Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NEW Missionaries with their NEW Trainers.

2 of our new missionaries were not
able to have their picture taken with
their new companion because their
companions are over in Tutuila and
they were not able to get flights on
transfer day.  Sorry

Monday, September 14, 2015

So many goodbyes and hellos

 We sent these three great missionaries home to their families - they were excellent missionaries

 We had 19 new missionaries arrive on our Monday and Tuesday for orientation and training then off to their new areas of labor.  This is a great group and we are excited to have them here with us.  Beautiful Samoa Temple in the background

This group of 15 missionaries all finished together and we said our goodbyes on Thursday and Friday of last week so we have missed them all.  Wonderful missionaries.

Visit by Elder Robbins & Elder Haleck

Zone Conference and Devotional with Elder Robbins and Elder Haleck

Goodbye to our dear Friends

Seniors get together to say goodbye to the Tolmans and send them off with our love.

We will never forget these two wonderful servants of the Lord.  They provided wonderful direction and inspiration to the mission.

The Canadians are leaving

Vaiola School will never forget these two.  The Stonehockers were awesome - they provided a lot of fun and entertainment for the Senior Couples.  We will miss them.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Missionaries Give Back - Carnival Festival for Tutuila & Island Christmas Fireside

 just getting ready for the crowds.  The Elders followed direction and worked hard.

 we stapled candy to his cape and the kids chased him till they actually took him down and stripped him of all the candy.

 We watched the Church made film "the Gift" before we started the carnival.  Love these guys.

 kids everywhere love Santa - boy was he hot.

 this was the scene as the kids got ready to chase "Flash" - he was the one with the cape.
 We called this the "ride the rail" race.  had to hold the swimming noodles between your legs and race to the end and back.

 The kids love the missionaries.

 We had pizza and home made cookies for them all after the fireside.  1/2 a large pizza per Elder and there were no leftovers.

 They love pizza

This is one awesome group of missionaries.  We have the best.

There are two things Samoan kids love to do - volleyball and dodgeball.

had to throw been bags into frosty's mouth and belly.

Samoan bowling, coconuts and water filled bottles.  works like a charm

sucker toss, the kids loved this one.

And of course you can't have a carnival without a water balloon toss.  This was a real hit. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Our banana tree is growing a new bundle for us.  Ye haa

When it rains you need to enjoy it because you get a new swimming hole to try out.

Wendy enjoying some of the great food she made for the missionary Thanksgiving dinner.

Pres. & Sister Tolman & Pres. & Sister Pierson (Area President)

Wedding of a couple we taught Temple Prep -

Here is the dinner party tray.

There are some nice resorts on Western Samoa, they really cater to tourists.

Waterfall at the top of the ridge in the Middle of Western Samoa

Open Fale in Western Samoa

Rober Louis Stevenson Estate

Our golfing team - 

Fixing a bad hair cut.  Magic marker does wonders.