History in the making--Combined ZLC

Every month Zone Leader Council's are held. There has been one in the south area and one in the north area of the mission. This month we combined the two and we met in the middle. We held our meeting in Tonepah. It was about a 3 1/2 hour drive either way. For the first time we held a full mission Zone Leader Council. It was great meeting all together.

Transfers, February 8, 2011

Again, it is transfer time!
New companions...New areas...New investigators...New wards...New commitments!

Leaving on a jet plane....

Again, it was a bittersweet evening as we had all the missionaries, two Sisters and seven Elders, at our home for their last night in the mission. We enjoyed dinner and a testimony meeting. What a spiritual feast as each missionary bore his or her testimony and shared experiences that have changed their lives forever. We were up and out the door early the next morning in order to get every one where they needed to be at the airport. We love you and wish you the best as you begin a new chapter in your book of life!

Sister Cloward, President Black, Sister Black, Sister Rummler
Elders Dunkley, Siebach, Trapp, Ethington, Davison, Crossett, Kempton

Straight From the MTC

Welcome to the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission! We were excited to greet three new Sisters and five new Elders at the airport last week. They were so excited, had so many questions, were nervous, tired, hungry, and were ready to hit the ground running! After a full day of orientation, they spent the evening with a companionship of Elders or Sisters, went to dinner at a member's home and had the opportunity to teach investigators. The next morning they met their new companions, found out where they would be serving and were off, ready to go to work!

Welcome to Las Vegas!

A day full of orientation.

Sister Leilua

Sister Knighton

Sister Dixon

Elder Carr

Elder Denker

Elder Guist

Elder Siddoway

Elder Thompson


New Meeting House in Pahrump

The Las Vegas Nevada South Stake hosted an open house for the public to view the new meeting house in Pahrump that was just completed. It is a beautiful new building on the south end of town. The four missionaries serving in Pahrump along with twelve others from Las Vegas helped to host as hundreds attended the open house. It was a great success.

Pahrump Open House Invitation
President Andersen, President and Sister Black, Elders Modawell, Theurer, Petersen, Hensley standing outside the new chapel.

Elders Fish, Pinkerton, Gawrych, Boyce
The missionaries currently serving in Pahrump

Missionaries that traveled out to help with the Open House

Quarterly Interviews

Quarterly President Black has the opportunity to interview each missionary in the mission. Two weeks ago we spent a morning in Fallon, an afternoon in Carson City, and the next two days in Reno interviewing a total of 83 missionaries in the northern part of the mission. The next week we spent three 10 hour days interviewing the 113 missionaries in the southern part. Each interview lasts only about 10 minutes but it is a great opportunity to sit face to face with each Elder and Sister to see how they are doing.

While President Black was interviewing one on one I was able to check each companionship's Area Books, making sure that they were up to date and complete. It was also a great time to spend visiting with the missionaries. I purchased a game of Dinnertime Conversation Starters, different questions to initiate conversation. It was fun as the missionaries took turns answering different questions. We learned a lot about each other!

Elder Simmons and Elder Figuerrez

Elder Callejas and Elder Modawell
Elders Hill, Davison, Burton, Ferguson
Elders Stevens, Modawell, Lougee

Elders Fish, Boyce, Gawrych, Pinkerton

Sister Neeley, Sister Johnson, Sister Maumau

Elders Robison, Constantino, Rogers, Crossett, Dunn, Miller

Elders Hartmann, Hensley, Theurer, Petersen

Elders Weaver, Sullivan, Fetner, Childs

Elder and Sister Kite

Elder Bassett and Elder Coad

Sister Warnock, Sister Cloward, Sister Chapman

Elders Josephson, Smithey, Lento, Ah mu

Elders J. Rice, Paul, Wright, Sorenson

Elders Moreno, Dunkley, Elmer, Naval
Elders Clavijo, Grady, Nunnally, Blakemore

Elders Reid, McPherson, Elder Tipa, Tapusoa

Elders Jones, Mabeza, Johnson, Tanner

Elders Christensen, Bertagnole, C. Williams, Justice

Elders Kiaha, Liddiard, Ainscough, Burch
Elders Alvarez, Snow, Sombke, Powell

Sister Sprouse and Sister Cockrell

Elders Alcorn, Stucki, Barnard, Marks

Elders Lopez, Retuerto, Neufville, Rothert, J. Martin

Elders Boone, Spencer, Francis, Zegarra, Torres

Elders Rolfson, McClellan, Marsh, Graff
Elders Wallace, Rogers, Kempton, Asay

Elders Fackrell, Roberts, Lloyd, Cooper
Elders Flores, Bush, Richards, Wiscombe
Elders Downs, Corvalan, McOmie, Schank

Elders Camp, Bowe, Layton, Irwin

Elders Sine, Peters, Cook, Siebach

Sister Rummler and Sister Kim

Elders Reyes Sanchez, Cevallos

Elders Lane, Williams, Kamalamalama, Pearson

Sister Kartchner and Sister Mack

Elders Barnes, Villalobos, Andrews, Hubbard

Elders Barnes, Sugiyama, Carleton, Hubbard, Sister Larsen, Elder Larsen

Elders Taylor, Pomee, Estes, Rice

Elders Sellers, Marler, Fulbright, Daines

Elders Hawkins, Robinson, Quick, Millington

Elders McCoy, Jimenez, Ethington, Grover, Feldman

Elders Cedeno, Larsen, Davis, Chamberlain

Elders Kakau, Zanudo, Tindall, Terry

Elders Christensen, Henderson, Clapp, Matekel

Elders Schleiffarth, Wilson, Marin, Velez

Elders Hansen, Farnsworth, N:. Martin, L. Smith

Elders Welker, Trapp, Askham, Bunnell, Humphrey, Bowzer

Elders Towns, Moser, Mathis, Bradsher

Elders Norman, Bello, Vilcapoma, M. Smith

Elders Ostler and Brough