Monday, December 15, 2008

Elder Seth Ogden's Homecoming

Trenton, Utah
December 28, 2008
9:00 am
1200 N. 400 W.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's Been Awhile...

A huge group last week...came home. I think the following elders were in the group: Elders Crane, Hutchison, Heiner, Rich, Ogden, Robertson, Sharpe, Manning, P. Smith, Martin, Cottam, Lokhorst and Ilfra. We have heard from Elder Ogden's mother. His homecoming will be December 28. I'll get the time and address posted Monday. If anyone knows of other homecomings, email me.

Elders Levesque, Bingham, A. Hall, Schaat, Dilts, Teare, Spencer, Johanson and Fuhriman were scheduled to go home in October. We haven't heard from any of them except Daniel Dilts. He showed up at one of President's night classes. President says he looks great and is doing well.

I'll do better at keeping this site updated, if you'll do a better job of keeping me updated! Everyone, have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Lee and Vanessa McMillan Baby

Lee (Elder McMillan) wanted to make sure any former mission companions/buddies were invited to the baby blessing of his first son, Carter, on November 2nd at 9:00 a.m. The church building is located at 56 S. 1300 W. in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He would love to have you come. Also just in case you don't have their blog site it is Thanks, Lee, Vanessa, and Carter McMillan

Lee and Vanessa, by sure to send me (Sister E.) some pictures of Carter and his parents on the blessing day and I'll post them for everyone. We will not be able to attend because our neighbors are blessing their baby on that same day. We're anxious to see the pics though. Love to all three of you.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Reunion Pics + A Few Others

Finally, a look at the reunion. The first few pictures are from other events. I'll try to identify each pic. Thank you so much to all who were able to attend the reunion. We had a great time. The Jeppsens were in charge of set up and getting the building and it was perfect. Everyone brought food...we had plenty, and the night was spent in visiting. I've never seen President so social! He really enjoyed it. We decided from now on we'll have the reunion on the Friday evening of October General Conference. We'll probably have it in Bountiful again, and next time we will organize a program and have President do some teaching. Again, thanks to everyone who helped make it a great night.
Richard Shelman and his wife with the Evansons.

Aaron McKinley (12)....that head of his is good for lots of things!

Kathy Hayes was not able to attend the reunion, but you can get a glimpse of her with Tim Hayes doing their summer job. They are currently serving in St. George on another full-time mission. This pic was taken before their current assignment.

Danny Wood standing beside the Tingeys (they brought us some corn which was great), the Brians, Tim Hayes and the Jenkinses.

Bryce Warr and Jonathan Parker.

Andrew Gawdun, Heidi Bailey and Bryce Warr.

Sam Swenson (who wasn't at the top of his Chinese Checker game that night) and President.

The Girls +1: Alli Moyes, Heidi Bailey, Leslie Orme, Melissa Nickle, Jaimi Stokes, and Tyler Holmquist.

The Girls In Force: Front: Eileen Seavers Thorpe, Heidi Bailey, Rebecca Carter, Brooke Devey Wilson, Leslie Orme; Back: Alli Moyes, Rachel Redman, Shannon Van Patton, Jaimi Stokes, Melissa Nickle, Elissa Stewart

Tim Hayes, Virginia Jenkins, John Evans, Danny Wood, Mark and Nancy Tingey and Steven Hess.

Bob Richins and Kaity and Craig Singleton

Rachel Redman, Danny Wood, Alli Moyes and Shannon Van Patton.
Lurlen and Janet Knight, Betty Gregson and her daughter.

David Howard and Kellan Pecht.

Spencer Hichenlooper and his date.

Tim Hayes, Virginia and Doug Jenkins, Mark and Nancy Tingey.

Tim Hayes, Mary Brian, Doug Jenkins, Jensen Brian, John Evans

The Wilsons (Sister Devey)

Kevin Clarke, Jordan Abbott, Jeremy Atkinson

Zach Cadman (who brought me 200 paper clips!), Zach Kinder and Joe Edmonds with a friend.

Mary and Jensen Brian

Kyle Allen, The Benches, David Howard

The Atkinsons and Larry Thorpe

Clint Womack and Ben Atwood

Kale Tanner and Danny Wood

Michael Leishman

Travis Slade, Carter Wilford, Ben Atwood

Shawn Cobbley, Adam Kirk, David Perley, Andrew Gawdun, Shannon Van Patton, Rebecca Carter

Zach Kinder, Joe Edmonds, John Evans, Parker Woody, Devon Garner, Danny Wood, Zach Cadman

Craig Singleton, Kellan Pecht, Danny Koller, Amber Koller, Michael Leishman, Rachel Redman, Elissa Stewart, Bob Richens, Kaity Singleton
Jeremy Atkinson and wife, Sam Swenson, Steve Hess, Kevin Clarke, Ron Halbert, Jordan Abbott and wife and baby!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner....

