Friday, June 19, 2015

Senior Couples FHE

It has been our pleasure to meet at least once per transfer with the senior missionary couples for Family Home Evening. Sometimes we have a potluck luncheon, other times we have snacks and desserts. It's never about the food...okay, maybe a little. When we get together with these wonderful couples, the spirit is so strong. We've heard wonderful gospel messages and powerful testimonies from our couple missionaries. We've been blessed to serve with many couples in the past three years and we feel a close bond of friendship with each of them. Thank you, Senior Couples, we love you!
June 2015 Senior Missionary Couples (L-R)
 Elder and Sister Shamrell, Office couple
President and Sister Monahan
Elder and Sister Anderson, Self-Reliance Center
Elder and Sister Roberts, Member/Leader Support

Enjoy some of our memories with the Senior Couples:

P-day Activity in Lingayen
May 2015
 As veterans from the Vietnam era, Elder Roberts and President Monahan
give respect by saluting those who fought in World War II

 Fighter plane from WWII
Exhibits in the War Memorial

After visiting the war memorial, we walked across 
the street to the government office building
Entry of the government building
 We took a tour to see the offices
and the beautiful architecture

                                                                 Philippines Flag                Looking beyond the trees to the Lingayen Gulf 

Temple Trip
September 2014
 Manila Temple

                                                                Elder and Sister Bell                      President and Sister Monahan

                                                          President and Sister Franco                     Elder and Sister Shamrell 

 FHE October 2014
(L-R) Bells, Mortensens, Monahans, Francos, Shamrells and Roberts

FHE June 2014

A luncheon at Golden Flame Resort, hosted by the Mortensens...
....Followed by videoke and Sister Roberts' birthday celebration :)

Christmas 2013
For our senior couple activity in December 2013, we met with all the district presidents and their wives for a Christmas party. Elder and Sister Shamrell wrapped many presents for a "white elephant" game in which each of us received the same gifts. Their message was centered on the birth of Christ and that He is the light and Savior of the world. The Mortensens had received boxes of donated clothing from their home ward. They presented one box to each district president for them to distribute to those who were in need. Everyone had an enjoyable time visiting, singing Christmas hymns and, of course, eating delicious treats!

FHE November 2013
Thanksgiving celebration.....yum!!

FHE September 2013
Dinkels, Fullmers, Mortensens, Monahans, Francos, Stamps, Bells, and Shamrells

FHE May 2013
(L-R) Engels, Mortimers, Stamps, Mortensens, Monahans, Francos, Dinkels and Fullmers

FHE January 2013
Stamps, Dinkels, Mortensens, Monahans, Francos, Engels, and Fullmers

Christmas in Baguio
December 2012 at Mines View
We had a Senior Couples Retreat in beautiful Baguio

Dinner in "Paradise"

FHE October 2012
Francos, Fullmers, Mortimers, Lindsays, Monahans, Engels, and Stamps

P-day Activity in Baguio
September 2012
Two months after President Monahan and I were called to the Baguio Mission,
we enjoyed a day in Baguio with the senior couples...lovely!
Engels, Lindsays, Fullmers, Stamps and Monahans