Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Our Wonderful Zone Leaders

Each month we have a Zone Council Meeting. Two zone leaders from each of our nine zones come to council with the mission Presidency and leader how to better run their individual Zones. Not only do they have their usual responsibility to be a missionary, but they are also responsible for each missionary in their zone and their individual progress, meeting with the Stake Presidents in the area, and reporting to the President. You think a missionary is busy, you ought to try to be a Zone Leader! We love and appreciate all you do to make this the number one mission. We love you Elders

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Great Missionary leaves us

Elder Blake Stromberg, a missionary in the Arizona Phoenix Mission, left this earth for a greater mission. He died following a long valiant battle with cancer after leaving the mission a year and a half ago. Elder Stromberg was a kind and energetic missionary whom everyone loved to be around. His Christlike love for others and diligent missionary efforts will long stand as a lasting witness of his devotion and willingness to serve his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We love you Elder Stromberg and are grateful for the time we spent with you.

Welcome Elder Tripp as our Newest Assistant

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Sarah & Tyler were not able to come for Thanksgiving because of a snow storm in Salt Lake. Elder Kleeme and Bingham did join us though. It was a day to "Count your many Blessings, Name them one by One". There were obviously too many to name, but it was a day of reflecting of how the Lord had shown his tender mercies throughout the year.

The day after Thanksgiving we went to the turning on of the Mesa Temple Lights, which was a beautiful sight to behold. The Beacher Family and Robbie & Larry Clark were our guests. It was a beautiful night!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Our Wonderful Office Staff

We couldn't make it all happen without the dedication and service of our Office Staff, who have dedicated their service to the Lord in the Arizona Phoenix Mission. Each one have brought their talents and time to the table making our mission the best of the best. Thank you so much for all you have done!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More Missionaries Arriving in the Mission

Arriving on a cool day to the mission were 17 Missionaries. Elders Anderson, Beeston,
Boothe, Budge, Bush, Labrum, Pearson, Pugsley, Roberts, Vaughan, Waynick, Wood, Young,
Johnston (now we have 3), McConnell, Young and the rose in the group was Sister Okeson

Awaiting the mission trailer and van

Trainers meeting their new Trainees

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Bad Mitten Tournament

This was definitely an animated group of missionaries, dressed for the occasion, whatever
that means. We had a fun P-day together! Thanks for inviting us!

A Quiet Evening with Elder Wolcott & Dodd

It may have been only 2 missionaries going home, but they were great missionaries and did much to serve in the Arizona Phoenix Mission. It was a quiet evening, but it was great to spend one of one time with them. President even played a little ping pong with the Elders.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Celebration of the Harvest of Souls

Elder Pickerd is our Area Seventy. Together we hosted a dinner for the 14 stake President's
in the mission. They have been instrumental in the harvest of souls as we work hand and
hand in Missionary work. Their favor was a package of M&M's with a message that
"Missionary and Members go hand in hand. You can't get the full sweetness if one is not
present in finding God's children.

We had some of our talented missionaries share some beautiful music with us.