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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, March 01, 2010

El Salvador Training Trip

This first photo has nothing to do with our trip to El Salvador, but it is a typical picture of the very colorful public buses in Guatemala, and is typical of the more open religious expressing which is seen here, as opposed to the US. If you click on the photo, you may be able to pick out that the sign on the back of the bus says, "Dios nos acompaƱe"--God be with us.

The next photo shows Virginia, President Guillermo Alvarez, Pati de Alvarez, and Percy Santizo, with whom we enjoyed the trip to El Salvador. Several of us are eating the most typical of all SalvadoreƱan foods--pupusas, a sort of thick fried tortilla filled with beans, or cheese, or meat.

The above photo and the one which follows show what our training meeting looked like. We had sixteen stake presidents and their clerks present to learn how to use the online missionary application system. Pati is leading the discussion. You can see Virginia in the next photo looking over a paper missionary application that a stake president had given her and which she wanted to look over for completeness before the stake president got away.

The above photo, as well as the one below, show the progress of the construction on the El Salvador Temple. It will be lovely when completed.


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