Saturday, December 31, 2011


Elder Bowring, Sister Lauren Barnett from Price, Sister Bowring
New member Alicia Gaede, Sister Barnett,
Sister Chantelle Durfee from New Plymouth, Idaho
Neighbor Leah Roth, Sister Barnett, Leah's daughter, Eva.
Eva loves her Book of Mormon.
Eva, Grandpa,and Jake dancing up a storm!!!
Apples to Apples.
Sister Durfee, Sister Barnett, Eva Roth, Alicia Gaede
Hot game going on here!
Sister Tina Cooper from Waupaca, Sister Barnett, Sister Durfee
Sister Coopers home.
Sister Cooper, Riley, Sister Barnett, Franki
Investigator Kuangdi Lao from China, Sister Barnett, Sister Durfee

Senior Couples Training November 17, 2011

Elder Kent Johnson, Sister Dawnine Johnson, Sister Connie Carling,
Sister Patti Carroll, Sister Mildred Foutz , Elder Jerold Foutz,
Elder and Sister Hunt, Sister and Elder Bowring,
Sister Wilkes, Elder Wilkes, Sister Judith Jones, President Timothy Jones
President Jones teaching

Friday, December 30, 2011

Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission Tour held in Appleton Elder William R. Walker presiding

President Timothy Jones, Sister Judith Jones, Elder Bowring, Sister Bowring,
Elder William Walker of the First Quorum of the Seventy, Sister Walker.
President Jones taught us to use scriptures that our investigators are familiar with.
Elder Walker's message in the morning was about planting seeds everywhere we go.
Lift up our heads and be happy. Alma 8.
"To be valiant, is to take the Lords side on every issue." Bruce R. McConkie
This picture is with OUR mission president, and ROB'S mission president
from the Tokoyo South Mission. Small world!!

Elder Bowring, Sister Bowring, Sister Walker, Elder Walker
Elder Walker was the mission President in the Tokoyo South Mission
when Rob was a missionary there in 1988-1990. Elder Walker remembered him.
Robs mission president Jim Matsumori was released just a few months before Elder Walker came, and Elder Walker released Rob from his mission.
The Elders and Sisters formed a large circle in the cultrual hall after our meal to sing a song of thanks for the Relief Society sisters that prepared our lunch. It was an amazing rendition of "Called to Serve". Very powerful and a great expierence.
These Relief Society sisters were the one who prepared our lunch. The sister on the far left is a Mong member. There are alot of these people in our mission. They don't have a country, but came from Cambodia and Viet Nam. The second sisters to the left in the gray sweater was crying so hard when we sang. At the end she thanked us for our song and said she has a song on a mission in Heaven....than we all cried with her.

Wayne Welch baptism November 5, 2011

Lake View Rehabilitation center in Wausau

Going down the ramp into the pool
Baptism of Wayne Welch
Missionaries, Sister Barnett & Sister Durfee with Wayne Welch

Confirmation of Wayne Welch.
Elder Bowring, Brother Jim Wagner, branch mission leader
confirmed Bro Welch.
Brother Dean Rodeback, baptized Bro. Welch.
President David Seibert, Stevens Point Branch.
Brother Wayne Welch

President David Seibert, Stevens Point Branch.
President Nolan "Whiz" Beck, counselor in the Wausau Stake Presidency.
Sister & Elder Bowring
Sister Judy Wagner, Sister Lauren Barnett & Sister Chantelle Durfee
Sister Durfee's father served in this same mission and knew Wayne Welch. Small world!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Tina Coopers boat on the Chain-o-Lakes
Looking down from Sister Coopers patio
Sister Bowring, Sister Durfee (Idaho), Sister Barnett (Price, Utah)
Service project for Sister Cooper. We raked pine needles and put her summer furniture away. Getting winterized!

Sister Tina Cooper

Sister Barnett

Beautiful Wiscosin in the fall

Barns and silos dot the countryside

Rustic old barn

Elder Dautel & Elder Alleman

Elder Dautel, Elder Bowring, Sister Bowring, Elder Alleman
Elder Dautel loves to play the piano/organ. He learned to play while on his mission. He was very excited to go home to Germany and play for his mother.