Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 2013

To get started on the right note, we just have to show a picture of the real missionary in the family... Elder Morgan Wade (far right).  We can only aspire to be half the missionary he is.
Savannah and her very nice friend Daniel at an Angel's game.  (It was Mormon Night, so okay for missionaries.) Elder Wade had tickets for all of us, but at the last minute Sister Wade had to make an emergency run to Henderson for Reggie's tonsillectomy.


We have a few Elders that are very dear to us.  This one is Elder Andersen.
He is the "Bike Elder", which means he delivers, keeps track of,
 and repairs the bikes in the mission.
On the left is another favorite missionary, Elder Arjona.  He recently returned home to Spain, where his dad is
President of the Madrid MTC.  He was a radiantly faithful missionary and it was sad to see him go.
Front and center is Elder Barnes.  He is the new AP and a real charmer.  On the right is Elder Morin who put off a basketball scholarship to serve his mission.

Elder Christiansen has Asperger's, which means he's super smart, but a little lacking
in the social graces. We love his non-filtered reports on his companion.
(He's not afraid to tell us what really goes on.)  He came to us from Laguna Beach, and after
successfully completing a three month mission in Anaheim, he will go to a new location and
complete his two years of service there.  He is doing well and always makes us smile.

We took a three day break from our mission to attend BYU Education Week.
Ken was quite delighted to find that a plaque had been installed on campus
to honor the contributions made by his fine family. Education Week is always a
hi-light for us and this year was no exception.  Best of all was being able to celebrate
Reggie's 3rd Birthday with the Robisons who were vacationing in Provo.
Reggie is 3, Ruthie is 6, and Luke will be 1 next month.