Saturday, October 14, 2017

Philippines Angeles Mission Christmas Conferences

Our first Christmas in the mission field has been wonderful.  Getting to see our missionaries in the days  before Christmas made it so.  What a combination we had as we celebrated the spirituality of the holiday with some good Christmas fun.   Our Conferences went like this:

Mission Business and Mission Messages, Lunch
Christmas Stations:  Mr. Krugers Christmas
                                 Christmas Jeopardy
                                 Chimes, Decorate Sugar Cookies, Photo Booth
                                 Book - The Christmas Miracle of Mr. Toomey
Special Gift Room:  Provided by generous friends back home.
Christmas Nativity:  A Spirit-filled music program presented by our Zones with narration by selected missionaries.                           
At the end of the Nativity, we all stood and sang, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."  I still get chills whenever I think of it.

Our conference prepared the missionaries to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas.  By all reports, they loved the event and all they experienced.  

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bear Lake Reunion - We're All Together Again!

The Big Reunion!

This is a day that we've looked forward to for a long time.  We gathered for a reunion with every member of our family.  It is absolutely a dream come true.  We have reunited at Bear Lake in Idaho.  Scott and Mary Naegle generously provided their beautiful cabin near Bear Lake for a week.  It is a perfect family hang out to rest, refresh and reacquaint.  There are many gas powered toys, water, and boat.  There is more entertainment than there is time to pursue.  The pinnacle was taking family pictures to remember this momentous time together.  It is hard to believe it's been 3 years but when you look at the before and after pictures, you'll see six new grandchildren.  The five that were here before we left, have grown into beautiful really grand children.  

Eleven Incredible Grands
Judd & Staci Koudelka & Family
Ammon & Mikale Williamson Family
Preston and Lesley Clark & Family
Brian & Shelby & Family
The Original Clark's
Where it all began!
It's great to be together again but we will never forget the experience that took us away for three glorious years.

Monday, July 10, 2017


Well it happened.  New Shoes!  It wasn't too long ago since showing a picture of my old shoes from the Philippines.  It's an interesting start.  It will be great exploring where these new shoes take me (and Scott)!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Our Final Zone Conference - "God Be With You Til We Meet Again!"

Early in the month we had our final Zone Conferences.  It was a bitter-sweet three days with our incredible band of mission soldiers.  Sister Clark shared things that she hopes our missionaries "Always Remember."  President Clark taught about coming to know Christ. He also talked about where a missionary's loyalties must lie.  At the end of each of the three conferences, we watched a video depicting a year of President and Sister Clark's mission journey.  The missionaries would then sing, "God Be With You Til We Meet Again."  These final Zone Conferences were an unforgettable part of our mission experience.  

Monday, May 29, 2017

Eleven More to Love! Incoming Missionaries Batch #25

We were grateful to welcome these fresh from the MTC missionaries to our mission.  We love the Elders but it seems like our numbers of Sisters are getting so low.  This was a great boost for us.  Welcome Elders and Sisters.  We know you will love it here!