Saturday, February 22, 2014

Letting Their Voices Be Heard

"Together, members and missionaries invite all to learn of God, of Jesus Christ, and of His gospel. Each inquiring individual should seek earnestly and pray fervently for the assurance that these things are true. The truth will be manifest by the power of the Holy Ghost."
-Elder Russell M. Nelson-

 Captain Cook named Castlepoint in 1770. He noticed the similarities of Castle Rock to the battlements of a castle. The light can be seen from 22 miles away and was a reference point for Wellington Harbor.
 Hastings District - Back: Sister Mulipola, Elder Tonga, Elder Vagai, Elder Parker, Elder Godinet, Elder Taufa, Elder Passey, Elder Cook and Elder Johnson. Front: Elder Purcell and Elder Langi.
Flaxmere District - Back: Elder Williams, Elder Foremaster, Elder Keil, Elder Child, Elder Berryhill, Elder Raihauti, and Elder Medley. Front: Sister Niutupu'ivaha and Sister Haacke.
 Another beautiful Christian Church in Havelock North in the Hastings Area.
 The countryside surrounding Hastings.
 President and Sister Anthony Morley (Mission Presidency) Bro and Sister Wi Ormsby (Stake High Counselor over Missionary Work), President Charles Ruwhiu (Hastings Stake President), Elder and Sister Christensen, President and Sister Kezerian, and President and Sister Wayne Tekira (Flaxmere Stake President).
 Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders arriving for Mission Leadership Council.
 Elder Bender soon finishing his mission. New to MLC Elder Pelo (Hawke's Bay Zone Leader), Elder Vimahi (Welligton ZL), Sister Sudweeks (Southland Zone Sister Training Leader), Sister Unsicker (Palmerson North Zone STL) and Sister Milne (Hawke's Bay Zone STL)
Back - Sister Unsicker, Sister Toutai (Chrishchurch Zone STL), Sister Morris (Nelson Zone STL), Sister Milne, Sister Nielsen (Hutt Zone STL), Front - Sister Sudweeks, Sister Boehmer (Wellington Zone, STL)

 Time for car inspections - Everyone be ready! Remember if the gas tank is on 1/2 it is empty.
 Titahi Bay District - Back: Elder Tilini, Elder Vimahi, Elder Nordlin, Elder Brown, Elder Raston, Elder Mahina, and Elder Malarde. Front: Sister Russell and Sister Pangata'a. (Our District Leader Elder Keller must have been in his interview).
President and Sister Kezerian with Elder Glenn L. Rudd and his son President Charles Rudd who is the President of the Hamilton New Zealand Mission. Elder Glenn L. Rudd served as a missionary in New Zealand and then returned later as an advisor to the labor missionary force who build the New Zealand Temple and the Church College of New Zealand. He also served here as mission president, a temple president and was the Pacific Area President for the Church.
Accompanying him were also were his daughter Susan Taylor and her husband Michael who are serving as missionaries in Taranaki, Son, Lee Rudd, who served a mission here and son David and his wife Aime.
 Bikes also need to be ready for inspection! (Just outside the institute building in Christchurch.)
Thank you to those of you who have shared pictures. We would love more! With information as to what they are of.  

 The Queenstown District displayed such haste after district meeting we couldn't catch them all for a picture!
Inviting the Spirit before Mission Leadership Council.
Sister Tukuafu and Sister Hough hefting their bikes. Our sisters are fit!
The shoreline in Napier. What a privilege we have to serve in this beautiful land, with these wonderful people.
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Those involved with the helping hands effort in Christchurch. Elder Barnes, Elder Cuningham, Elder Hilton, Elder 'Otuhouma, Elder Yates and Elder Palmer.
Elder Zollinger, Elder Bawden, Elder Yarrington and Elder Gacad along with all the missionaries in Christchurch were part of the 200 volunteers and the Christchurch City Council who worked together to clean up Christchurch.
I wish you could see this better but this is President Kezerian and his trainer on his first day in the mission field at age 19.