This beautiful girl, Carrie Smith, formerly known as Sister Smith, came to visit with her parents. She left the mission six weeks ago, and was returning to attend the temple with two special families she had helped in their conversion. It made me weep to see her again because I love her so much. She has wonderful parents, and it was so nice to meet them. I can see why she is the person she is. President Andersen was not feeling well this morning so he was home in bed.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Ok, so I haven't been really good at the posting lately and I was reading my last post focused on a miracle of the mission...well here is the latest miracle. Jed cut his hair!! This is a screen shot as we are face timing. You can see my joy filled face (there is a huge smile that you can't see)! It is no shave November, but I am overjoyed with the progress. If I could add a hashtag it would say #theLordanswersprayers
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
|Kisses goodbye to her grandpa|
|Gemma, Nick and Lindsey Scano in the Nashville Airport|
|President Andersen and his baby Gems and of course Sister Andersen|
|We are so pleased to be this amazing girls parents. We couldn't be more thrilled with her and her sweet family.|
|As anyone can clearly see...we love each other!|
|Gemma with her favorite Grandpa who can read "Are You My Mother?" better than any other!|
Love the look on her face!
|Gemma down by the creek that runs along the back of the property.|
|We stopped at the Opry Mills Mall and had our favorite "Sweet Ce Ce's" frozen yogurt!|
We are so blessed that Lindsey, Nick and Gemma could come to visit! Kyle had to do zone meetings so that he could show "Meet the Mormon's" to the missionaries and do a training. I went to the airport and waited patiently for our sweet family to come. I waited and waited and then finally got a text from Nick saying that they were in the baggage claim area. I had waited at the wrong place. Stink! I hurried down the stairs to the baggage claim and here is the rest of the story! I love this sweet girl!..and her parents of course.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
On September 16, we had a wonderful senior out on the General Jackson, a river boat that runs the Cumberland river. They have a lovely buffet lunch and a really nice musical show. We had all of our senior couples there and had such a nice time. We surly appreciate the work that these wonderful couples do in our mission. They work tirelessly to bring less actives back into activity, find employment for those without jobs, take care of all of our cars, apartments and utilities, referrals, mail, and drive missionaries all over the place. They help them with meals, laundry, counseling, companionship issues, investigator problems and concerns, and are just a wonderful substitute for parents and grandparents. We are so grateful that they would leave their homes, pets, children, grand-children, great-grandchildren, friends, hobbies, and wards to come out here and build the kingdom of God here in the Tennessee Nashville Mission. We LOVE them all so much!
|President and Sister Andersen|
|President Andersen, Sister Godfrey, Elder and Sister Johnson|
|Elder and Sister Bird|
|Elder and Sister Hansen|
|Elder and Sister Huntzinger|
|Elder and Sister Bolos|
|Elder and Sister Johnson|
|Elder and Sister Aina|
|Elder and Sister Fattic|
|Sister Crawford and Sister Dunn|
|Elder and Sister Dunn|
|Sister Godfrey and Sister Johnson|
|President and Sister Andersen|
Sunday, September 14, 2014
|Elder Peery and Elder Adams|
|Elder Alarcon, Elder Jimenez, Elder Womack, Elder Spiker, and Elder Moeller|
|Elder Alarcon and President Andersen|
|Elder Hohneke, Elder Black, Sister Dansie, and Sister Cruz|
|Elder Hohneke, Elder Black, and Elder Moss|
|Sister West, Sister Penrod, Sister Williams, and Sister Rawlings|
|Elder Black, Elder Hill, and Elder Nimmer|
|Our missionary choir singing at Nature Fest in Fairview September 13, 2014|
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I have been so worried that I had lost these videos. I found them tonight on my phone and decided that I would hurry and post them so that I will have them forever. This is Elder Roger Rodak. He work as a Secret Service Agent and protected several Presidents of the United States. He is able to take down these young missionaries before they even know whats happened. He will be a hero of ours forever. We sure do love and miss him and his dear wife here in the Tennessee Nashville Mission. Here's to you Elder Rodak!!
For some reason I can not get this second video to turn due to my inexperience. This is Elder Byington"s happy dance! He is giving a lesson and some of his students get it more quickly than others. He used to do this at random times, like after he knocked on the door while waiting for us to answer. Now that he is gone, we are grateful that we have these memories and videos of him. What a great guy!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
These are our newest missionaries to the Tennessee Nashville Mission. They arrived Monday August 25, at 3:30 pm. We were so excited to meet them and to welcome them to the greatest mission on earth.
|Elder Lovell and Elder Tagaloa|
This is our new missionaries singing to the Lamberts at the head of the table. They sing to the tune "There is Sunshine in my Soul Today" but the words have been changed. They sing: It was dinner time in the home today, and we were all hungry. But thanks to the Lambert family, we're filled with energy. We will go and serve the Lord now, we will work and teach and preach and serve, we will visit your referrals now. We shall thank you Lambert family!
Brother and Sister Lambert prepare and serve the dinner for the new missionaries coming into the mission. We are so grateful for them and the wonderful support they are to us. They are wonderful examples of Christ like service and love. Thank you so much Steve, Sheri and Andrew.
These are our four spanish speaking missionaries who had a delayed flight. They arrived at the home around 9:00 pm. They were served dinner, had their interviews with President and I and some training from the office staff and then we got them settled into their beds for some much needed rest.
|From left to right: Sister Whittney Dansie, Sister Maranda Sorensen, Sister Alexandria Gamble, Elder Wyatt Black|