Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Transfer Day, Temple and Ground Breaking Pics

January has been a wonderful month! Below you see the long-awaited ground breaking for the Alma, Georgia chapel. When President Evanson's father was the mission president for the Southern States Mission 40 years ago he had to gather up the money that all the individual units had saved for various purposes and send it into Salt Lake. Those of you who were in the church that long ago remember how hard it was to give up the "Relief Society Bazaar Money" and the "High Priest Activity Money" so that funding for the church would all take place in a central location. Anyway, Alma had a fund that was ear marked for a building. It was very difficult to hand that money over to a mission president they hardly knew. When President Evanson (senior) collected the funds he promised them that if they would be faithful the day would come when they would have their own building. It was a tender mercy for President Evanson (junior) to be involved in the ground breaking on January 12, 2008 for the new Alma building.

Brother J. Boatright (a member of the branch 40 years ago), President Evanson, Elder Barnes, Elder French, Elder Redford and Elder Schaat.

All of the missionaries were able (or will be able) to attend the temple in January. Above the Macon missionaries are at the Atlanta Temple. The Eastmans, Elders D. Smith, J. Clark, McKee, Hutchison, President, kneeling Elders C. Clark and Wood.

Daisy and Victor Golding are members who couldn't wait to meet Sister Barnes who is from their native Jamaica.

Elders Collings, Forbes and Ogden, along with Sister Thomas welcome Elder Foster on transfer day.
Elders Jacobson, Spencer, Hutchison, Slade, Alvord and Barnes enjoy lunch.

Standing at transfer meeting Elders Collings, C. Clark, Ogden, Fuhriman, Fister, Conlin, Godfrey, Dilts and J. Clark.
Having the "mission famous" lasagne...Elders Nelson, Silva, Wood, Bell and Schaat.
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