Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Most of our members don't have cars, others travel by bus, taxi, or maybe motorcycles (small, almost moped type).  So when there is a youth activity or someone needs a ride to church the "Toaster" (our van) gets put to good use.  It reminds me of the children's song, "The wheels on the bus, go round and round".
It is an absolute pleasure to host our members,  an opportunity to get better acquainted, to laugh and enjoy each others company.  One such event was a youth activity to the beach, when we finished we loaded up seven kids, two beach chairs, two umbrellas, a regular size cooler, and a small gas barbeque grill.  To say we were rockin' and rollin' would be a great understatement!  We had a ball, I think our crew did as well.  Thanks Pauline and Galvin for a wonderful activity!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Websters Serving

We received this great picture of our cousins serving missions in Africa.   Cousin Pam and her husband, Steve and our cousin Shawn's son, Brandon.  Bart's brothers and their wives are both serving at this time as well, Boyd and Bobbi in San Antonio, Texas  and Byron and JoAnne in Morristown, New Jersey.  We are very proud of them and love them all.

Now this is RAIN

We've not had nearly enough rain here.  People are having to purchase water at this time.  As you can imagine fresh water is at a premium on an island.  But a week or so ago we did have a great rainy day as you can see.  Forgive the awkwardness of the video, I was trying to stay dry while taking it.  Today we'll pray for rain.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One nice day the Elders decided to study outside.  Don't they all look very Bermudian?  They are good men who work hard at bringing souls to Christ. 


Shawn and Lisa, were good enough to send pictures of an Eagle project that Matthew has been working on.  It involved sprucing up the old steamer and adding an historical sign for it, as it resides in Smith Park.  This steamer represents all our family heritage.  What Matthew did was a reminder to all of us to watch over and care for the gifts of our ancestry.  Those folks that came here and worked so hard, giving us a means to provide temporally for our families and the testimony to inspire us spiritually. We think often of home and when doing so, are reminded of how much we've to be grateful for.  Thanks Shawn, Lisa, and Matthew!
One Sunday the "toaster" became the lounging place for a lazy little lizard.  He's quite cute and very much enjoyed laying around in the sun, but he didn't like having his picture taken.  It had me thinking of seven grandsons who would have loved trying to catch him.  How about it Aidan?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Zone Conference

Elder Tremble and Elder Nackos at Zone conference.
We were excited to try to join the New York South Zone conference, even thought we are sitting in Bermuda.  These great young Elders being so tech savvy set us up on Skype.  We were able to watch and listen.  We even moved the screen up and ate lunch while they finished up with the presentation.  We thought we were so sly, a little perk of being in the apartment............we really did appreciate being a part of things.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New York South Mission

Sometimes I worry that you all won't remember that we're included in the New York South Mission.  I'm borrowing a picture of Elder Trembles to solidify that idea.  We're happy to be a part of a great mission, with President and Sister Nelson at the helm.

Aunt 'B'

My great nieces and nephews call me Aunt Bee, it is a fun story as to why.  But that is for another time.  So this entry sign reminded me of them.  And of course, they are as 'sweet as honey'.  I'm so fascinated with BEES ~ maybe the work ethic.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


There's no better way to start a Saturday than with a baptism.  This young man's inspiring, he is so dedicated to reading the  scriptures. Already he has read the Bible twice, working on the Book 0f Mormon, and has gone through the Preach My Gospel.  One can only imagine the weight of his influence for good in his life.  He's such a "desire for truth and courage", reminds one of a stripling warrior. 
We followed up with a visiting teaching conference that was packed with information, good food, good people and great fun.  I call that a terrific day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

# 3 Keystone Arch

Our third Moon-gate, very lovely with it's arched step in front.  Doesn't it make you feel welcomed in a gracious way.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Farewell and Welcome

Elder Nackos and Elder Myers

We delivered Elder Myers to the airport this morning, he's on his way back to New York.  Can't believe how fond you can grow of someone in a short time.  Thanks Elder Myers, God bless you in His work.

Elder Tremble and Elder Nackos

This evening we met Elder Tremble at the airport.  He's a fine young man, excited to be here in Bermuda.  We're looking forward to getting acquainted with our new friend.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mission President Visits

We had a baptism this weekend as well as a visit from President Nelson and Sister Nelson.  This our first face to face visit with them.  We love them and so does the Branch.  Some from the branch have a desire to attend the Temple this December.  And Sister Nelson shared a timely message with the Relief Society about the blessings that come from doing so.  Afterward they joined us for dinner on Sunday, it was great fun as well as informative.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time Flys When Your Having Baptisms

Benjamin and Avery

Elder Nackos, Shynori, and Elder Myers

Benjamin, Avery, and Briar

It's been a busy few weeks, I pray that we're busy doing much of the same.  You see we've had two baptisms, and looking forward to two more on July 2nd.  My testimony is strengthened with each one.

One was on June 4th, the very day that our little Avery was being baptized.  We were a little homesick to be with Avery on her special day, but as we participated in Shynori's baptism we were able to close our eyes and think we were there.  We love Avery and are very proud of her being worthy and willing to be baptized.  We love Shynori as well and admire his courage and conviction.