Sunday, August 31, 2014

Welcome to the South Y'all...

It should come as no small surprise that this Mission – just like any other Mission – has its share of peculiarities.  Perhaps some of those peculiar things in far flung places in Alabama, Mississippi, and smaller portions of Georgia and Tennessee might be expected to be a little more peculiar than other places.  That remains to be seen. 

Come to think of it, perhaps there are places and things of such peculiar interest in the hometowns of Alabama Birmingham missionaries from around the country and the world that families would like to have posted on this blog.  If so, fire away with your photography and commentary. 

That’s what we’re going to be doing on a somewhat irregular basis from here.  We hope that you’ll enjoy these aspects of life among This Peculiar People here in a somewhat peculiar place.  

To view all of these peculiarities, simply click the Label “Only In the South”

Only in the South: Some fun from the the Mission Presidency at the Highland Home Branch

Highland Home:

Highland Home is one of the more remote branches within the Mission, located some forty miles below Montgomery in the southern end near the border with the Tallahassee Florida Mission.  It’s pretty much off the beaten track of the Interstate system throughout Alabama (no, not all directions to meeting houses include such phrases as “….. then turn onto the dirt road….”) 

One of President Hanks’ counselors, setting out to visit two Elders in Highland Home planned to not only meet with them, but also to have lunch with them at a place of their choice.  The following is the conversation, drawn from voice mails left between busy people:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Great article on the Sister Missionaries in Alexander City!

"Whether you are attending an event, shopping or just been out and about you may have encountered two young ladies who are doing Christ’s work. 

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Sister Mallory Butterfield and Sister Danielle Gomm are young Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints missionaries who have been assigned to the Alexander City area. They say that they have enjoyed meeting the people, sharing a message and helping people in any way that they can."

Read more here.