Transfer #8 * September 27 ~ November 7, 2017 * Awesome Transfer!

GOLDENS ~ ARRIVE ~ SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

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GOLDENS! SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 ~ Sister Datt And Elders: Lin, McAlister, Watson, Van Der Lindon, Brown, Burnett, Waqalevu, Chen, Chatwin, and McSwains
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Goldens with their Trainers ~ Sisters: Datt/Torres ~ Elders: Lin/Bast ~ McAlister/Tahere ~ Van Der Lindon/ Martin ~ Brown/Nicotra ~ Burnett/Huang ~ Chatwin/Wang ~ Waqalevu/Ho ~ Watson/Paulino ~ Chen/Johnson ~

Off they go ~ don’t you just LOVE the selfies! 

MLC ~ SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

BAPTISMS & SETTING-APARTS ~ SEPT. – OCT. 2017

ZONE CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 2, 2017 ~ SUNSHINE~ BRISBANE~ BRISBANE NORTH~ & CLEVELAND ZONES ~ FOREST GLEN CHAPEL

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ZONE CONFERENCE ~ OCTOBER 3, 2017 ~ CHINESE ~ EMP ~ COOMERA ~ GOLD COAST ZONES ~ UPPER COOMERA CHAPEL

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ZONE CONFERENCE ~ OCTOBER 4, 2017 ~ CENTENARY ~ IPSWICH ~ IPSWICH WEST ~ LOGAN ZONES ~ KARAWATHA CHAPEL 

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WEEK #3 GOLDEN ORIENTATION!  THE PICTURES SAY IT ALL! OCTOBER 12-13, 2017

CLOSING SONG ~ “I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES”

OCTOBER 13-16, 2017 ~ ROCKY WITH THE TARR’S AND THE AWESOME MISSIONARIES ~ ROCK HAMPTON DISTRICT CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 17-18, 2017 ~ CAIRNS WITH HOUSERS AND THE WONDERFUL MISSIONARIES.

A DRIVE DOWN THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL TABLELANDS! WITH OUR 2 AP’S! And then the MISSIONARIES WITH THE REDD’S IN TOWNSVILLE:) October 19, 2018

New Missionaries came in while we were gone! They are awesome. Elder Smiley, Elder Lee, and Elder Fung.  OCTOBER 18, 2017

COMPANIONS~ WE LOVE EACH OTHER!  NEVER A DULL MOMENT.  GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!  LOVE YOUR COMPANION:)

AUSTRALIA BRISBANE TEMPLE!  taken by Alex Tramachii while on top of the Temple!  

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OCTOBER 27-31, 2017 ~ MISSION PRESIDENT’S SEMINAR ~ SUVA, FIJI!  It was wonderful!   Met with Parents, RM, Area, and other mission presidents and wives! 

November 1 – 2, 2017 ~ Home to Interviews and more interviews & MLC with a couple of Zone FHE! 

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MLC ~ AUGUSTINE HEIGHTS CHAPEL
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FHE W/ CENTENARY AND IPSWICH ZONES

November 3, 2017 ~ FHE with Brisbane and Logan Zones 

MISSION PRESIDENCY JULY 1, 2016 ~ NOVEMBER 4, 2017 ~ President McSwain, President Tramacchi, President Houser, and Elder Clyde w/ Dan Hardman and Paul Davies (not in picture) 

November 5, 2017 ~ Our good friends Con and Gloria Housers return home! They wore themselves out in the Missionary Service.  We will miss them!!

NOVEMBER 6 & 7, 2017 ~ DEPARTING MISSIONARIES ~ 

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ELDERS: Iufoni, Soakai, Edmonds, Peacock, Toronto, Rossi, Panelo, & Evangelista SISTERS: Hoiesi, Ding, Rongthong, Costa, & Tang w/ Sister and President McSwain

WE MET SISTER DING AND SISTER TANG IN THE MTC! AND NOW THEY HAVE GONE HOME!  TIME FLIES!   WE ARE GOING TO MISS ALL THESE WONDERFUL MISSIONARIES.  “TILL WE MEET AGAIN”  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE:)

Transfer #7 AUGUST 16 ~ SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

NEW  INTAKES ARE ALWAYS THE BEST WITH a NEW GOLDEN SPIRIT!  

August 16, 2017

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LOVE FHE With the CHINESE ZONE! CONGRATULATIONS:)
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Wing Wednesday with investigator Geoffrey Ward
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EMP ZONE ~ FHE ~ CONGRATULATIONS!  Yum BBQ~ Hamburgers and the fixings.

ZONE CONFERENCES~ August 22, 23, & 24, 2017

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ZONE CONFERENCE @ Kangaroo Point Chapel ~ Brisbane, Brisbane North, Sunshine, and Cleveland Zones ~ August 22, 2017
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ZONE CONFERENCE @ Raceview Chapel ~  Ipswich, Ipswich West, Centenary, and Logan Zones August 24, 2017

TIME OUT FOR WOMEN~GOLD COAST~QUEENSLAND~AUSTRALIA~AUGUST 26, 2017

  We were given tickets for all Sisters (almost) those up North were not able to come.  I wish I could of gotten pictures of everyone.  It was a wonderful day!  We were all lifted and our testimonies were strengthened.  We are ready to go forward again!  And we will never forget this awesome opportunity!!!