DIRECTIONS: Exit 317, Turn left at the first light (4th north). At 400 E. (Orchard Dr) turn right. At 1500 S. turn left. The street will jog and you will go right into the Church parking lot!

Who is in the Bountiful area...Adam Kirk??? Can you help the Jeppsens set up tables?? Is Michael Templeman around. Find him, Adam, and anyone else in Bountiful. Will you contact the Jeppsens (email or phone) and see about set up?


**Abbott, Jordan, wife and baby--salad
Arroyo, Richard--2 heads lettuce, broken up for sandwiches
**Atkinson, Jeremy, wife--sliced fruit
**Atwood, Ben, wife--salad
**Bailey, Heidi--dessert
**Bensons, Lloyd and Sandra--Big block sliced cheese (cheddar)
**Bench, Karl and wife--pickles, big jar
**Brians, Jensen and Mary--5 lbs. sliced beef
Bunker, Bryce--Gallon jar dill pickles (slices)
Bunker, Trevor, wife--sliced fruit
**Cadman, Zach--200 paper cups
**Carrs, Reed and Donna--Big jar Ranch dressing
**Chatterleys, Lou and Sandra--5 lbs. sliced beef
**Clarke, Kevin--2 big jars Mustard
**Devey, Brook, husband (Steve)--dessert
Drecksel, Tatum--2 Big bags corn chips
**Edmonds, Joe--Mayo (big jar)
**Evans, John--Red Wine Vinegerett Salad Dressing (it's great on Hoagies) Big Bottle
**Evansons, Brent, Dotty, Brad--5-10 lbs. sliced ham, plastic ware, coolers/punch/water
**Farmer, Dallen--2 big bags potato chips
**Florence, Riley--2 big bags potato chips
**Garner, Devon--Napkins (lots...1000)
**Gawdun, Andrew--Rolls
**Greenhalgh, Adam--Corn chips
Gropper, Taylor--assign when we know for sure he's coming
**Halbert, Ronald--2 big bags corn chips
**Hayes, Tim (Sister Hayes will be with Grandkids)--5-10 lbs sliced turkey
**Holmquist, Tyler--2 big jars salsa
**Howard, David--dessert
**Hulse, Travis--5 doz rolls
**Jenkinses, Doug and Virginia--Big block sliced cheese (something besides cheddar)
**Jeppsens, Patsy and Bob--Table paper, tape, set up
**Kinder, Zach--200 paper cups
**Kirk, Adam--200 paper plates (good quality)
**Knight, Lurlen and Janet--potato salad
**Koller, Danny, wife--salad
**Larsen, Kevan--salad
**Leishman, Michael--Gallon can of sliced olives (Sams has them)
Milam, Evrhet, Jaicy--pasta salad
**Moyes, Alli--dessert
**Murdock, April--5 doz rolls
**Nickle, Melissa--dessert
**Orme, Leslie--dessert
**Perley, David--grapes
**Redman, Rachel--5 doz rolls
**Richens, Bob--2 big mustards
**Singleton, Craig, wife (Kaity)--sliced fruit
**Slade, Travis--Salsa...big jar
**Stokes, Jaimi--possibly coming
**Swenson, Sam--Gallon of banana peppers (Sams has them)
**Thorpes, Larry and Eileen--sliced tomatoes; sliced onions...big platter
**Tingeys, Mark and Nancy--sliced tomates; sliced onions...big platter
**Turner, David and wife--Sliced fruit
**VanPatton, Shannon--5 doz rolls
Vidrine, Nathan and wife--salad
**Warr, Bryce--rolls
West, Eric--2 big bags potato chips
**Wilford, Carter--2 big bags of ice
**Wilkinson, Stephen--Dessert
**Wood, Danny--Ranch Salad Dressing, big jar
**Woody, Parker--3-4 doz. rolls
**Womack, Clint and Erica--Sliced fruit

Those I've heard from who can't make it...
Josh Saunders...He has a test with Henderson Police Dept. that night.
Kris Costello and wife...Both working that night. Baby due in Feb.
Jolee Dayley...She's in the Middle East teaching school.
Randy Bowns....Getting married this weekend.
Aaron McKinley....Soccer game. (He plays for Dixie, I think.)
I've heard from others, but just thought to start posting them so you would all know.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Homecoming Pictures

Finally!...Some pictures from the Homecoming. I'm not even going to try and identify all of the parents, but I'll put names of Elders and Sisters who served in the Georgia Macon Mission.

Mary Brian, Scott McClellan, Bob Richens. I think that's Tony Lake and his girlfriend at the end of the table.

Matt Florence and Jeremy Atkinson (background), Fluckiger Family.

Jared Fluckiger, Matt Florence, Michael Lay, Tyler Holmquist.
Adam Kirk, Spendloves, Knutsens, Ann Andersen.

