18 September, 2018

Ci Vediamo - the Okimoto Couple Go Home

Time flies by so very quickly on a mission.  
The cliche "it seems like only yesterday"
applies constantly.
We have just received this bubbly, energetic and generous couple
not so long ago, and now it is time
for them to go back to Utah.
They worked hard with both the Italian ward
and military ward in Vicenza.

Family back home certainly are glad to see them.
THIS family "back home" misses them.

Ci vediamo!
(see you again)

Thank you - thank you!

Senior Couples Conference/Adventure September

We enjoyed a full schedule seeing the sites of NE Italy.
Special thanks to the Shumakers and Okimotos 
for their hard work in organizing our activities.
It was all greatly enjoyed!

The Senior Couples are wonderful people.
They have left their families to adopt new families.
We are so grateful.

 Couples - Griffith, Okimoto, Allen, Keefer, Michelini, Shumaker, Gale, Neilsen

Candid dinner shots in Camisano Vicentino

The amazing Scrovegni Chapel
(Rainy day)

Duomo di Padua

Marostica Chess Game

Couples - Griffith, Neilsen, Gale, Shumaker, Allen, Michelini, Okimoto.
Mission - Keefer and Russo

We ended with a fireside.
It was a wonderful opportunity to spend time together.

Zone Conferences! Aug-Sep 2018

Today is a great day
for a great day!

Welcome to a glimpse of missionary life
as we gather together to learn and grow from
song, thoughts and trainings.
We train each other.
When the Spirit speaks it doesn't matter how old
the person is.
The Spirit speaks truth to us each
and from us each.

When you watch these young-in-the-gospel people
you will marvel at their maturity
and gospel savvy.

You will also marvel at their glow.
When you are with missionaries
EVERY day is a great day!

~Genova Zone~
Sorelle - Spencer, Berrey, Ewing (STL), Slla Allen, Dominguez (STL), Mason, Parker, Michelini
Anziani - Downs, Garner, Lombardi, Moody, Bona, Pres. Allen, Nogues, Castillejos,
Elwood, Ariante, Michelini,
Back Row - Jackson,Gleave, Heidemann (ZL), Calton (ZL), Moss, Shill, Thomas

~Toscana Zone~
  L-R - Anziano  e' Sorella Shumaker, DeAngelis, Frandsen, Cheney, Pearson (STL), Mitchell, Dean (STL), Dent, Delle Foglie, Slla Allen e' Pres Allen, Davey, Wood, Ruger, Rogers, (ZL) Miller, Ewell, Garofalo, Hendry (ZL)

~Venezia Zone~
Sorelle - Keefer, Haisman, Graver, Slla Allen, Dawson, Miller, Trevor, Pope, Okimoto
Anziani - Keefer, Walker, Paskett, Nordgran, McKinstry, Hakanson, Pres Allen, Brase,
Higham, Burkert, Haws (ZL), Kjar (ZL)

~Milano Est Zone~
Sorelle - Gale, Johnson, Stepherson, Cafagno, Button, Slla. Allen, Henderson, Epps (STL), Pacheco (STL), Stanton, Bowthorpe, Nelson
Anziani - Gale, Melchin, Hibbard, Bowden, Abplanalp, Favro, Pres. Allen, DiMassimo, Escalante, McCuen (ZL), Crowther, Leavitt, Wilson (ZL)

~Bologna Zone~
Front row - Sorelle Ashcraft, Larsen, Flores, Ringo, Santoro (STL), Stolk (STL), Anderson, Williams, (Sorella Allen) Anziani Giles, Rossi, Ruiz
Back Row - Anziani Douglas (ZL), Davidson (ZL), Gomez, Harrison, Welch, Cutrignelli, (Pres Allen) Workman, Blom, Baker, Petruzziello, Christensen, Stratton, Halterman

~Milano Ovest~
Sorelle - Russo, Sharp, Mays, Nelson, Walker (STL), Dominguez (STL) Peterson, (Sorella Allen) Bodily, Simpson, Reeder, Devonas, Roderer, Griffiths
Anziani - Russo, Laudert, Cahoon, Eusebi, Austin, Llerena, Christensen, (ZL) (Pres. Allen)  Russbuelt, Wickizer, Montalto, Marte, Ochs, (ZL) Rios, Griffiths

Sorelle - Snow, McConkie, Button (STL), Boome (STL), (Sorella Allen) Riley, Merl, Henson, Miller, Neilson
Anziani - Cedeno, Cako, Elliott, Wright, Gillett, Hepner, Goold, (Pres. Allen) Beaujeau, Schow, Tenney (ZL), Ross (ZL), Wilks, Albright, O'Riordan, Hatt, Brase, Neilsen

Candid shots of our days:


And this series of Zone Conferences ends.

We love these missionaries.
Pray for them to have the courage needed to be brave and work hard.
It isn't an easy task to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world.

The Lord loves them also.