Friday, August 31, 2012

Pound Cakes
 It's an added perk to be serving in SC because some of our grandchildren live just a few hours away. Hannah came for a few days and went with us as we worked the Airman's Attic and the Readiness Center. We visted some people and of course staying with my brother, George, that means baking cakes. Hannah enjoyed making and eating one of Uncle George's recipes.
"Working" the Airman's  Attic

Baptisms and Confirmations July and August 2012

Elders Lash and Bailey and Larry Dinkins July 7, 2012
 We have been so blessed to work with some great misssionaries. We were able to be in on some of their teachings of these newest converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thank you elders for all you have done. We love you.
The Phillips Family and Rondell Brunson July 14, 2012

Rondell asked Elder Wakefield to confirm him a member on
July 15, 2012

Sheila Geddings asked Dick to baptise  her July 15, 2012

President and Sister Holm attended Sheila's baptism

Chris Strode's baptism July 28, 2012

Elders Lash and Sego and Elder Wakefield at Vance Lawrence's baptism.
It had rained so much that the font was not working, so Vance was baptised
at a swimming pool next door to the chapel.

Pioneer Day Sumter, SC 2012

The Primary was in charge of a wonderful breakfast. Grits, eggs, ham, and biscuits...muffins..etc. and homemade jam. Our longtime friend Megan Whitaker Strickland on the right. She made the biggest pot of grits I've ever seen

Our daughter, Geri, and her kids, Justin, Kate, and Brian were down
for the weekend.


"Come, Come Ye Saints"

Elder and Sister Wakefield enjoying a hymn and a pioneer story.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yes, we brought the dirt bike on our mission. Dick rode a wheelie on his birthday dressed in his suit before we sent the bike away for the rest of our mission. No I didn't have the camera, rats.

Monday, August 27, 2012

 Grandkids from Greenville came down for half a day to celebrate Grandpa Dick's birthday, July 3, 2012. Justin, Kate, Hannah and Brian.
Geri, Nate, Kate and Alison enjoy pizza with Grandpa.

Ready to put the trailer to use. Love to move!!!!

Longhorn burgers brought with us from Texas. Great 4 Elders! Elder Parkes, Elder Lash, Elder Bailey, and Elder Aguilar. Eating at George's. He made the cake in the center of the table.
Sheila Geddings an investigator and our new friend joined us for a burger,

Every month the base chaplain, Chaplain Kathy Scott, has a Deployment Dinner for family members of those deployed. A different church in the Sumter area provides food and drink. This was our first on June 25, 2012. We are at each one and are in charge  of clean-up. We have met some wonderful members of other denominations and are developing an real love for them and the services they provide to their fellowmen. We look forward to them each month.
 Our first Zone Conference.Top picture in the Charleston Zone. Bottom Florence Zone (ours).
June 20, 2012 Elder Walker and his wife were visiting (a Seventy in charge of temples). Gave some great training.


Our arrival in Sumter, SC May 28,2012. Jane drove the Honda and followed the Suburban and trailer loaded. The trailer will be a great missionary tool. Thanks George for taking us in and letting us live in your home.
Breakfast with our Utah Family on the morning we reported to the MTC. May 14, 2012


Our send-off by our Ward in Joshua Texas.