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

GOLDEN ORIENTATION
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?

On a plane to Cairns ~ a few hours later! President was very tired.

JULY 22, 2017 ~ KURANDA ~ CAIRNS

JULY 23, 2017 ~ SUNDAY ~ Went to church @ Atherton Branch.  Did the waterfall loop on the way back to Cairns.  Took a wrong turn somewhere ~Haha.  We got to our Dinner Appointment about 2 Hours late!  The Housers were very kind:) and fed us anyway.  Then we got to interview all the Cairns missionaries. The only picture I got of the missionaries that night was Sister Day with Trey & G’ma!!

JULY 24th, 2017 ~ HARTLEY’S

JULY 25, 2017 ~ THE GREAT BARRIER REEF ~ What an experience.  The sea was rough and almost everyone on board got sick!  We were lucky and the boys slept through it.  Mark, Trev, and Lis went snorkeling with a guide, which was awesome.  But before we knew it, it was time to get back on the boat!  We were the last ones to get on ~ and there were no more seats!  Kacen was crying because it was dinner time, a cute couple saw our plight and gave up two seats for Melissa and I with Kacen.  After he was done ~ Melissa and Mark went up and out on the boat so they wouldn’t get sick and Trevor and I stayed in the seats with the boys.  We laughed because the seats we were sitting in were pretty gross from the ride over!  We had to just not think about it!  President set Josh Gardner apart later that night.  Going to serve 2 years in Perth.  His father is District President in Cairns. President and Yvonne Gardner.  We love them both.  He is also with his Grandparents, the Davies. 

JULY 26, 2017 ~ Last morning in Cairns ~ Got to ride the SkyRail down from Karanda. It had closed down on us the day we were up there. First time it had shut down in two and a half years!   Got the tickets free for this ride!

 

JULY 27, 2017 ~ BACK IN BRISBANE.  President back to WORK~ interviews while we had a day ~ swimming, going to the park, getting a sweet at the shop, and walking to the office to say Hello to everyone and Goodbye!  Only a couple days left. 

JULY 28, 2017 ~ BEACH DAY!  Problem: we didn’t find the good one till the Sun had gone down.  So Sad ~ Trey loved it!  SURFERS PARADISE…

JULY 29, 2017 ~ SATURDAY – SAD DAY! They were here and then gone!  We had a wonderful time.  Now it was TIME to get back to MISSIONARY WORK!  Yea! CALLAHANS ARE GETTING READY TO DEPART.  They come take Trev and Lis’s place at the home for their last couple of days.  So happy to have them here.  The Briggs’s have come to take their place and also, Sister Bown has joined us in the Office.  

JULY 31, 2017 ~ WE LOVE YOU CALLAHANS!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND LOVING HELP TO EACH OF THE MISSIONARIES AND THEIR MEDICAL NEEDS ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE PACIFIC AREA!! YOU WERE AMAZING.  

AUGUST 1-6, 2017  ~ Back to interviews with the Missionaries.  A surprise guest from Home!  Andrew and Sharon Cluff and their cute family.  Sharon is from Brisbane and her Sister got married today at the Brisbane Temple.

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Cluff Family Visit ~ Andrew from Farmington Utah ~ Sharon from Brisbane QLD and they live in Provo Utah now.

Gold Coast Zone reaches their Monthly Goals.  Great FHE night with them. 

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President, Elders: Smoot, Westbrook, Cahoon, Ng, Adams, Johnson, & Ahn
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Elders: Laspanas, Banks, Buchin, Evangelista, Sautia, Paulino, & Morris

At the Hospital to see Elder Yates.  Open Heart Surgery!  Prayers for him and Sister Yates.

McSwains, Clydes, Sister Yates, Osbornes, and Briggs
McSwains, Clydes, Sister Yates, Osbornes, and Briggs

AUGUST 7-13, 2017 ~ DELIBERATION WEEK!  PRAY FOR US:) 

MONDAY : CHINESE ZONE REACH THEIR MONTHLY GOALS: ANOTHER GREAT FHE! 

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President McSwain and Elder Smoot flipping the Burgers.
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Back: Elders: Lambert, SunChen, Banks, Peng, next: Wang, Morris, Bean, Zhang, Jackson, Fukofuka, Miller and Young, Next: (converts) Hannah & Sue, President and Sister McSwain, Sister and Elder Bell, Smoot, Front: Sisters: Ding, Olney, Tang, Wen, Lin, and Tsai

 Changing a tire for the first time in Mt Isa:-) Elder Rossi and Elder Feng

PRESIDENT MCSWAIN’S BIRTHDAY!  AUG. 12, 2017 ~ Trip to Mt Isa to see the missionaries and a great rodeo.  Met with members of the branch too!  a GREAT 2 days. WITH ELDER AND SISTER PITMAN.  G’DAY PARTNER! 

Birthday Boys!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

JULY 13, 2017 ~ SUNDAY ~ CHINESE FIRESIDE 

CHINESE ZONE AND THEIR INVESTIGATORS AND MEMBERS.  GUEST SPEAKER PRESIDENT AND SISTER PENG ~ FROM THE HONG KONG TEMPLE

AUGUST 14, 2017~ DEPARTURE DAY! 2 SISTERS AND 7 ELDERS~ MISS YOU ALREADY!

END OF A GREAT TRANSFER!  WE HATE SEEING THESE GREAT MISSIONARIES LEAVE!  GOOD THING MORE COME IN THE NEXT DAY!  

New Transfer May 23 ~ July 4, 2017

ZONE CONFERENCES MAY 30, 2017 ~ Brisbane, Brisbane No, Sunshine, & Cleveland  WEDNESDAY ~ May 31, 2017 ~ Ipswich, Ipswich West, Centenary, & Logan                  THURSDAY ~ JUNE 1, 2017 ~ Gold Coast, Coomera, EMP, & Chinese

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Zone Conferences were inspiring and a learning experience for all.

The next week was Golden Orientation ~ June 8-9, 2017 / REAL PLAYS / Our favorite 

Time for the Real thing as we go G-qing!  Topped off with a delicious meal together.

CLOSING SONG WITH TRAINERS ~ I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES! 

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LOVE OUR GOLDENS ! 

 JUNE 10-11, 2017 ~ TO ROCK HAMPTON ~ LOVE THE MISSIONARIES!  

JUNE 13, 2017  *MID-TRANSFER*

Going Home!  They will all be missed very much.  Great Missionaries. Elders: Zobell, Kelilliki, Bodeeletkasaem, Liao ~ Sisters: Vaoga, Snow, & Campbell.  Miss you!

SAYING OUR LAST GOOD-BYES AND PARENT PICK-UPS