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Location: Weston, Florida, United States

Obtained a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's in ancient scripture, and a doctorate in educational psychology from BYU. Served with the LDS Church Educational System in Hayward and Palo Alto, California; Athens, Georgia; and Miami, Florida. Served as bishop in Newark, California, and Athens, Georgia, and as stake president of the Sugar Hill Georgia Stake. Served as president of the Mexico City North Mission 1996-99. After retiring from CES in 2004 have served four other missions with my wife: As CES area director in Central America 2004-2006; in Panama 2007-2009; again in Guatemala 2009-2011, this time as executive secretary to the Central America Area Presidency; and finally as a counselor in the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple presidency, 2013-2014. After returning home, we served in the presidency of the Fort Lauderdale Temple from 2014-2017 and continue to serve as sealer and ordinance worker, respectively. Feel free to email us at, and please check out our new website at

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

December doings

The following photos represent some of our recent and/or ongoing activities in the Panama City Mission. The first shows Virginia teaching a group of interested members to play the bells following Sunday services in one of our branches.

The second shows a couple of our elders following an object lesson which went awry. Some of you may have seen it demonstrated that one cannot break an egg simply by exerting pressure on it with one's hand or hands. Unfortunately, the big elder in the picture, Elder Glazier, who will be playing baseball for BYU following his mission, didn't get the word, and upon exerting more pressure than most would be able to exert, he managed to explode raw egg all over himself and his district leader, not to mention ruin the lesson the district leader was trying to teach about how Satan can't overcome us if we are faithful, etc. By clicking on the picture you should be able to blow it up to a size where you can see egg remnants on shirt, tie, and wall.

The third picture shows the aftermath of a robbery attempt by some bad guys, who were scared off by our car's alarm.

Next, we have an unnamed senior missionary modeling new slippers received for Christmas from his/her youngest daughter.

Fifth is Virginia directing a dress rehearsal for the Christmas program our missionaries put on in our district the Sunday before Christmas. We didn't use flash, so everything is blurry, but you get the idea.

Finally, we have the meeting place for the new Kuna Nega Branch, where we attended last Sunday. It is a community center, rented to the Church for Sundays. Attendance the first Sunday was about 19, excluding stake and mission visitors. Members are almost exclusively Kuna Indians.


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