Friday, September 23, 2011

Departure Activities

The Departing Missionaries outside the San Diego Temple on Sept. 27th
We miss them!!

Left to right:  President Clayton (he is actually staying here ;), Elder Burnell, Elder Vaughn, Elder Henrichsen, Elder Butler, Elder Heidebrink, Elder Taylor, Elder Yi, and Elder Custer


Elder Fujii missed our group picture!  San Diego traffic!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MTE's - Mission Training Exchanges

During the month of September, we did mission training exchanges.  This is where we go out to the zones, usually 2 at a time, and teach the missionaries teaching skills in the morning.  At noon, we send them out with a coach (an assistant to the president, zone leaders, sister trainers, President Clayton, or Sister Clayton).  One day, we even had some of our senior missionaries go with us! 

 Our missionaries are the most prepared missionaries in the world!   (Of course, every mission thinks that, be we know we are right)!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mission President's Fireside, September 11, 2011

Every month we have a Mission President's Fireside at one of our stake centers in the mission.  Our missionaries practice as a choir and also as soloists, and perform that evening.  Along with the music, we show Mormon Messages.  New converts bear testimony and President Clayton concludes with a brief message and testimony.  We all look forward to being together for the evening and the missionaries bring their investigators and less active members to share the evening with us.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Zone Leader Council, September 2, 2011

 We love our zone leaders and our sister trainers!  They are fabulous!

More Zone Conferences

 Peñasquitos Zone

Poway Zone

Imperial Valley Zone
 President Fairbanks, a counselor in the IV Stake Presidency there to lend a hand with the food!

Our Imperial Valley Senior Couple - the Kings

 Here they are!  The wonderful El Cajon "lunch ladies"!
 El Cajon Zone singing to our wonderful "lunch ladies"!

 El Cajon Zone

San Diego East Zone

 Chula Vista zone singing to the wonderful ladies who provided lunch!
 Chula Vista Zone Conference

The Santee Zone, with President Clayton and President Jesperson

Our fabulous Santee lunch helpers!

Sweetwater Zone Conference

MCRD Graduation Activities

Every weekend, a new group of recruits graduates from the MCRD.  On Thursday afternoons, our senior missionaries who are assigned to military relations prepare a luncheon for the graduates after this ceremony.  It is inspiring to watch!

The Marine Corp Recruiting Depot Sacrament Meeting, August

I found these pictures on my iPhone and thought I should sneak them in. They are a bit out of chronological order!

Elder Ballard's visit to the MCRD the last weekend of July.  He spoke, then he shook the hands of each recruit.  Next to him, President Clayton.  
The MCRD is "boot camp" for the United States Marine Corp!

One of the newest members of our deaf branch, Mary, on her baptism day last month with Elder Godfrey and Elder Daniel.  These elders are having great success.  It's wonderful!