival in OK. They will be serving in Seymour and Vernon, Texas
Elder Hatch with President & Sister Taylor prior to his departure for home
Transfer Day was held August 3rd in Moore, OK. There are several phases to transfers. First, we have new missionaries and their trainers arrive and provide some training. Then we have the trainers remove their nametags and come into the room with the new missionaries, who have studied the trainers names and faces. The new missionaries do pretty well at identifying each missionary!
Trainers on the left, new missionaries on the right getting quizzed about trainers names
Time to meet their trainers:
Sister Christensen & Sister Bennett
Elder Allen & Wells
Elders Olsen & Kimber meet Elder Doyle
Elder Fuller & Elder Ali'ifua
Elder Damon & Elder Clements
Elder Franco & Christensen
Elder Fransen & Elder Hardt
Elder Ortiz & Elder Loosle
Elder Karl & Elder Clontz
Elder Cronin-Leavitt & Elder Christensen
Elder Peper & Elder Callahan, Elder Jacobson & Elder Adair
Trainers & new missionaries gather together for some additional training
Time for transfer meeting--all the missionaries come into Moore to meet their new companions and travel back to their areas.
After transfer meeting all the departing missionaries load up and head to the temple for one last session together, then its off to the mission home for exit interviews and some final meetings.
Elder Burnett, Elder Scheitwiler, Elder Harman, Elder Glazier, Sister and President Taylor, Elder Chun, Elder Park, Elder Hutchins, Elder Palmer
Elder Park, Elder Frampton, Elder Glazier, Elder Palmer, Elder Ellsworth, and Elder Harman eating the farewell dinner
Elder Parke, Elder Timoteo, Elder Frampton
July 19-22, 2011 our mission held a Leadership Training Meeting for all the leaders of the mission. This four day meeting focused on the "Fundamentals of Preach My Gospel", several bonus sessions on varying topics, and lots of fun activities
Elder Fransen & Elder Karl
Elder Phillips, Elder Madsen, Elder Soto
Monday night we all joined together to cut out the mission's new plan of salvation visual aids. We cut out over 3,000 pieces in an hour, all while watching the new Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration video
Let the sorting begin!
After cutting and sorting it was time to assemble the kits for missionaries to use
Tuesday afternoon it was time for Preach My Gospel Jeopardy!
Elder Phillips (starting at left, clockwise), Elder Soto, Elder Hansen, Sister Turner, Elder Cook, Elder Ali'ifua, Elder Karl
From left: Elder Peper, Sister Davey, Elder Ortiz, Elder Cronin-Leavitt, Sister Porter, Sister Hodgson
Elder Duke, Elder Francis, Sister Buckley, Sister Weaver, Sister Brown, Elder Olsen, Elder Madsen, Elder Palmer
From Left: Elder Chronister, Elder Downs, Elder Naisbitt, Elder Nordstrom, Elder Gonzalez, Elder Fransen, Elder Damon, Elder Mairs
Elder Frampton, Sister Bennett, Elder Linford, Elder Mudaliar, Elder Allen, Elder Adair, Elder Jacobson
Sister Grant, Elder Forsyth, Elder Kimber, Elder Timoteo, Sister Pace, Elder Riggs, Elder Wilson, Elder Atkinson
Let the games begin!
Winning Team: (Front Row) Sister Grant, Elder Timoteo, Elder Riggs, Sister Pace, (Back Row) Elder Forsyth, Elder Kimber, Elder Atkinson, Elder Wilson
Sisters with Elder & Sister Clark
Getting ready to sing "We'll bring the world his truth" in appreciation for our great lunch
Sisters Weaver, Buckley, Grant, and Brown
Elders Karl, Frampton, Hansen, Atkinson, Timoteo, Nordstrom, Phillips, Ali'ifua
Sister Davey, Elder Adair, Elder Ali'ifua