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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, October 29, 2008

Trip to Taboga

Last Monday, for our preparation day, we went with two other senior missionary couples to the little island of Taboga, 12 miles off the Panama coast. Below is a view of the island, which is about 2 miles long and a mile across. We climbed a trail to the top.

Taboga from a distance

The island features quaint homes and lovely flowers.

Hotel where we ate breakfast.

Batemans, Coxes, and Virginia

Virginia on boat on way to Taboga

Ships lined up for turn going through Panama Canal

Flowers on trail

From up on the hill. Panama City in background on the left. See ships lined up to go through canal.

Three crosses atop hill on "Sendero de las tres cruces" (Trail of the three crosses.)

Going up the trail through lush vegetation

Second oldest church in the Americas, on Taboga


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