Sister Black and Sister Maughn
|Inside Korat Sisters apartment|
|2 of 4 Elders in Korat - Elder Beebe and Elder Quinn|
|Sister and Elder Meeker outside Korat Elders home|
As the Mission Finance secretary I pay the rent for all of these residences, it was good to see exactly what I am paying for. Another responsibility I have in my position is approval of any furnishing purchases over 6 dollars. So when a chair breaks or a microwave stops working I get a call. If I have a resources in a nearby house or in my garage ( yes I have about a 1000 square foot garage here just like at home) I send them otherwise we talk about an appropriate budget for the new item and I authorize the missionaries to make the purchase and then repay them thru the house fund.
The house fund is a small amount of money that I have advanced to one missionary at each residence. They make purchases from this fund for the house and then I reimburse that missionary ( with appropriate receipts) to keep the fund full. House fund expenses include such items as transportation costs, house maintenance and utility expenses.
Elder Jordan Smith & Elder Larsen
Our second city to visit was Mahasarakham.
|Mahasarahkam Elders house|
|Roi-Et Sisters - Sister Yim and Sister Weed|
|Elder Moleff taking Sisters picture in front of their home|
|Roi- Et Elders - Elder Kelly and Elder Ophad (Native Thai)|
|Roi- Et Zone Leaders - Elder Cox and Elder Buehner|
|Our Toyota Vios in front of the Roi-Et Elders home|
|Roi- Et Elders kitchen area|
Note: Elder Ophad just arrived and hasn't removed his night time reflective vest
required whenever Misionaries ride after dark
It says "I am Mormon"
The 3rd city we visited was Roi-Et This city was not yet open for missionaries when I was in country years ago.The Roi-Et Elders home was large. It is of the same ilk as the homes I lived in when I was a missionary in Thailand. The large front room was large enough to have church congregation meet in.
|Kalasin Elders home is located on a busy street in a |
storefront like building
|Kalasin Elders - Elder Wahl and Elder Brockwell|
|Kitchen is in the back with the Bedroom and study area on the 2nd floor|
Our next stop on our tour of the Northeast was Khon Kaen. Khon Kaen has had missionaries for a long time as it was open prior to my arrival in Thailand in 1975.
|Khon Kaen Sisters - Sister Sararat ( Native Thai) & Sister Broeder|
|Khon Kaen Sisters - live in a one room studio like apartment|
|Yes this plaque on the Khon Kaen Elders house contains a scripture|
D&C 88:119 - Very appropriate
|Khon Kaen Elders - Elder Schmitz, Elder Chambers, Elder Barfus and Elder Harris|
|2 of 4 Udorn Sisters - Sister Stewart and Sister Zaugg|
Smiling because we brought mail
|Elders front door - As you can tell they ride bikes in Udorn|
|Udorn Zone Leaders - Elder Jex and Elder King|
|Udorn Elders - Elder Burke and Elder Thanwat (Native Thai)|