Homeward Bound!

The last night in the mission is a big night.... good-byes to be said, luggage to be weighed,
dinner to eat, a testimony meeting to share feelings.
It is usually a late night and an early morning.
The Elders are excited but at the same time nervous about what it will
be like when they meet their families at the airport.
What an exciting time!

 Elder Schank

 Elder Spencer

 Elder Sombke

 Elder Elmer

 Elder Francis

 Elder Henderson

 Elder Marler

 Elder Rice

 Elder Robison

 Elder Ostler

 Elder Nunnally

Elder Sorenson

Called to Serve!

On July 24th we welcomed eleven new missionaries
to the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission...
best mission in the Church!

Elder Sandoval

Elder Norris

 Elder Billings

Elder Ringer

Elder Solis

Elder Flores

Sister Felagai

Elder Edwards

Elder Godfrey 

Elder Pulsipher

Elder Young

Welcome to Las Vegas!

Last Saturday night President and Sister Neider, of the Nevada Las Vegas Mission, came for dinner. They have been serving for almost one month now! We were excited to meet them. They are from Draper, Utah and ever since their call was announced we have been told by many what a great couple they are and that we would love them......well, they are and we do.  We had a fun evening together. We shared experiences and  ideas. We look forward to working closely with them.



Interviews - June 2011

It is unbelievable how fast quarterly interviews come around! President Black interviews all the missionaries. Each interview is 10 minutes. With 180 missionaries times 10 minutes each (often times the 10 minute limit turns into 15 or 20 minutes) this equals at least 30 to 40 hours of straight interviews. There is a half day in Fallon, a half day in Carson City, and two days in Reno. Then three full days at different locations in Las Vegas. This is always a time that we look forward to. As President Black interviews, I get to visit with the missionaries waiting for their turn. This interview we were stressing the importance of looking like a missionary. Each missionary was able to evaluate his dress and grooming... how his hair looked, how his suit, shirt and tie was looking, and checking out his shoes and socks. While waiting, each missionary had the opportunity to polish his shoes. We also went over the dress guidelines with the sisters.

Interviews in the South
Las Vegas Zone

Elder Towns and Elder Spencer

Elders Askham, Vilacopoma, Sine, Cedeno, Weekes, Smithey
Sisters Clevenger, Knighton, Elders Anderson, Clapp, Sorenson, Tanner, Rolfson, Fulbright

Redrock Zone
(Pictures of Eldesr Kamalamalama and Petersen are missing and will be included soon!)
Elders Alexander, Lougee, Feldman, Clavijo

Elders Wilson, Fish, Childs, Brough

Elders Hugie, Neufville, Robison, Jones, Reid, Nunnally

Elders Millington, Graff, Stevens, Marler


Elders Barton, Schank, Kakau, Bowe

South Zone

(Pictures of Elders Asay, Justice, Jimenez, Cellejas are missing and will included soon!)
Elder Josephson,  Elder Rogers

Sister Spencer, Sister Leilua

Elders Ferris, Hawkins, Farnsworth, Cooper

Elders Norman, SIddoway, McCoy, Ah Mu, Larson, Larsen

Elders Andrews, Layton, Peters, Zegarra, Altamarion

Lone Mountain
(Pictures of Elders Pinkerton and Bassett are missing and will be included soon!)

Elder Pomee, Elder Williams

Elders Alford, Summers, Lane, Cook

Elders Roberts, Bertagnole, Carr, Simmons, Sisters Dixon, Sprouse

Elder Lloyd, Elder Bell

Tule Springs Zone

Elder Bunnell, Elder Bush

Elders Francis, Christensen, Naval, Sullivan, Lee

Elders Burch, Gawrych, Austin, Marks

Elder Weed, Elder Taylor

Elders Rogers, Fetner, Bradsher, Constantino
Elders Jithame, Wright, Callirgos, Estes, Daines, Stepherson

Elder Rice, Elder Schlieffarth

Polishing shoes!

Miscellaneous pictures during the interviews