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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. We are currently serving in the presidency of the Fort Lauderale Temple, enjoying serving being able to continue to serve while living at home. We thought we had reached our photo upload allowance at this site, so began a new blog at, but can no longer find how to add new posts there, though we can again at this site. Feel free to email us at

Monday, September 19, 2011

Quetzaltenango Temple

For our 48th anniversary Virginia and I went with a bus load of senior missionary friends to Quetzaltenango for a private tour of the new temple, compliments of Duane and Suzanne Cheney, who were in charge of its construction and who were gracious enough to agree to show us through. They also built the Panama, Costa Rica, and Venezuela temples, and Duane grew up in Virginia's ward in Idaho. They gave us a lovely tour of both the temple and the adjoining guest house. Afterwards we went to our favorite Quetzaltenango Restaurant, the Woon Kooc, for more than anyone could eat Chinese food. Here are a few photos.
The newly-weds, more in love than ever
Zoomed in view of the temple from the road across the valley. It can be seen from miles away.
View of Quetzaltenango from the temple site
The guest house, with accommodations for a fair number of out-of-town patrons in addition to temple workers.
Shot of the temple without people in the foreground
Painting in the guest house. Presumably Alma at the Waters of Mormon. Other paintings follow. There were some lovely ones in the temple, too, including original paintings, but we could not take pictures inside.
Missionaries with more zeal than wisdom--What are they doing out in the boondocks rather than working in a center of strength?
Jesus teaching his disciples
Temple of Solomon
Lehi's dream