Thursday, February 11, 2016


Senior missionaries at FHE

The departing missionaries at the transfer closest
to our departure met at the mission home for
lunch, relaxing, dinner and testimony meeting.

The departing missionaries in T-shirts with the inscription
I LOVE TO REPENT - a favorite saying of President Henderson.
Coomera Zone - February 2016
Elder and Sister Haleck with other seniors
at dinner for Mission Tour

We love our association with the senior couples in the ABM!
 The boards displaying all the mission teams from the
ten stakes served as a backdrop for the mission tour dinner.

Elder and Sister Haleck with Brother and Sister Tusa

Elder and Sister Callahan will serve as the new mission medical advisor couple.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fun in Brisbane

Seeing Brisbane on the City Cat was a great way to spend an afternoon.
We rode the boat on a three hour trip up and down the Brisbane River.

One of the many bridges along the river

This beautiful home is built in the authentic Australian style.

                           More bridges
The motorway runs right along the river. 
The skyline of Brisbane 

This is the Story Bridge that we climbed one late afternoon with other senior missionaries.
We climbed up to both of the towers and back down - great way to see the city.

Can you see the cars below us?
We watched the sunset from the top of the bridge.

Dinner at the Story Hotel - the only way to celebrate!

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Visit to Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park is located 60 miles south of Brisbane inland from the Gold Coast.  The view from the top of the mountain is spectacular.  We could see New South Wales to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the east.

Waterfalls dropped the the canyon floor below.
We shared the day of sightseeing
with Elder and Sister Mizukawa.

The water had carved a hole in the rock and continued down the river.
There are so many interesting trees in
the rainforest.  This is a vine that was
twisted around the trunk of the tree.