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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

Monday, June 16, 2008

June 14-15, 2008: Latest trip to San Blas

Here are some pictures of our recent trip to the San Blas Islands for a district conference and related activities. The conference was on the island of Narganá, where we had had our November meetings. The morning after we arrived, the district president took us to see the chapel on the island of Ticantiquí, a half hour away (by boat). Boarding our flight to Nargana
Island of Nargana, where we held our meetings.
Local fishermen
Chapel (see satellite dish) on Nargana
Inside our plane
Arriving at Ticantiqui
People working on air strip on mainland near Ticantiqui
Chapel in Ticantiqui
Primary wing of chapel in Ticantiqui
Bathrooms at chapel in Ticantiqui. All bathrooms are built out over the water on these islands, as there is no sewage system.

Virginia in front of bread fruit in Ticantiqui. We think we had some in a soup. Tastes like potato.
Don with photogenic friends in Ticantiqui
Main street in Ticantiqui
Primary children show off somersaults in Ticantiqui
Primary kids who came to see what was happening

Branch president's home in Ticantiqui. See Moroni emblem on door.
Ticantiqui branch president, Virginia, San Blas district president
Kids and others come to say goodbye
Kids wave goodbye as we leave Ticantiqui
Friendly crab comes to visit just outside of hotel door

Restaurant worker prepares our coconut milk for breakfast
Breakfast at Nargana restaurant with fresh coconut milk
Virginia outside hotel at Nargana

Cultural night Kuna sisters sing at cultural night

Seminary student expounds on story of sacrifice of Isaac during cultural night.
Seminary students, mainly nonmembers, reenact the sacrifice of Isaac
Abraham with Isaac on the altar
Angel arrives in time to save Isaac
Ram sacrificed instead of Isaac


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