Sunday, October 5, 2008

Visit from our Girls!

We are in Grammy and Grandpa Heaven!

We have had such a wonderful conference weekend with the missionaries, our girls, Andrea and Christina, and grand daughters, Savanna and Gracie. We did some really fun things while they were here, including celebrating Gracie's first birthday! The missionary work is going really well and we are happy to be here in California serving the Lord. Thanks to all of our friends and family for your love, support and prayers.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Elders and sisters

First trip to the Sacramento airport to pick up our new Elders

Fun times, being Missionaries. Bad tie, it had to go

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mission Presidents Seminar

All of the Mission Presidents from the West met in San Diego for a special seminar in September. There were lots of fun things to do including going to the beautiful San Diego Temple.

We also got to go to Sea World and see several shows. It was really fun!

There a quite a few of our friends from home that also were able to attend this seminar. Our dearest friends, the Petersons were there. They are currently presiding over the Hawaii Mission. It was so nice to be with them.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Setting Apart on June 20, 2008

Dear Elders and Sisters

Sister Pendleton and I are thrilled to be finally coming to California where I served 35 years ago. We were set apart by Elder L. Tom Perry on Friday June 20th. He loves his son and dear sweet sister Perry and praised them for their faithful service. We do the same. President and sister Perry are the Lord's chosen and very special people. We have grown to love them and appreciate their service and love for you wonderful missionaries.
Sister Pendleton and I are missionaries through and through. We love this gospel with every fiber of our beings. A wonderful scripture in D&C 31:3 has come to pass for us as we enter the MTC in just a few hours. " Lift up your heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed, and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation." We are rejoicing. Our hearts are full and we look so forward to the privilege of meeting this great army of missionaries in the Roseville Mission. This is a glorious new beginning for all us. We have been praying and fasting with everything we know how for you and the people in California. This is the Lord's work and we glory in it. May the Lord bless you.

With all of our love.

President and Sister Pendleton

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Our Calls Have Come

Camilla has received her call to serve in the New York Rochester Mission. She will also have a special assignment to serve in the Cumorah History Sites. We are excited for her. She will be going to the Temple on Saturday March 1,2008. She will be leaving for the mission field on May 7, 2008.

JoAnn and Mark have been called to serve in the California Roseville Mission. We are thrilled with the location. We love California. Mark served in the Oakland Mission as a young missionary. We will be leaving for the MTC the last week in June and arrive in California July 1, 2008.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Our Daughter Camilla

Our daughter Camilla is also getting her mission call and we are so excited for her. A lot is changing in our lives, but we are looking forward to all the wonderful experiences.

Starting our Blog

In a few weeks Mark and I are going to recieve our mission call. We are so excited to serve a mission for our church. Mark is going to be a mission president so we will be leaving for three years. We are so excited. We are setting up this blog so our family and friends can see everything we are doing during the three years. We hope you will enjoy it and we will try to keep you posted on everything!