Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dear FAMILIES of Missionaries and Friends,
Most of the pictures I'm adding to the blog today are of Zone Activities.  They are only quarterly and nice to have in the summertime.  These are pictures of missionaries in the Rochester Zone.  Elder Lo, Elder Marsh and ?
Sisters in the Rochester Zone --- Sister Shakespear, Sister Cuoto . . .

The office went to breakfast for Sister Corcoran's birthday.  She's on the right, sitting next to Lorri Beth, our daughter!  Sister Corcoran is the mission nurse and is heaven-sent!

Dear Parents, 
I have just begun blogging.  I plan on being more informative about what is going on in your son or daughter's mission.  I have just returned from an amazing Mission President Conference held in Nauvoo and will give you more news of how this mission works, etc. on my P-day!  I hope more of you will check it out!  HURRAH FOR ISRAEL and your wonderful missionaries, who are a precious part!  Love, Sister Howell


  1. Thank you for doing this wonderful blog. I know that it takes time and that you are already so busy, but it is an added bonus for parents of missionaries in MN!

    Diane Hafen

  2. Sister Howell
    Thank you so much for the time and effort of doing this blog. It is GREAT to see the work that is being done in Minnesota. The greatest of all missions. It was great to see Sister Corcoran's picture. She helped my son recieve some medical treatment for his back at the beginning. She was so great contacting me and lettling me know all was well. We appreciate all of you and love you very much. Our prayers are with you.
    Love Karen Wardle

  3. This is great. It is wonderful to hear what happens in the mission. Thank you for all the work you do. My husband and I both served full-time missions and have developed a great appreciation for Mission President families and their dedication.

    We have begun blogging as well and send out a notice to friends and family every week as we post another e-mail from our son who is serving in your mission.

    It has turned out that the blog has become a missionary tool in itself. It feels good to be a part of our sons mission. Our prayers are with you and all your missionaries.

    Nancie Jepsen, Denmark

  4. Elder Jepsen is going to have a baptism next week up in Thunder Bay! How we love Elder Hafen and Elder Wardle, thankful he's doing better & Sister Corcoran is an outstanding nurse & missionary!

  5. Sister Howell,
    Thanks you so very much for taking the time to do this awesome blog. It is wonderful to see how the mission operates and the smiling faces on all of the missionaries. It was great to see our son on his first day in Minnesota! This is a wonderful addition to the emails and pictures we get from our sons/daughters. Bless you all at the MMM!
    Jill Dearden

  6. Sister Howell,
    Like all of the other parents of your missionaries, we crave whatever information we can get about Minnesota, the missionaries and you wonderful folks who lead and care for them.
    Thanks for taking the time to post these comments and pictures.
    Our son, Stephen, is loving his experience in Minnesota.
    Marty Farnsworth