Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jimmy Carter's home in Plains, Georgia


The giant peanut with Jimmy Carter's toothy grin--April 2015

This is the boyhood home of our 39th President from Plains, Georgia

Drive by shooting of Jimmy Carter's home--Photo Shoot--Don't Stop, Keep Moving--April 2014

Newnan Georgia


City Hall in Newnan, Georgia was reconstructed in 2005--The original building was used as a hospital in the Civil War

CIty Hall is a beautiful building

Mission presidents conference--April 2015--Atlanta Airport Merri


President and SIster Berry--Florida Orlando Mission

Elder and SIster Craig Zwick of the Presidency of the North America Southeast Area

President and Sister Craig--Florida Jacksonville Mission

Elder and Sister Allgaier--Area Medical Adviser

President and Sister Hanks and President and Sister Hansen taking a break

Elder Bean preparing his medical presentation for the Mission Presidents wives

Okefenokee Swamp


There are alligators and lily  pads in Okefenokee Swamp
More gators and lily pads

St Augustine--April 2015




In 1821 a yellow fever outbreak was the demise of many citizens of St. Augustine

View on the top of Fort San Marcos De Castillo in St. Augustine overlooking the bay

Ancient Cathedral Basilica in St Auguastine

I love these archways just outside Ripley's "Believe It or Not" museum.

Another view of the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine, Florida

Renovation of the Flagler College in St. Augustine

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Arrivals and departures, April 20, 22nd.



Sister Bernier has a special place in our heart. She served in the Kissimmee Ward with us. She departs tomorrow for Idaho.
We enjoyed having dinner with Sister Bernier and her companions.










Senior district and visit to wild Florida.

We went to wild Florida on Saturday, April 18 and took a airboat ride. I made some alligator sugar cookies C frosted them with green frosting.









Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Clare's depart from the mission--Last day for Matt's family in Orlando.


The office staff for the Florida Orlando Mission had lunch at Azteca for the Clare's. They leave tomorrow after serving so faithfully as MLS and in the office. We call Sister Clare mama bear. She took good care of the missionaries (her little cubs) wherever she served. Elder Clare has a quiet smile all the time. May the Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet again.

This is the last day for Matt's family to be with us so CP and I went with them to Magic Kingdom. (Notice Emma likes to take pictures). Matthias and I watched Bear Country Jamboree 3 times while the others went on Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain. 

Elder Bean bought me a new hat at the Magic Kingdom. The Florida humidity keeps my hair a mess so hats help..

We stayed late in Magic Kingdom to watch the light parade and fire works

In the middle of the crowds at Magic Kingdom CP shot some great pictures. 

Emma gets a great view of the light parade in Magic Kingdom on her daddy's shoulders.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Casselberry Art and Music Festival and Indian River Festival in NorthTitusville


Sisters Crowley/Arsenault at the booth event in Casselberry. Notice framed picture of the Savior on the table. We had a free drawing to give it away. These sisters were thrilled and I know Elder Bean was inspired to invite them to come tonight .

We were so proud of Elders Whitaker/Penhold who took it upon themselves to arrange for the Booth Event in Casselberry. We talk to the people about familysearch.org and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Lake Concord Park is a beautiful setting for the Music and Art Festival held monthly in Casselberry.

 Lake Concord Park is beautiful--there is even a small splash-pad. Our Casselberry booth event gave us the opportunity to talk to people about our love for the Savior and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints.
Sisters Sparks/Weston and Elders Coon/Cowan enjoyed talking to the people at Indian River Festival in Titusville on Saturday April 11, 2015--our second booth event this week-end!.

Monday, April 6, 2015

General Conference Week End


Emma turned four on Easter Sunday. It was General Conference weekend. It is wonderful to have Conference on Easter.
Quotes from General Conference:
Satan does everything in his power to dilute, distort, and destroy the truth of the Gospel and to keep us from truth. In order for us and our families to withstand the pressure of the world, we must be filled with light and gospel truth. Esplin
                   In our lives we will have temptations and trials. Temple attendance will give us strength to withstand those        temptations. Stay safely and steadfastly on the Lords side of the line. Thomas S. Monson                                                    Grace opens the windows of Heaven and Grace unlocks the gates of Heaven. We obey out of love for Him Uchtdorf
 Easter Sunday, the most sacred day of the year. We cannot fully comprehend the Atonement of Jesus Christ but we know he was and is the Savior of the world. Holland
How can you ensure that your behavior on the Sabbath will lead to Joy and rejoicing. Neilson
Faith is to recognize the hand of the Lord in our lives and in everything around us. Causse
Believe in God. Believe that He is. Man doeth not comprehend all things that God can. Wixom
When a woman strengthens the faith of a child, she contributes to the strength of a family, now and in the future. Stephens