Serving in the Caribbean Area Presidency Office in
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

10 April 2011

April Fools B-day Party

One of our dear missionary friends, Sister Hymas looks for a reason to celebrate.  So came the "inspiration" to hold a surprise April Fools Day/Birthday Party for Elder Button.  She thinks it is unfair that his real birthday is on Christmas and felt he needed a party.


Thank you to our missionary family for a funfilled evening together!

06 April 2011

Our Message

 Perhaps some of our dear friends who follow our blog wonder why we would leave our grandchildren, children, parents, friends and home to come on this mission.  You may think from our blog that this is just one big, adventuresome vacation we have taken to break the boredom of midlife.  Don't be deceived by the editorial choices in our blog posts.  While it is interesting, beautiful and rewarding to be here in Puerto Rico, we purposely omit the sad, painful and difficult things about the mission. 

So why are we here?  The reason is because we know with certainty that God speaks today to modern-day prophets and apostles, just as we read in the Bible that He did in ancient times.  If you really want to know why we are here, we invite you to go to the link below.  It provides a list of talks that were given this last weekend by prophets and apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ who live today.  We invite you to listen to any or all of the talks, and as you do, pray to God and ask Him if these men and women are His authorized servants on the Earth today.  Ask Him if what you are hearing is inspired by Him.  We promise you that if you will do this, you will know for yourself that you have found something that will help you and your family and will bring you great joy.
 
 http://lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2011/04?lang=eng

May we suggest some of our favorite talks:

Saturday Morning Session: Talk by President Henry B. Eyring
Saturday Afternoon Session: Talk by Elder Russell M. Nelson
Priesthood Session: Talk by President Thomas S. Monson
Sunday Morning Session: Talk by Bishop H. David Burton and Talk by Elder David A. Bednar
Sunday Afternoon Session: Talk by Elder Richard G. Scott and Talk by Elder C. Scott Grow