Friday, April 6, 2012

Brazilian Missionaria Gathering, Brazil Missions Reunion

The former Brazilian Missionaria group gathered informally with Sister Geri Bangerter prior to the Bangerter Reunion at 4 p.m.  As bright as ever,  Sister Bangerter shared with us news of the Bangerter family.  The family is continuing their work on editing the two volume biography of President Bangerter.

Those sisters attending:
Maureen Daines Hodgson (we missed her mother, Sarah Daines who passed away last month in her 100th year), Beverly Sanders,  Arlene Tolson and her sister; Phyllis Merrell Miller and Esther Miller, her daughter; Glen and Marilyn Stanley Humphreys, Ross and Adalaide Gonzales Andra, LeeAnn Bangerter Lorenzon, and Mary Etta Watson Parkinson.  There was one more sister and her husband that came as we were transitioning to our meetings.  We've sent postcards and e-mailed invitations to our reunions and this was their first time, . . . and I've forgotten her name! My apologies.  Please remind me. 

As 4 p.m. approached our missionary elders, some with their spouses, began arriving:
Elder Rodriguez, one of our Brazilian missionaries visiting from Araraquara, his first name really is Elder.
Roger Eberhard
Marvin Rose and his wife.
Craig Shiner
Vern Christopherson and his wife.
Wilford Cardon and his wife.
Chuck Carlston
Duke Cowley and his wife.
Rodney Tolman and his wife.
Jerry Judd and his wife.
Mac Bills
(There may have been more that I missed.)

Daryl Hobson and his wife.  They both spoke to us about their continued connection with Cabo Verde and the progress there.

Carlos and Jan Lister.  They shared their recent mission experiences in  Brazil assigned to the seminaries and MTC as well as the Recife Temple where they finished their mission.   Fred Williams was the temple president.

M. B. Cox and his wife shared their recent mission experiences in Mozambique and Brazil.  They are hoping for one more mission and awaiting their call.

It was delightful to hear more from Sister Geri Bangerter of President Bangerter as a patriarch and Julie and her five years as our General Relief Society President which has now come to a close.

Kim Russell assisted by Marlene, gives great leadership to our Bangerter reunions.  He recently acquired Dell Ludwig's collection of mission memorabilia which is being donated to the Church History Library for their Brazil mission project.  If you are willing to contribute or loan for digitizing your mission memorabilia please contact Scott R. Christensen, ph.: 801-240-5922 or

The Brazil Mission Bangerter group will be meeting next in April 2013, the Thursday evening before General Conference.  Watch for details from Kim Russell

In all of the above the details are lacking.  There's just no way to share the pleasure and joy of seeing friends from our years in Brazil.  Come join with us in April 2013.  Save the day!

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