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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, July 31, 2011

Florida Fun and a Wilde Time in Colorado

We greatly enjoyed a two week leave of absence from our mission to participate in a family reunion in Orlando, Florida, and to spend a week with our daughter Laurie Wilde and her family in Colorado, where Laurie gave birth via C-section to another lovely daughter the day we arrived. We are grateful for the more relaxed rules for senior missionaries concerning home visits. We are now back in Guatemala for another four months prior to returning home for 18 months, after which we hope to come back to Guatemala for one more mission doing the same thing we're doing now in the area offices. The following are a few photos:

The 53 of us who were able to attend, including 10 of our 12 children

Beauty and the beast
The old guy isn't really quite as crippled as he looks in this photo!
Directing a treasure hunt for the grandkids
Virginia holding Kylie Watson (look at the red hair!)
Virginia and our oldest daughter, Ginette Burrows
Virginia holding Joey
Virginia with grandchild #57, Sabrina Dawn Wilde


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