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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

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Primitive Picnicking with the Burrows

A picnic in the park can take interesting turns when unusually heavy rainfall the preceding days has caused flooding, as was the case at Beech Fork State Park near Ona, West Virginia, where we went for a Saturday afternoon outing with Ginette and their five youngest kids. Happily, we went in part to try out (finally) our inflatable kayak, and the flooded park proved to be the perfect place for it. We didn't even need the life preservers, as the following photos will prove. And with no other available fire pits or grills available, the flood waters proved no deterent to our using Shelter #2 for our hot dog and marshmallow roast. At the bottom of this post you will see musical renditions by all five youngest kids, four on the piano and Max on the harmonica. The first pictures you'll see are a couple of family group pictures. Tom is back home after his job in Wisconsin fell through, and he'll be looking for work locally in preparation for his impending mission.


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