Thursday, May 23, 2013

Saying "So Long" to Elder Abankwa March 2013

Elder Abankwa, being from Ghana, needed to use our computer
to work on his visa for his return trip. He visited us several times
in George's home.  We told him if he had any trouble with his
paper work, he could come back to Texas with us.
We had a big pancake breakfast on Monday before Transfers. Elder
Abankwa was the guest of honor.  The four elders ate 3 dozen pancakes, 2
dozen eggs, 3 pounds of bacon, a gallon and a half of orange juice, and a
gallon of milk.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 we said so long to our dear friend.

Elder Waldron, a visa waiter for Argentina, would be leaving us
in a couple of days. Two fine missionaries.

Elder Wakefield and Abankwa sadly depart.

Cameryn's Baptism March 30, 2013

Our friends, Dusty and Sheri Rhoades' granddaughter was
baptized on March 30, 2013.

Teresa White's Baptism February 23, 2013

Teresa White and her husband, Melvin

Sister White's children were baptized two years ago. She says
she's not sure what took her a little longer.

Sister White and "her" missionaries: Elders Abankwa and Esplin

Sumter Ward Pinewood Derby March 16, 2013

After the Cub Scouts raced their cars, Brother Putnam opened
the track to adults who had made cars. Elder Wakefield made the
Superman car and Elder Abankwa (his first ever) made the black
car on the right with the Pass Along card spoiler.

Bishop Howard's son, Adam.

Megan and Ryan Strickland's son, Greyson.


This Hot Dog car was super fast!!

Elder Abankwa and his car.

Elder Wakefield's car won in the "legal weight" class.

Sumter District Picnic in Florence, SC before interviews March 13, 2013

Interviews with President Holm were always held in Florence,
 SC at the stake center. This one was in conjunction with a "No
More Strangers Fireside". Sumter District Elders Abankwa, Ovefelt,
Waldron, and Esplin love to eat so we packed a picnic lunch.

Egg salad, chicken salad, chips, brownies, apple slices, and
carrot sticks. Elder Abankwa likes.

24 croissants divided between 5 elders gone in a matter
of moments.

A beautiful spring day in South Carolina!