Except for Sister Chapman, who insisted on being the camera person, these are the present missionaries assigned to the Vinton District of the Roanoke Virginia Zone of our mission.
Back row, (l to r) Elder Jeffery of Oklahoma, just arrived two transfers ago. He is in a Spanish speaking companionship with Elder Macay.
Elder Hart of Payson, Utah. He is newly arrived from the MTC, serving in Bedford with Elder Wright.
Elder Schottes, one of our Zone Leaders ( I don't know where he is from).
Elder Wright of Loveland, Colorado. He has been out for about a year. He attended BYU and was a member of the BYU track team, throwing the Discus and the Hammer. He has a serious girl friend back home, the daughter of a former member of the Loveland Stake Presidency, last name Harris. He has brought a lot of energy and committment to his assignment as Trainer to Elder Hart since their arrival in Bedford on this most recent Transfer. We are really excited about the work being done by these two Bedford Elders.
Middle Row, (l to r), Elder Brady, Zone Leader with Elder Schottes. Excellent missionary (I don't know where he is from).
Elder Shill, our very fine District Leader. He is the grandson of one of my fellow faculty members at the Skyline Seminary, 1966-68, Wynn Call of Star Valley, Wyoming.
Myself, Elder Chapman
Front Row, (l to r), Elder Macay, Senior companion and Trainer to Elder Jeffery. He is a Spanish speaker and is the only missionary still in the Vinton District since our arrival in January. We really like Eler Macay. He is the only one in our District who will attempt to play the piano to accompany our hymn singing at our meetings.
Elder Boling of San Diego, California. He was in Bedford for a short time. We are happy to see him back as the new companion to our District leader, Elder Shill.
Sister Chapman took this picture at the end of our most recent District Meeting this past Monday, June 29.