Elders Nemeth, Pierce, Bull, Satander, Cummings and President
Sister Anitema, Elders Tenny & Hausia MUSICAL NUMBER ~
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!!!
Sisters Wait-Cooper, Lilo , Tamanivalu, Fakatava, and Tuala
Sisters Bean, Mathew, and
Sisters Bown, Watts, Mathews, McSwain, Briggs, and Bean
~ ROCK HAMPTON ~ AUGUST 29, 2016 ~ WONDERFUL MISSIONARIES! ~
Our Spectacular Tarr’s!
Sisters Broome, Ezekiel, Elders Etilage, Aspacio, Elder and Sister Tarr
Elders Parry, Etilage, and Tarr ~ Yea for the Book of Mormon
THE BOOK OF MORMON!!!
SISTERS EZEKIELA & HOIESI
~ MLC (MISSION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL) ~ August 30, 2017 ~
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
Elder Johnson and Pugsley ~ Training
Sister Day ~ Musical #
Elder HoChing, Sisters Shakin, Watene, Uili, & Day
Companions Sisters Watene and Shakin
Elder Pugsley ~ Zone Leader
And Love these two too!
Sister Uili was a neighbor to the Dudfields in Melbourne.
Elders Smoot, Johnson, and Pugsley
Love these two!
Elder and Sister Dudfield
Traveling Group/ Bells and E. Smoot
Traveling Group/Bells w/Elder Fukofuka
President with Elder Smoot
SELFIES! love them!
Beautiful Travel Time to Townsville! Good Company:)
Townsville Zone Conference ~ Sept. 5, 2017 ~ then back home again.
Townsville and Mt Isa Missionaries, Elders Nuttall, Gumisong,Martin, Tenny, Rossi, and Feng, Sisters Rhodes & Sykes
STL’s Sister Rhodes and Sykes w/Sister McSwain
Missionaries in Townsville and Mt Isa ~ the best! Love them all:)
Selfie! W/ Beans and Clydes
Our wonderful Beans! We love you and never want you to leave! Best Wishes.
New Golden ~ our beautiful Sister Shan
Sister Shan and her companions. All attending Language School.
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.
#3 ~ JULY 13, ~ Brassall ~ Zones ~ Ipswich, Ipswich West, Centenary, and Logan
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
Grandma’s so Happy to meet this little guy.
Father and Son
Kacen James McSwain
Trey with Papa & Gma
Trey, Melissa, & Trevor McSwain
JULY 15-18, 2017 HIGHLIGHTS OF THEIR TIME WITH US! Koala Santuary, a Baptism, Dinner with a hopeful investigator, and Mt Cootha.
Melissa and Trey with an Emu
Trey, Mom, Dad with Kangaroo!
Feeding a Baby
So Cute! Our little UTE FAN:)
Koala ~ love them.
Trey’s wish to hold a BIG Koala!
Sister Wengert and Trey
Celebrating with Freda Wengert (Relative)
Baptism for Shantes w/ Sisters Wengert and Anitema
JULY 20-21, 2017 – Golden Orientation – can you spy the newest Missionary?
Sister Curran & Torres
Sister Nardo & Kolia
Sister Tavivongpaiboon & Faletagoa’i
Sister Shakin & Roberts
Sister Ruasu & Orleans
Sister Lilo & Wait-Cooper STL’s
Sister Teihoarii & Butler
Sister Ash & Putnam
Sister Kaumaitotoya & Sawatdeenaruemol
Sister Ding & Olney
McSwain Family 🙂
Elder Jackson, Smoot & Fukofuka ASSISTANTS
Elder and Sister Watts
Sister and Elder Clyde
Elder Iufoni & Sharma
Elder Morris & Banks OFFICE
Elder Ng and Adam
Elder Wang & Miller
Elder Elms & Santander
Elder Bean & Sun Chen
Elder Peng & Lambert
Elder Afable & Cowcill
Elder Soyson & Brimley
Elder Hunter & Misa
Elder Top & Hansen
Elder Jackson, Smoot, Fukofuka & McSwain
President & Sister McSwain
New Goldens July 2017
On a plane to Cairns ~ a few hours later! President was very tired.
Elder McSwain Jr.
President was really tired!
JULY 22, 2017 ~ KURANDA ~ CAIRNS
Melissa, Kacen, & Trevor
Gma loves this little guy!
Train Ride with Trey
Kacen and Trevor
Walk with Trey to see Falls
Gma and Papa w/ Kacen and Trey
Waiting for the Train!
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
BABY CROC ~ Almost as tall as Trey
How many can you see?
Mama and Baby Koala
He’s a BIG one!
Oh the cute Koala! I love them!
Baby Kacen with Daddy
Big Trey with Mom
A Good P-Day!
Wonder what they are talking about!
Fun Family Day!
How many Croc’s Here?
Watch our for those TEETH!
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.
And love these four also!
MISS YOU ALREADY!
So Happy to meet little Kacen ~ love him to pieces!
Love, Love these two!!
See you in 2 Years:( loves
McSwains, Callahans, and Clydes
Elder Callahan, President and Elder Clyde Farewell Dinner
Love the Callahans ~ they will be missed.
Callahans with their Cute Son’s Family (he served in Korea with Uncle JayR and Aunt Kathi) he was their AP when they went home.
Lots to take home!
Sister Callahan is so Beautiful!
Farewell ~ till we meet again.
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.
Gold Coast Zone reaches their Monthly Goals. Great FHE night with them.
At the Hospital to see Elder Yates. Open Heart Surgery! Prayers for him and Sister Yates.
AUGUST 7-13, 2017 ~ DELIBERATION WEEK! PRAY FOR US:)
MONDAY : CHINESE ZONE REACH THEIR MONTHLY GOALS: ANOTHER GREAT FHE!
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!
Sister & President McSwain with Mt Isa Elders
Elder and Sister Pitman with Sister and President McSwain
President, Elders Rossi, Pitman, and Feng
Birthday Boys! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
ELDER JACKSON’S Departing dinner with Elders Smoot and Fukofuka and McSwain’s
President McSwain’s Birthday!
DINNER YUM! Best waiter:)
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!
AP/Companions – Elder Fukofuka
Love the Selfies
HI ~ MuM!
Elders Smoot, Fukofuka, &Demke
Elders Demke, Adams, Henson, Lambert, Young, SunChen, & Jackson
Elder Demke ~ Elder Adams
Departing with the Beans ~ who will be missed!
Sisters Vichittavong, Sutawan, Elder and Sister Bean, Elders Demke, Adams, Young, Lambert, SunChen, Henson, Jackson
Our three amigo’s! AP’s Elders Smoot, Jackson & Fukofuka
Good-bye Elder Jackson
Great Elders Henson, Young, Jackson, Lambert, SunChen, Adams, & Demke
President and Elder Jackson
We Miss you Already!
Great Chinese Members coming to say good-bye
And they are gone!
Elder Adams with Mom
Parent Pick-up Elder Adams
And his 3 Sisters
Elder Young and Mom
Elder Young and Dad
Parent Pick-Up Elder Young
Great Elder! Elder Young
Elder Demke and members come to say good-bye
Elder Smoot, Demke and Fukofuka
President w/Elder Demke
END OF A GREAT TRANSFER! WE HATE SEEING THESE GREAT MISSIONARIES LEAVE! GOOD THING MORE COME IN THE NEXT DAY!