Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More MTC Pictures!

Hoopes' & Elder Alex Safsten

MISSION/HOME SWAP: Alex is from the Detroit area (Troy) and is going to the Arizona Mesa Mission. We of course are from Arizona going to serve in Detroit. Alex is the cousin to our MTC bound grandson Elder Jonathan Nat Hoopes. They will miss each other by one day here at the MTC.

Boys Looking Forward

So CUTE - BOYS LOOKING FORWARD: They are already being taught Chinese by their father in preparation for their mission calls.


Maria's 3rd Cousin Brent Lee & wife Charlene: Because I had my Palm Pilot with PAF, we discovered that Christian Nielsen Lee and Inger Mogensen are our common Great Great Grandparents. His Great Grandfather is Niels Peter, the brother to Severin Nielsen. I am so happy to finally meet a Lee and discover he is a relative.
Brent and Charlene will be serving a Humanitarian Mission in the Ammon Jordon North Africa Middle East Area. See how much fun family history can be?

Also, don't you just love the quote in the background?

Long Time Friends Visit us at the MTC

Dan and Michelle Skinner
Richard and Ann Ray
Jay and Maria Hoopes

Maria, Ann Ray, Michelle Skinner

MARIA, ANN, & MICHELLE: We served in the Relief Society together in 6th ward a long time ago.

Dean & Marsha Brenchley

Dean and Marsha Brenchley are going to Pittsburg on their mission. Dean is a cousin to Paul Brenchley. Paul is married to Jay's cousin Linda Larson. Paul is also Caroline Curtis's father in law.

Robert Bingham

Robert (pictured in middle)is a cousin to Delwin Jones from our Shalimar Ward in Tempe.

Baird & Hoopes

Elma Baird and Elma M Hoopes (that's Maria - for those of you that didn't know her first name) met in Relief Society at the MTC. Elma is married to my cousin Jim Baird (John & Lorinda Phillips decendants) from Lehi who is serving as a Bishop in the MTC. Everyday is a surprise to meet family and friends at the MTC. Surrounded by the masses of dedicated servants of the Lord is a joy beyond measure.

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