Thursday, September 16, 2010

Homewood, Alabama!

Transfer Day in Alabama

They come from all over the mission to the Hoover building for transfers. The meeting is exciting as we introduce the new missionaries to their companions. We have provided photographs of each new companionship below and tell you where they have gone today to begin their missionary labors. During this morning, beginning at 8:00 am, we take time to finish interviews that began last evening, train, practice missionary skills, and teach the gospel during this memorable day

Mason's First Companion - Elder Lasike from Tonga
 Elder Lasike and Elder Taylor going to Homewood, Alabama.

Information About Homewood, Alabama

Sister Kathleen Cope
Roger's Former Mission Mom
 From  The Missouri Independence Mission 1986 - 1988
 I thought I would share this special email with everyone.  This is from Sister Kathleen Cope from Orem, Utah.  Sister Cope now serves in the office of the Alabama Birmingham Mission.  She helps in putting together the New Missionaries training binders and the mission's monthly newsletter, The Way.

Back in 1986 she served with her husband Lloyd J. Cope - Mission President for the Independence Missouri Mission.  My mission. 

From: Kathleen Cope

Date: September 16, 2010 4:30:08 PM MDT
Subject: Your missionary - Elder Mason Taylor!

How fun and special to have your son come to this mission. He looks good and is excited and he was happy when I gave him your testimony sheet with your picture when you left our mission in Missouri. I put your sheet in the front of the binder that all of our new missionaries receive.

We had dinner at the mission home last night and your Elder Taylor bore his testimony when President Holzapfel asked for anyone to do so that felt inclined. What a fine young man! Today he was at the Hoover building for training and to meet his new companion. Elder Lasiki from Tonga is his new companion and he will be a good trainer. Elder Lasiki also plays the piano beautifully by ear. So, your missionary is off to a great start. Best Wishes and thank you for sharing Elder Taylor with us. Sister Cope

We are looking forward to the days ahead!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful thing she wrote! And what a thoughtful thing she did to put your testimony from your last day in the mission field into Mason's hands on his first day. I know that Mase will read it often and draw strength from it.

    I love you and KD so much. You have done and continue to do such a great job holding to the rod...even when it's slippery.

    Stay strong,