Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ipad Day

The missionaries in the Alaska Anchorage Mission are now High Tech. On Tuesday, May 19 (in Fairbanks) and Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (In Anchorage), the Missionaries received 32G iPad Minis as a huge technological step forward regarding the "hastening of the work." We participated in a 4 hour training meeting where the missionaries were taught and cautioned mostly about staying focused in their "missionary purpose" and about being "safe" with their newfound access to the internet. There are now 86 missions with iPads which is about 20% of the missions worldwide. Elder Brent Neilson of the 70 and Bro. Kelly Mills, the International MTC Director, conducted the training. We were all fed spiritually by the training provided.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

"Only in Alaska"

We've heard the term a number of times--"Only in Alaska!" A couple of neat examples of that expressions:

Only in Alaska would your subdivision share the back yards to double as your "landing strip"!!

This is a windy knoll that looks out over the Cook Inlet/Turnagain Arm where some paragliders were practicing. Just off the knoll you can see the "mud flats", common for the shore-line around Anchorage and then the waters of the Turnagain Arm and then the mountains of the Kenai Peninsula in the background.

In South Anchorage, a church with an "onion" dome. Note the cyrillic characters on the sign.