Stopping in Las Vegas en route to Mexico City

Once again we have some missionaries that have been assigned to temporarily serve in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. This group of Elders will serve here until they receive their visas allowing them to  serve in Mexico City. We are happy to have them and hope that they enjoy and learn from the experiences that they have while they are serving here.

Elders Hauser, Crittenden, Lines, Laulusa, Richardson, Kidman

 Elder Kidman

 Elder Hauser

 Elder Richardson

 Elder Laulusa

 Elder Lines

Elder Crittenden


A Morning of Sisterhood!

The sisters in the south part of the mission got together this week on p-day for a few hours
of sisterhood! The sisters always enjoy the opportunity to spend a little bit of time visiting, being
creative, eating, singing, and sharing experiences. Once again, the only thing that caused it not to
be a perfect few hours was that those sisters serving up north were not with us.
We missed them!

Sisters Carr, Felagai, Wood, Shaw, Dixon, Black, Maumau, Walker
Garcia, Knighton, Argueta, Badger

Baptism Experiences

I have recently asked the missionaries to send me pictures of some
of their baptisms.
I also asked them to share with me how thosewho were baptized were contacted and a
sentence or two about their story.
Following are some experiences sent to me by Elder Edwards and Elder Corvalan. 

(Elder Edwards and Elder McFadden)

This family came to church one Sunday, enjoyed it, and started to come every week.
Their Story: Dejah (the Mom) has been a member. She was baptized when she was 8, but her family fell away from the Church when she was 10. Now, years later, she came to a point of reflection in her life and remembered the "good feelings" she had when she was involved with the Church. She found the nearest LDS church building to her and started to attend with her family. She is now active in the Church. Her husband has been taking the discussions, reading the Book of Mormon, coming to church, and praying. He is just waiting on that spiritual confirmation. We started teaching the girls (Elizabeth, Bella, Anna, and Emily), they were baptized, are actively attending the Church, and setting a good example.

(Elder Edwards)

How They Were Found: Tracting! We knocked on their door and found out that they
were a less-active family.

Their Story: Paige (the Mom) was born and raised in the Church. She became less-active years ago, but said she has been "looking for a way back into the Church." When we started teaching her two unbaptized sons, Blake and Brandon, she sad we were an "answer to her prayers." They are now back to being active members in the Church.

(Elders Corvalan, Bunnell, Miller)

Manuel, the man without glasses, was contacted by
Elder Chamberlain and Elder Bunnel at the supermarket. 


New Senior Sisters...Welcome!

We have just recently welcomed two senior sisters to the mission. 
Sister Anderton from Leamington, Utah and Sister Macdonald from Gilbert, Arizona
will be serving in the LDS Employment Resource Center.

 Sister Anderton, Sister Macdonald


March Leadership Training

On March 2 we held Leadership Training Meeting for all the Zone Leaders, District Leaders, and the trainers of the new missionaires. It was a great meeting. Training was done by the Assistants, some of the Zone Leaders, and President and Sister Black.
At the end of the meeting  President Black announced the change in the mission.
What a surprise!

President and Sister Black
Elders Theurer and Clapp

Elders Asay and Cook
Elders Bunnell and Mathis

We practiced by doing role-plays.

Lunch was served by the Sparks Stake Relief Society.

Leadership Training Meeting in the South held on March 9

Training by the Assistants, President and Sister Black

 Elders Sugiyama and Camp

 Elders Corvalan and Layton


and lunch prepared by the Lakes Stake Relief Society Presidency