Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Arizona Phoenix Mission Presidency

These are President's Counselors in the Mission. President Lopez helps out with all the Spanish Elders and Sisters, President Morris goes wherever the President needs him to be when he can't be there, President Begay is on the Navajo reservation and Elder Matsen keeps the President organized and schedules all his appointments and he also does a wonderful job of teaching the missionaries the doctrine. They love it! What a great group of men.

This is Elder and Sister Terry surrounded by their missionaries at transfers. Sister Terry loves the missionaries and loves to forward their mail and keep in touch with them. The Missionaries love her and Elder Terry too. They will finish their mission at the end of the month and it will be a sad day for all of us. They have added much to our office and mission. We love you Terry's!


rsw997 said...

Suggestions on avoiding proliferation of H1N1 flu
The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat or bathe.)

3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water, or hydrogen peroxide. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose softly once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*

5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. *Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

Pass this on to your entire e-list. You never know who might pay attention to it - and STAY ALIVE because of it.

glendalemission said...

These are great and admirable men. Keep up the good work!

Unknown said...

President, I am a member in the mission, and am planning on designing some things for the missionaries. Is there anyway I can have a larger version of the APM mission logo you have on the site, so I can design the others with it. I am not to particularly too excited about recreating the same logo if I do not have to. Thanks. Tommy Bussino