Tuesday, June 27, 2017

One Year

One year ago today we left our home and family to serve as Mission President and wife to Durban South Africa. We are blessed beyond measure for this extraordinary experience. The more I study, learn, and serve, the more my testimony is strengthened. I have come to love the wonderful people of South Africa, and of course, our wonderful missionaries! I feel that they are teaching me more than I could ever hope to teach them.

Here are a few highlights from the year (not in any order of relevance!):

Zone Conferences, once every 12 weeks, are now every six weeks, along with missionary interviews

A forty-day fast brought many miracles

In March we had the highest amount of baptisms in the history of the mission

About 68 people just showed up to church without invitations over a six week period

A meeting with Prince Buthelezi and his political leaders - presented him with a Book of Mormon

A new temple under construction

Missionaries working harder than ever - we have the best!

People seeking missionaries

A visit from Elder Rasband

A mission tour with Elder and Sister Palmer 

Our daughter, Nicole, had the privilege of coming with us for a few months before going to BYU


  1. Thank you for serving and loving our boys!

  2. Thank you for your constant care and love that you show to our sons - it's nice to know they have a 2nd set of parents watching over and loving them when they are all so far away from home!!

  3. I love this post! That you for being so valiant and a wonderful Mission President and mission mom to my son. Elder Parisot loves you both so much.