Thursday, January 30, 2014

UPDATE: A Simple Hundred-Year-Snow-and-Ice Storm can’t stop The Work!

For those of you watching the news at home, you can’t help but be concerned over the well-being of the Missionaries of the AlabamaBirmingham Mission.  Never fear.  
They are all well and continuing to work hard, even though it might not be a normal Alabama winter.  

If you’re familiar with the geography of the Mission, this will make some sense to you:  most of the snow and ice bound areas were from Birmingham south, and somewhat to the west; for those missionaries serving in most of Mississippi and Alabama north of Birmingham, it was definitely cold, but mostly clear except for an odd snow flurry here and there. (Map of the Mission)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The view from the Mission Home this morning...

This is a picture President Hanks took from the Mission Home this morning- just so you can get an idea of what kind of snow constitutes a "State of Emergency" in Alabama :)

It's not much, but it caused enough chaos for us!  Luckily, everyone seems to be doing okay.  The Zone Leaders have been in training today, so if the work is still going on you know everything's good!

We're currently working on getting some anecdotes and possibly photos from the missionaries on how they spent their days.  They weren't allowed to drive anywhere in the mission vehicles, but they were encourage to walk around and help in any way that they could!

More coming soon.

Missionaries are SAFE in the Birmingham Alabama Mission

Thanks to the  forewarning, preparations, and directions from President Hanks in advance of the storms yesterday, the Missionaries of the Birmingham Alabama Mission were prepared and safe during the snow storms that hit most of the Southeast U.S. yesterday.  Waiting for an official statement from the Mission Presidency and will post as soon as possible!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Keeping Missionaries Safe (What Moms and Dads REALLY want to know!)

The Life of a Missionary is tough enough without the added potential for injury or death on the roads; the Life of a Missionary Parent is filled with emotions that include concern for the well-being of their Missionary.  Ask any Mission President about his most pressing and on-going concern and he’ll certainly tell you it’s the safety of his missionaries.  

In this, the first of a series of blog articles designed to inform parents about what’s being done to enhance the safety and well-being of their sons and daughters, we’ll focus on how technology is being used to enhance Missionary safety in the Alabama Birmingham Mission.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


It has been a busy few weeks in the Alabama Birmingham Mission, and we've got lots to tell you (and show you) about what our missionaries have been up to.   We're currently in the process of organizing and captioning everything.

Stay tuned in the next few days because we have literally HUNDREDS of pictures to share!!!  It's gonna be awesome :)