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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 donandvirginiacazier.blogspot.com, but can no longer find how to add new posts there, though we can again at this site. Feel free to email us at doncazier@yahoo.com.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mission Presidents' Seminar

October 25-28 we enjoyed another mission presidents' seminar with the Area Presidency, DTA, area medical advisor, and wives at the Hotel La Reunion near Antigua. The property includes a world class golf course amid scenery which would be hard to beat. It was, as always, a spiritual treat, with a little fun mixed in. Photos follow. To see more detail, click on any of the photos.
Mission presidents, Area Presidency, and others at mission presidents' seminar at La Reunion, near Antigua Guatemala. Note smoking volcano in the background. One morning it let out a loud bang, which sounded like thunder. The next day we heard it making a low rumble before it launched smoke and ash into the air. At night those watching reported a bright glow and flowing lava.
Mission presidents' seminar
Area Presidency and executive secretary and wives
Buggy ride in Antigua
In old convent in Antigua
Virginia leading music to let the group hear the echo effect in a room in old convent
At largest fountain in Central America, outside the La Merced church in Antigua
In Hotel Santo Domingo in Antigua, a converted convent, where we had dinner.
A couple of the brethren hamming it up at dinner in Santo Domingo.
Soup served in squash
Scenery at Hotel La Reunion
Virginia enjoys back patio at our hotel room. (Note private pool for each room!)
Ladies using their heads to sell fruit
Volcano framed in arch in Antigua
Virginia on roof dining area at the Posada de Don Rodrigo
Marimbas entertain the group at lunch at the Posada de Don Rodrigo in Antigua
Painting of quetzal at Posada de Don Rodrigo
Below: A short video of marimba players
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