Thursday, March 31, 2016


Mar 31, 2016

Elder and Sister Bradshaw are in charge of Fleet for Temple Square Mission and in preparation for Zone Conference on April 12 and 14 they decided to make a training video on safety in the parking garage since about 90% of our accidents happen in the garage. For some reason those nasty pillars just keep getting in the way!

Our stars for car safety in the garage are Sisters: Chiafitella, Eging, Carrus, Brito, Bon, and Lybbert


Elder Bradshaw gives some instructions before a "take"

Setting up!

Monday, March 28, 2016


March 23rd marked the time of another Transfer at Temple Square Mission.  It's a time of excitement as new assignments are given along with new companions and as Outbound assignments are made.  It is also a time of tears as good-bye's are said to departing sisters and a time of welcoming new sisters to Temple Square Mission from the MTC. 


Sisters returning from Outbound are welcomed back to the mission.  Sisters Pierron, Kemple, Medeiros, Nuon, Javzandulam, Friebe, Sister and President Risenmay, Davies, Burke, Rodriguez, Rivas, Liu, Danso and Castillo.

DEPARTING SISTERS:  Helton, Haight, Quidiman, Rajah, Smith, Sonku, Suarez, Sughroue, Vasi, Howard, Oliveira, Tuilealiifano, Sindylkova, Bequette, Konietz, Weidmann, Elder and Sister Burton

Departing Sisters last temple trip with President and Sister Risenmay before returning home


                  President and Sister Risenmay with Temple Sq. AP's Sisters Rajah and Torjesen

    With the departure of Sister Rajah our new AP (assistant to the President) is Sister Duabe. Sister Torjesen will continue to serve our mission as AP also.  President and Sister Risenmay.

Sister Risenmay, Sisters Rajah (Australia), Torjesen (Norway), Duabe (Philippines) Pres. Risenmay


Sisters:  Takeshige (Utah Provo), Marroquin (Nevada Reno), Cortes (Nevada Reno), Parks (Nevada Reno), O'Reilly (Pennsylvania Pittsburgh), Nevil (Pennsylvania Pittsburgh), Sommerfeldt (Virginia Richmond), Cardus (California San Jose), R. Rodriguez (California San Jose), Willard (Virginia Richmond), Sanchez (California San Jose), Valdez (California San Jose), Solorzano (Texas Houston South), Alliaud (Texas Houston South), Ramos (Texas Houston South), Lawlor (Texas Houston South), Revoredo (Arizona Tempe), Clark (Arizona Tempe), Chansriramee (Washington DC North) and Tekurio (Georgia Atlanta North).

We were able to meet Sister Oliveira's parents at Sacrament Meeting April 10th.  They are here to pick up their daughter who is departing her mission and take her home.  We will miss you Sister Oliveira!!!  Have a safe trip.

Sister Thomas who is from Sierra Leone/Virginia spoke in Sacrament Meeting today.  Her Dad, Grandpa and sister were in town for a visit.  

Thursday, March 17, 2016

March Madness on Temple Square

I wonder how I would look with Sister O'Neills' hair?

With 180 Sisters serving on Temple Square you can never tell who will end up with the same outfit or when a photo bomber will pop up too!!   Sisters Risenmay, Richardson and Sorrenson.

Sister Valdez is really into this "Deep Clean" thing!!!

Sisters Zafarana, Clark and O'Reilly

                                      IT'S LOOKING GOOD SISTERS!!!

Sisters Wardinsky and Carrus

Sisters Tuilealiifano, Valdez, Hug and Baldota

On Temple Square the Sisters give tours but sometimes they take a tour.  Here is a group with Brother Hesterman taking a Tabernacle Organ tour. Did you know there are 11, 623 pipes in this organ? Wow!

        All the Sisters were excited to find Easter Eggs filled with goodies from Elder and Sister     Sorensen on Easter morning!!

YUM!  CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


March 13, 2016

Big changes took place in Sacrament Meeting today.  President Harman, 1st Counselor and President Loos, 2nd Counselor were released today. 

President Risenmay said the Savior is the only one who is never released but everyone else called to serve is released.  We learn to really love others when we serve and that’s why releases can be hard. 

Called to serve as 1st Counselor to President Risenmay is President Mulford and as 2nd Counselor is President Bateman.


President and Sister Loos and Sister and President Harman 

Sisters filed by to offer their thanks and say good-bye to Presidents Harman and Loos.

Departing Sisters for this upcoming transfer sang the intermediate song in Sacrament Meeting today
Sisters Suarez, Quidiman, Sindylkova, Rajah, Sughroue, Haight, Helton, Vasi, Kogure(piano), Sonku, Oliveira & Howard

Thursday, March 10, 2016


March 10, 2016

Our mission was invited to attend Relief Society today in the Relief Society Building on Temple Square.  Sister Burton, General Relief Society President, and Sister Reeves, one of her counselors welcomed us and taught us our lesson. 

We all met together in the Presidents Room.  Along the wall in front of the room were pictures of past General Relief Society Presidents.  On the south wall hung pictures of past General Young Women Presidents and on the north wall hung pictures of past General Primary Presidents. 

Sister Burton told us that the Relief Society Building was built by donations from sisters of the  Church.  Each sister gave $5 which was a great sacrifice for those who contributed because this happened shortly after the war.  Those who couldn't give money sent beautiful pieces of art from their personal belongings and these are now displayed in the room next to the President's Room in the Relief Society Building.  All sacrificed much and gave what they could to be a part of this great endeavor. 

We all had an uplifting and spiritually strengthening time together.  At the close of the meeting Sisters Burton and Reeves shook each sisters hand or gave them a hug. 

We all arrived early so we could enter together


Sisters chatted with each other and found other things to do while we waited for the doors to open

 Sister Reeves and Sister Burton

 Sisters from Arizona or Sisters who Served in Arizona for Outbound

Our mission Relief Society President, Sister Bodota (Philippines)  and her counselor, Sister Duford (France) with Sister Burton, Gen. Relief Society President and her counselor Sister Reeves.

President and Sister Risenmay look on as our AP's, Sisters Rajah and Torjesen say good-bye to Sisters Reeves and Burton.