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California Fresno Mission FAREWELL – Feb. 10, 2015 – FULL EVENT

Another great farewell to the Missionaries who have been serving the Mission of Jesus Christ for the past few years of their lives. They walked with Him, and brought many back unto the Father through Him. Now they are home, making family lives of their own… in His glory. I love the Father, I love the Son, I love the Holy Ghost… and I love the Missionaries!

 

 

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November 18, 2014 CFM Missionary Farewell

Working through the keys held by our fantastic Missionary President Jeff and Sister Bonnie Clark, the title says it all…. another day that more Missionaries complete their Mission, giving amazing testimonies unto Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. Fantastic and Beautiful. Thank you Missionaries!

 

DEPARTING MISSIONARIES:

The Thompsons, Haley Bateman, Joahnna Balledos, Cassandra Bell, Dakota Davis, Ryley Guzy, Kadyn Hassett, Mary Katherine Johnson, Ryan Lofthouse, Sarah Lunddahl, Kara Otterstrom, Timothy Padilla, Sarah Catherine Price, Dinorah Segovia, Shakir Sims, Aaron Varela, Anne VanWie, and Alex Versey.

Thank you Missionaries! You made every life you encountered closer to the Father.

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!

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December 25, 2014 – Missionary Christmas!!

Each year we get the pleasure of having the Missionary’s of our area over for Christmas day! This day was most wonderful as we played games, had a fantastic meal, and even watched the Disney film Frozen! From the standpoint of a Father, I will tell the parents of these fine young Missionaries that they are truly amazing! In the below photos and the 25 minute video, you will hear 14 of the 22 Missionaries we saw that day tell their amazing Christmas Testimonies, and see the fun they had this great day… celebrating the anniversary of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ! I found their testimonies most enlightening, and a few brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Missionary’s! And thank you Families of Missionaries! You are doing the work of Jesus Christ! Enjoy the photos and video below...

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A Wonderful Encounter at 7-11

November 7, 2014

In the month before this encounter I write about now, I had been finding myself getting deeply involved in a few of my friends lives who were in great need during that time, and even still. While being involved with those people I love (let alone anyone) I will never consider them a distraction from Him, but in fact, testimony that we are His Children. That stated, while being involved a few individuals, I found I was allowing myself to neglect my duties to others, and even my commitment to the Church and Temple. I was finding myself troubled and had prayed that my friends would feel the Father’s love in their needs, and also that I would be able to more recognize the Spirit in my life that I may get more accomplished in the right way...

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Rockie Bogenschutz Recalls His Lens, France Mission

Fantastic Alluvial Ward Missionary Rockie Bogenschutz recalls his great Mission experience, finding it much more difficult than tangling with Darth Vader…. yet one the best times of his life in Jesus Christ! His great Mission recount is below…

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When I left for the mission I expected a whole different environment. I had expectations of baptizing thousands. When I arrived the average baptisms was 1.2 per missionary for their entire mission. That didn’t detour me I was determined to make a difference. It wasn’t easy as I’m sure it isn’t for the Missionaries wherever they serve today.
I had just been made senior companion when I was transferred to Lens, France. I had a great new companion from Southern California. This guy was genius caliber...

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November 27, 2014 Missionary Thanksgiving at the CFM KUHN/TAYLOR Home

We are blessed! For the third year in a row, since my own Baptism, we are pleased to host the Missionaries and extended family for Thanksgiving! Over the hours of the day, as the fantastic cooking Turkey brewed that yummy Thanksgiving meal smell throughout the house, many Missionaries and family friends passed through our home to wish us all a Happy Thanksgiving. After dinner we finished the evening in song, and the great film 17 Miracles! Again we are blessed to have such amazing people placed in our paths of this great journey, and the Mission of Jesus Christ our Savior...

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November 24, 2014 Missionary Prep Day

Every so often we have the great pleasure of hosting the Zone Missionaries for their Prep Day in the California Fresno Mission! This is such a day between their getting their needs fulfilled (Laundry and Groceries), and getting back to the Mission later that evening. This day we were allowed to show them the LDS film Ephraim’s Rescue of which they thoroughly enjoyed while sharing several pizza’s we provided for their time with us. We do this often to give them a taste of home…as these young adults have come out to work the Mission of Jesus Christ for a few years, leaving all their comforts at home, wherever that may be in the world. There are several countries and continents represented by these amazing Missionaries participating this day. We are blessed to have them with us!

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2014-10-07 CFM Missionary Farewell

The Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are amazing! They leave their families, and all comforts of their lives to immerse themselves in the Mission of Jesus Christ! That mission is to bring everyone back to Heavenly Father through his son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Lead by California Fresno Mission President Jeff Clark and his lovely Wife, these Missionaries we are viewing are ending their few years of service to go home. The departing Missionaries are:

Elder & Sister Snow
Elder & Sister Williams
Sister Natalie Allred
Sister Shannon Boothe
Elder Taylor Gamino
Sister Daisy Gasio
Sister Julie LeStarge
Elder Troy Mecham Jr.
Elder Michael Nichols
Elder Joshua Nielsen
Elder Pablo Pena-Campos
Sister Natalie Salisbury
Elder Andersen Spendlove
Elder Kaleb Wyeth

These Mi...

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A Wonderful Conversion Story in the Brazil, Salvador Mission

This story was shared through the Mission Presidency of the Salvador, Brazil Mission…. President and Sister Lisonbee of one of their Missionaries, Elder Hollingsworth. We thank you for the wonderful account.

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I wanted to tell you about an experience that I had last week that was such a testimony builder that this is the Lords work and that I’m on his errand, and also that angels prepare people to hear the gospel ( Alma 13:24).

About a year ago I was starting my first transfer in Simoes Filho. I was with a great Elder and it was a pleasure to work with him. We were invited into an English school to help them out a little bit. So, we went and we gave a quick class and met a lot of great people and afterwards invited everyone to go to church...

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Let Christ Change You….. From Elder Gass in the Kobe, Japan Mission

This has been my most humbling week in the mission field. I wish to share a letter I typed to my President, along with some advice. Let Christ change you.

“Dear President Welch,
This week has been the most humbling week of my entire mission. My goodness, I can`t even begin to explain. I wasn’t too sure why I was supposed to stay here in Miki, but I think I got my answer. It was to learn charity. Halfway through last transfer I was studying up on it and the scripture mentioned in PMG hit me really hard...

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