~ ROCK HAMPTON ~ AUGUST 29, 2016 ~ WONDERFUL MISSIONARIES! ~

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Elders Parry, Etilage, Contreas,Aspacio, Sisters Rongthong, Hoiesi, Broome, McSwain, Ezekiela, &  Elder and Sister Tarr

 

~ MLC (MISSION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL) ~ August 30, 2017 ~

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ALWAYS AN UPLIFTING TIME TO BE WITH THE LEADERS OF THE MISSION.  A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE TO COUNCIL WITH THEM.  THEY STRENGTHEN OUR TESTIMONIES ~ ALWAYS!  

CAIRNS DISTRICT CONFERENCE WEEKEND.  First with the missionaries then A wonderful  CONFERENCE with an  AREA SEVENTY AND HIS WIFE ~ THE DUDFIELD’S.  September 1-4, 2017

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Sisters Uili, Day, Shakin and Watene & Elders Sautia, Pugsley, Johnson, Smoot, HoChing, and Fukofuka
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THE Gardner’s, Luki’s, Housers, and the Dudfields ~ McSwain’s taking the picture!

Beautiful Travel Time to Townsville!  Good Company:)

Townsville Zone Conference ~ Sept. 5, 2017 ~ then back home again.

Missionaries in Townsville and Mt Isa ~ the best!  Love them all:)

Arriving back home and we have our last night with the Beans!  How we will miss them.  Then the next morning we get a GOLDEN.  Our Beautiful Sister Shan from Tahiti.  She joins her companions in the English Language School.  Sister Liu and Tehoari.  Sept. 5-6.

GOLDEN ORIENTATION ~ REAL PLAYS ~ G-QING ~ DOOR KNOCKING ~ TEACHING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS ~ LOVING IT!!

Golden Orientation

Elders: He, Walburger, Saban, Bast, Nordfelt, Weed, Prows, and Lal Sisters: Hargadon, Mitsuyama, and Doig Seniors: Clydes, Briggs, Sister Bown and Mathews, and McSwains

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GOLDENS AND THEIR TRAINERS

CLOSING SONG ~ “I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES!” Going forth with the Flame of FAITH like a Golden.  WE CAN DO THIS!  WE DO HARD, GOOD, THINGS! 

EMP ZONE FHE ~ CONGRATULATIONS MISSIONARIES FOR MEETING YOUR GOALS! WHAT A FUN NIGHT!!!  September 11, 2017

Senior Conference ~ September 14-16, 2017 ~ THANK YOU ELDER & SISTER CLYDE! 

Grandma Jo passed away on September 14, 2017 ~ 3 days after her 65 year Wedding Anniversary.  I was able to make it home for the funeral, on Sept. 19, 2017.  

Our FAMILY is the best.  Gathered and spent time with me as much as possible.  It was so fun and wonderful to see everyone ~ even if it was only for a few days.  LOVE THE MCSWAIN CREW!  They are AWESOME 🙂

OUR LAST GOOD-BYES FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.  IT WAS A WONDERFUL VISIT.  A BLESSING TO BE THERE FOR A BIT!  HEAPS OF GRATITUDE.  Sept. 23, 2017

DEPARTING MISSIONARIES!  SMALL POWERFUL GROUP.  WE WILL MISS EACH OF YOU! SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2017

END OF ANOTHER GREAT TRANSFER!  We LOVE our MISSIONARIES and will MISS you!  September 26, 2017

TRANSFER # 6 FOR 2017! JULY 5 – AUG 15

A WONDERFUL TRANSFER ~ WITH WONDERFUL MISSIONARIES ~ AND WONDERFUL MEMORIES

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Elders: Top, Misa, Bean, Miller, Peng, Elms, and Cowcill, Sisters: Ash, Kaumaitotoya, Roberts Curran, and Olney w/ McSwains
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Goldens with their Trainers

JULY 5TH *NEW GOLDENS*  ELDERS:  Bean,Cowcill, Elms, Miller, Misa, Peng,  & Top  Sisters: Ash, Curran, Faletagoa’i, Kaumaitotoya, Olney, & Roberts

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Sunday ~ July 9, 2017 ~ YSA Fireside w/Chinese Missionaries AND Celebrating their favorite Assistants Birthday! He loves speaking their language:) ELDER JACKSON!

JULY 11-13, 2017 ~ ZONE CONFERENCES ~ w/THE GRAHAMS FROM THE AREA            #1 ~ JULY 11, ~ Braken Ridge ~ Zones Sunshine Coast, Brisbane North, Brisbane, & Cleveland

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Musical Number ~ Sister Robles and Sister Olney

#2 ~ JULY 12, ~ Karawatha ~ Zones -Gold Coast, Coomera, EMP, and Chinese

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ELDER PIERCE AND HIS BEAUTIFUL VOICE!

Rock Hampton and Mt Isa Skyped in to Zone Conference

#3 ~ JULY 13, ~ Brassall ~ Zones ~ Ipswich, Ipswich West, Centenary, and Logan

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JULY 15, 2017 ~ A WONDERFUL VISIT ~ MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME THE NEWEST GRANDCHILD ~ Kacen James McSwain! along with his brother Trey and His Mom and Dad, Melissa and Trevor McSwain

 JULY 15-18, 2017  HIGHLIGHTS OF THEIR TIME WITH US! Koala Santuary, a Baptism, Dinner with a hopeful investigator, and Mt Cootha.

 JULY 20-21, 2017 – Golden Orientation – can you spy the newest Missionary?