Ann Andersen, Jenkinses, Tingeys, Christian and Rachel Baldree.

Karl Bench (background), Dallen Farmer, Matthew Brenning, Lee and Vanessa McMillan, Jimmy Stewart.

Stephen Wilkinson, Landon Brown, Stephen Dixon, Kris Anderson, James Willard, Karl Bench.

Elissa Stewart and camera!

Adam Greenhalgh, Bob Richens, down the table a ways Zach Kinder, Mark Tingey (standing).

Bob and Patsy Jeppsen, Riley Florence, Brett Allen, Brooke Devey (standing in background).

Rachel Redman, Elissa Stewart, Jaimi Stokes, Alli Moyes, Melissa Nickle, Heidi Bailey.

Rachel Redman (background), Elissa Stewart, Jaimi Stokes, Sister Moyes, Alli Moyes, Carter Wilford. Standing in the background...Trace Hansen, Rachel and Christian Baldree, Tyler Holmquist.

Some parents...The Craws in the foreground.

Our Elder Russell Talbot's brother, Rebecca Carter, her parents, Matthew Brenning and I can't tell from the might be Travis Hulse and his mom.

Tatum Drecksel, Adam Greenhalgh, Zach Kinder, Kellan Pecht and Bradley Boy!

Parker Woody, Tatum Drecksel, Aaron McKinley.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

New Purpose For An Old Blog

The is a changing!!! I received word from Elder Eastman last week that the church does not want missions to publish blogs. Therefore, we are changing this Georgia Macon Mission blog from a mission blog to Sister Evanson's blog to keep connections with those who served in the GMM from 05 to 08. The purpose of this blog is to keep us in touch. Please let me know what you are doing and where you are. I'll post pictures, info about businesses you are involved in, whatever that will help each of us to grow and stay connected. So email me at: with your news, happenings and ideas of what to put on this blog.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Evanson Homecoming

July 20 was a great day! The Evansons got to see a bunch of returned missionaries! Our bishop's wife said to me, "We're being taken over by missionaries." Can you think of a better fate?? The musical number was the highlight of the meeting. The front of the chapel and all the choir area was filled with missionaries singing the Georgia Macon Mission Theme Song. It was stirring. I took several pictures at the dinner after and will get them posted next week(my last posting)...we're off to Canada in the morning to see President E's family. Along with seeing many of our missionaries, we were able to meet many parents of missionaries still serving. It was a very tender day. Our prayers are with the mission, may each of you realize your own personal goals by working hard and moving forward with faith. We love all y'all! Brad says, "Hi."

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Evansons Leave - The Bowmans Arrive

The Georgia Macon Mission welcomes Sister Teresa Bowman, President Mark O. Bowman and their daughter Tawni and bids a fond farewell to President R. Brent Evanson and Sister Dorothy Evanson.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Transition Day Is Here!

Dear Families and Friends of GMMissionaries,
June 27, 2008 has arrived and the Bowmans will be here in a few hours. We just want to say thank you for sending us the missionaries we have had the privilege of working with these past three years. This missionary work is a miracle. The converts, the members, the investigators and the missionaries have blessed our lives in ways we really can't express. Georgia and South Carolina will always hold a special place in our hearts, along with "our missionaries." We've told the elders and sisters they better stay in touch or we'll hunt them down. We expect great things from each one and they'll continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We love them and we're grateful to each of you.
With love,
The Evansons

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cutting Them Loose on June 24...

Cutting them loose is never easy, but this time it was really tough because we are also getting cut loose! The pictures below show some excellent missionaries who have reached the point where we can say, "Mission Accomplished!" Thank you for letting them be part of our lives.
Standing: Elders Woody, Barnett, Godfrey, Mortensen, Warr and Sister Moyes. Seated: Sister and Elder Larsen, Sister and President Evanson. I insisted on holding the hydrengias...they are from the mission home yard and although I can't take credit for growing them, I just wanted to show their beauty off. Georgia does do flowers really well.

Elder Woody and Elder Tanner.

Elder Warr and Elder Tanner.

Elder Godfrey and Elder Morgan.

Sister and President Evanson.

Elder Barnett and Elder Morgan.

Elder and Sister Larsen.

Sister Evanson and Sister Moyes.

Elder Mortensen and Elder Tanner.

What a great looking group. They spent the day boxing up and loading all of our stuff. We had a moving van arrive and it must have been the movers' lucky day because they had never seen so much help. J.R., the head mover, said this was the best crew he'd ever worked with. I was grateful they were there or we'd have still been wrapping and boxing! Below is the whole crew with J.R. (who has on a suit jacket that goes with a suit President gave him...he's going to wear it to church) and Bryant. Both agreed to have the Warner Robins missionaries come and teach them. Who could turn down getting to be with more missionaries???