Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Oklahoma City Mission

Zone Leader Council-August 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

Departures-Aug 4, 2011

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-Aug 3, 2011

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

Journal signing

Elder Burnett

New Missionary Training-July 2011

New Missionaries studying together in preparation for new missionary jeopardy quizzing them on the geography, leadership, and other mission information.

Long day...

Leadership Training Meeting-July 2011

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

LTM Luncheon

Tuesday afternoon it was time for Preach My Gospel Jeopardy!

The set-up

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!

The winners!

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

LTM Participants

Sisters Weaver, Buckley, Grant, and Brown

Elders Karl, Frampton, Hansen, Atkinson, Timoteo, Nordstrom, Phillips, Ali'ifua

Sister Davey, Elder Adair, Elder Ali'ifua