Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Mission President

     We had officially been on our mission for 1 whole year on July 5, 2011.  Our wonderful Mission President, John Lee Robison and his sweetheart of a wife Joan left to return home in Bountiful, Utah after 3 years as president of the Texas Lubbock Mission.  We will really miss them.  They had a warmth and love about them that made being a Senior Missionary (or any other missionary for that matter) easy, rewarding and enjoyable.  They really made us feel loved and appreciated.  There wasn't hardly a day that went by without them telling you how much they appreciated you and how you were needed.

We will always be grateful for the friendship that grew and the honor it was to serve with them.

Enter new Mission President and wife:
President Arnold R. Augustin and his wife Kathee
President and Sister Augustin come to us from Bountiful, Utah.  He worked in the public relations department of the church.  And at one time was a news reporter and anchor man for Chanel 2 news.  Has many wonderful stories to tell.

Now it is official -
We presented them with the new 
Texas Lubbock Mission Blanket and they are now

Flat Tire - Elders to the Rescue

     On our way home from one of our Zone Conferences - May 2011 - to be exact, we encountered a very large piece of re-tread laying in the middle of the road.  Normally, in our own car, Eugene, who was the driver, would have just swerved to miss it.  However, he was driving a large van, pulling a large enclosed utility trailer and...  he didn't see it until just before he HIT IT!  Bam!  Shhhhhhhh!  Thump, thump, thump! Ding - ding - ding - ding - ding!  

YEP...  IT'S FLAT!  In fact, it knocked it right off the rim!

Sure glad the Vehicle Coordinator, Elder Stoker (left) is with us.  He'll know what to do. 

"Hey Donkey!  Looks like we have company."

Elder Wittwer jacks up the van while Elder Stoker and Elder Bradshaw supervise.

There's got to be a way to get this spare out of here so we can change the tire!  But how?

Sister Carbine says,  "May I suggest you find the manual and see what it says?"

Ahh Haaaa!  Now that's tricky!

OK - now take off all of the lug nuts and...  

"Hey guys!  Look at this..."

New tire on - Lug nuts on...

Make sure they're tight Elder Carbine

Let down the jack Elder Stoker...


And we're on our way again!

Buy...  Nice watchen' ya!