Sunday, November 7, 2010


Elder Owens continues to make breakfast visits at least twice around during the 6 week transfer.  He goes to each of the elders apartments. (When it's the Sisters - Sis. Owens goes too)

Elder Lewis enjoyed the pancakes
Elder Greenwell - below

We went thru 50 pounds of pancake flour from Idaho!!

Elder Mott - one hungry Elder

Elder Flygar wanted French toast

Elder D'Apuzzo - from Italy
Sisters Mortimer, Owens, Tomlinson

Elder Owens learned he had a hidden talent - Barbershopping  cutting hair.

Elder Davis, one of the Zone Leaders
Elder Estupinan (below)

These elders needed to get 'trimmed up' for interviews with the Mission President!!
As it turns out, he did this a million years ago when he was in the army
     Hey, how wrong can you go with a buzz cut??

We also have enjoyed serving the old (we don't like that word) fun people at an assisted living center near our home.  The ladies and gents like to listen to music and some can't resist actually dancing!!  

How much fun should senior missionaries have???  Come on a mission and find out!
Sometimes we even get invited to dinner:
One of the YSA (young single adults) Bishops' home
AND.....the elders treat us really well:
yes...they are mowing our yard in their GOOD clothes!!
Elder D'Apuzzo

sorry mom - Elder Crowther

On a side note:
being from Arizona,
 we don't get to see much
of this at home.... least not in the desert part of AZ

Enjoy your fall - wherever you are!!!
~~We are enjoying Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada~~

Monday, October 25, 2010



Eating is usually involved and the missionaries really like that

They also love Elder Owens - should of seen the cameras come out with this one!!!

Some of us play inside.....

and the rest play outside while the weather is warmer.


The Elders organized a "Win It In A Minute" activity and Elder Owens
provided the 'finale'

                                                         POP EM'


The elders planned for us to go bowling - Canadian style.  The Village of Stirling has a community center which houses a 2-lane bowling alley.... that's 5 pin bowling with small hand-sized bowling balls!!!

It was also Sister Owens' birthday and we made it into a PARTY

Elder Owens at the BBQ - Elders and Sisters always like food.
And we're happy to oblige!!!

AND THAT'S HOW OUR MONDAYS GO - fun with the Elders and Sisters!!
AND.... the chruch is true and life is good.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


We were blessed to have Elder Zivic of the Seventy come to our mission. The missionaries enjoyed a wonderful day with him teaching us.  He and his wife spoke and we felt the spirit strongly and were ready to go out and work harder than ever!!

The Canada Calgary Mission has set a goal to baptize 2,600 people in the next two years while the temple is being built. That is a whole stake to be converted before the temple is dedicated.  This chart is how they are keeping track of the baptisms.  They will uncover each part of the temple, as the baptisms take place.

Our zone has been blessed with quit a few baptisms already this month. This is a picture of a Young Single Adult whom Elder Owens was asked to baptize: Gino. This young man has done a lot to change his life.  How blessed we were to be part of that and watch the spirit work on him through his conversion!!

And...a small miracle happened.  The camera went down into the baptismal font, tucked away in Elder Owens' pocket.  No amount of CPR or resuscitation could bring it out of it's coma. It slept for 2 days in the bag of rice and 'lo and behold' IT WOKE UP. The poor camera has a few lingering handicaps, but it is taking pictures again!!!

Bye for now - will post more soon.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

It's September and University has started

....and these crazy Candadians like to have their fun!!
It's time for Welcome Out Week for the Institute and it's 45 degrees out and raining ~ but that doesn't stop the YSA "Slip n' Slide" activity!!!

slide anyway you can
some are crazier than others

put on a garbage bag and coat with dish soap

 and slide on down!!!

 this is the way the missionaries do it!!!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Keeping busy - 6 Month Mark

At the end of April, we drove to Banff, British Columbia to meet our cousins who were there on a business trip. We went on a beautiful & SNOWY hike up Johnston Canyon to view a waterfall. It was fun being with Bill & Stacey and getting cold and wet!!

Lake Louise was still frozen over, hope to go later
in the summer and see it unfrozen.

Elder Owens cooked his famous banana, pecan pancakes for the Elders
and Sisters on the day of interviews.

Thanks to Aunty Pam for helping
to get the: fabulous Idaho Pancake Flour!!

Then we did something crazy - have any of you see this AcTiViTy before???

FIRST: you get long johns red long johns

SECOND: stuff them with as many
balloons as you can fit - EvErYwHeRe

THIRD: you get something like the

"Fruit of the Loom" guys

FOURTH: they have to pop the balloons without using their hands

FIFTH: you let everyone else help!!!

I think the ones watching had side-aches from laughing after it was all over.
Thanks for being good sports, Elders. (actually they have to be obedient :)

OK - we thought we were thru with
THE SNOW - yes, May 6th

probably 2 inches of wet stuff!!
and we already packed our
ice scrapers away

Then it got beautiful, again.
These elders are playing 'frisbee golf'.
There is a serious course at one of the parks.
They have different frisbee's: drivers, putters, and frisbee's that 'fall' to the left or right.
Has anyone done this before? It is serious - well, they take it pretty seriously.

This is Elder Madsen - one of our AZ


OOOOOh, by the way, it SnOOwed again: May

The saying goes in Lethbridge:
If you don't like the weather,
wait 5 minutes!!!

But then it got pretty again & we had the opportunity to help with a ward
Relief Society activity - dutch oven cooking in the back yard!!

Elder Owens was excited - the sister
in charge had alot of neat equipment and made it work in that small space.

We had another appointment - so SAD - didn't get to stay and taste!
They said a mission would be sacrifice.....

This is Elder Owens and one of the zone leaders on a trip down to the border to visit the ward in our zone that is just over the border into Montana. Look how pretty and green it is - we have had alot of rain in the last few weeks!!


We helped the YSA with their conference: One morning, it was a service project for the local Food Bank. This is Sister Owens with the full-time sisters.

Elder Owens with FTM at the park feeding them all hamburgers - probably cooked 500 of them tastey things!!

This is our zone at a p-day BBQ in a members back yard - beautiful view overlooking the Coulee (river valley)

Another interesting tradition that we are becoming aware of is: Tie-Trading~ Can't understand the excitment!! (guess, cuz I'm not a guy)

(the far-side of this lake is in the U.S.A.)
Cameron Lake
Beautiful green forest with water running everywhere - the top was covered with snow, so we didn't go that far - but that's ok for a couple of
Senior Missionaries!!!

And on the way back - we saw a momma bear and her 3 cubs by the side of the road. All of a sudden, cars were stopped going both directions, couldn't
figure out what was going on, but soon saw..... sooooo cute - from a distance!!


We went with a family in our stake to the ball park
to SEE THIS......

You all
enjoy the
for us up here!!!