Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Year - New Faces

We are excited to be beginning a new year here in the Auckland Mission.  However, we know that this year will be one of many good-byes.   All the missionaries who were here when we first arrived a year ago will begin rotating back home and we will be getting new folks to replace them.   .

We love associating with the many different missionaries we serve with in the Area Office, as well as enjoying visits with other senior missionaries we see less often - such as the MLS couples in Manukau, the Mission Office Couples and the Document Capture missionaries.  We could not ask for a better group of colleagues and friends

Back Row - Left to Right:
Eld. James Byrne, Sis Arendje Whidden, Eld. Allan Whidden, Eld. James Terry, Myron Mickleson, Eld. David Crane, Eld. Stephen Eccles, Eld. Bruce Brereton, Eld. Scott Seamons, Eld. Larry Bennett, Eld. James Henderson, Eld. Craig Martin, Eld. Randy Sayers, Elder Reed Spencer

Front Row - Left to Right:
Sis. Marilee Byrne, Sis. LillyAnn Cotterell, Sis. Judy Terry, Sis. Joy Mickleson, Sis. Pauline Crane, Sis. Daryl Eccles, Sis. Patsy Brereton, Sis. Susan Seamons, Sis. Kathleen Henderson, Sis.Linda Martin, Sis. Karen Sayers, Sister Nada Spencer


 I never want to forget all the dear friends we made on this mission, so I'm adding a few details to keep them forever close in my heart.  Some we got to know very well as we worked with them in the PAO office and shared adventures with them on P-days.  Others we saw only occasionally at our twice a month Family Home Evenings.   Still, every one of these couples touched our heart to one extent or another.   I want to hold those memories close.  So here is the list of who we served with:

Mike and Shawna Bath (Aug 2015-Mar 2017)
From Sandy, UT
She served as Mission Nurse;  Elder Bath was invaluable in the housing support, working on missionary bikes and general mission office support

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John & Debra Beckstead (May 2014 - Nov 2015)
From: Santa Clara, UT
He served as Office of General Council
She assisted with Mission Medical

Bruce & Patsy Brereton (June 2014 - Dec 2015)
From Utah, Now living in Anacortes, WA
He served as Exec Secretary to Area Presidency
She provided support in various projects

Doyl and Jeanne Brown (Dec 2013 - Feb 2015)
From Moses Lake, WA
Medical Advisor

Gill & Eva Brunson  (Jan 2014 - July 2015)
From: Farmington, UT
Records Preservation

James & Marilee Byrne (Jul 2015 - Jan 2017)
From Italy, TX
Records Preservation

Lloyd & Debbie Calderwood (Aug 2015 - Feb 2017)
From Hayden Lake, ID

Jeffrey & Linda Champlin (Oct 2015 to Apr 2017)
From Smithfield, UT
Public Affairs

Gary & Peggy Clements (Mar 2015 - Feb 2017)
From Rigby, ID
Originally worked MLS up in the northlands, later assigned to mission office

Lynn & Karen Collins (Apr 2016 - Oct 2017)
From Salt Lake City, UT
He served as Associate Area Legal Council
She worked with the Addiction Recovery program and helped out a great deal in the Mission Office
Also helped with the Self Reliance program

Dirk & LillyAnn Cotterell (April 2014 - Mar 2016)
From: Draper, UT
In Field Reps

David & Pauline Crane (Sep 2015 - Jul 2017)
From Saratoga Springs, UT
CES Specialists

Stephen & Daryl Eccles (Oct 2015 - Apr 2017)
From Eugene OR
Records Preservation

Carl & Nola Freeman (Mar 2016-Sep 2017)
From Farmington, UT

Guy & Paula Fugal (May 2014 - Oct 2015)
From: Pleasant Grove, UT
Public Affairs

Pat & Judy Garth (May 2015 - Sep 2016)
From Victoria, Australia
Mission Office & Housing

Morris & Winnie Graham (May 2016-Nov 2017)
From Laie, HI
He was Mental Health Advisor
She served in Mission Office and best welcome wagon ever for incoming missionaries

James & Kathleen Henderson (Sep 2015 - Aug 2017)
From Cottonwood Heights, UT

Jim & Marjo'lee Irvine (Jun 2014 - Apr 2016)
From: Kaysville, UT

Steven & Alice Jackson (Sep 2015 - Mar 2017)
From Sandy, UT
Mission Office

Richard & Mary Jarvis (Jan 2016 - Jul 2017)
From Vancouver, WA
Education Specialists

Scott & Cheri Loveless (Jan 2016 -  Jul 2017)
From Provo, UT
He was Assoc. Area Legal Council
She worked with Public Affairs

Craig & Linda Martin (Apr 2015 - Sep 2016)
From Saratoga Springs, UT

David & Anne Maughan (Mar 2016 - Sep 2017)
From Tri-Cities, WA
Welfare / Humanitarian Aid

Myron & Joy Micklesen (Mar 2015 - Sep 2016)
From: Redmond, UT

Gary & Linda Olsen (June 2015 - Oct 2016)
From Orem, UT
Medical Advisor & Assistant

William & Debbie Perron (Feb 2014 - Aug 2016)
From: Meridian, ID
CES Coordinators

Barry & Susan Preator (Aug 2015 - Feb 2017)
From Alpine, UT
Public Affairs

Jim & Jenni Reeves (Nov 2013 - Oct 2015)
From: Kangaroo Island, Australia
Mission Office Support

Grant & Karen Richards (Mar 2016 - Jan 2018)
From: Highland, UT
In Field Reps

Randy & Karen Sayers (Aug 2014 - Feb 2016)
From: Idaho Falls, ID

Scott & Susan Seamons (Jan 2016 - Dec 2017)
From: Orem, UT
Exec Sec to Area Presidency

Reed & Nada Spencer (Nov 2014 - Oct 2016)
From Pleasant View, UT
Education Managers

Stephen & Christine Streeter (Jul 2016 - May 2018)
From Bountiful, UT
He served as Area Architect & She worked with Real Estate contracts

 James & Judy Terry (Mar 2015 - Feb 2017)
From Bountiful, UT
MTC Presidency & MLS

Keith & Carol Wallace (Feb 2014 - Aug 2016)
From: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Public Affairs

Allan & Arendje Whidden (Nov 2014-May 2016)
From: Vanderhoof, BC Canada
Mental Health Advisor

Gary & Susan Winters (Sep 2014 - Mar 2016)
From: Sandy, UT
Welfare Specialists


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