It’s been about 2 months since our the Mission received its most recent Senior Couple, Elder and Sister Toone, who arrived directly from their home in Canada to serve a 6 month mission on the Pima Indian Reservation, Papago Ward, here in the valley. The delay in posting to the blog is due to them being soooo busy since their arrival, they haven’t had the time to sit down and give their bios!
Elder and Sister Toone bring marvelous credentials with them – including having previous mission experience about 3 years ago on the very same reservation! Elder Toone has served in his ward’s Bishopric, the stake High Council and most recently was Cub Scout den leader. Sister Toone has been the nursery leader for her ward and stake, served in the stake YW presidency and as a teacher in various auxiliaries.
They’ve been re-welcomed into the Papago Ward and are already hard at work helping with various projects including in working in Primary and the High Priests Group. With Sister Toone’s help, the attendance for the Activity Day for the 8 – 11 girls has zoomed from a few to almost 20! They are also teaching after-baptism lessons for the recently baptized.
The Toones are the parents of 5 children and have 16 grandchildren who are all (as they say) way above average! Elder and Sister Toone are serving a 6 month mission because they can take off during the winter while the ground is too frozen to plant and serve. What an example!
We welcome this outstanding couple to the Mission!