Our Mission

Our Mission

First and foremost, we are full time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in the Kampala Uganda Mission. We’re thrilled to wear the name of Jesus Christ on our chest and do all we can to be diligent disciples and not just casual Christians. Coming from the United States, we have heard incredible stories and testimonies of the African people in this region. One thing that has impressed us most is how happy these people are in spite of their incredible trials. They simply have an attitude of happiness through all the challenges of life. We want to capture and share their joy of life on this site. While serving here for 18 months, we hope to: Bare testimony of Jesus Christ and His remarkable plan of happiness to as many as possible, thus relieving suffering by helping people help themselves through Gospel living. Gather 100+ stories from individuals in the area regardless of their race, color, religion or anything else. Create 25+ videos of experiences and testimonies that we can share here and take home to share with as many as possible after our mission. We would also like to hear from you, whoever you are. We’d love to learn how you find happiness and deal with trials that come. You can comment on our blog entries here, or email us at...

MTC Day 1

19 January 2015 – DAY 1 We’ve arrived safe and happy. Lisa and Kyle dropped us off after taking us out for breakfast to Cracker Barrel.  Mom was so excited to finally get to wear the name of Jesus Christ on her nametag. We said a teary goodbye and walked into the MTC for a great experience.  There are about 50 couples here today, many of whom have served multiple missions. We are in a district of three couples; E&S Tanner from California are going to Fiji, E&S Goo from Hawaii are going to New York (Chinese). It was fun to get to know them a little and share some tears. Testimonies were instant and we bonded quickly since we have all worked hard to be here. There are so many people here who have been in missionary service for years, some of whom we knew when we served here before.  While we were in orientation, this thought came to me: This will be your lot for the rest of your lives. I believe that refers to us being involved in missionary work in some fashion for many years, and that is an exciting thought. I went on a barefoot run up around the temple while Mom took a break. We’re in our nice room now (much better than the young missionaries get) and will soon go to dinner. Thanks to each of you for your love and support. Our farewell Sunday was so sweet, and our love for you all is deep and...
Catch Me Now

Catch Me Now

On Sunday, January 18, our family and friends gathered to worship in Sacrament Meeting. We also spoke in the meeting, giving our missionary farewell message. During the meeting, our daughters and granddaughters performed an original song written and composed by our eldest daughter Sarah. Later, at my Dad’s home, they performed it again so we could better hear the message. http://happiestfacesonearth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Catch_Me_Now1.mp4 Sarah said this song was written as a dedication to us as we serve in Africa. When we listened closer to its message of stepping out in faith that Someone will catch us, its power became evident. Thank you, Sarah, for your encouragement and faith in us. Thanks to all our family for your kindness and...