Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spring in Florida - Amazing Time of Year

March - Our Most Successful Month to Date
March was an extremely successful month for us with regards to digitizing published materials for Family Search and Internet Archive.  We were able to upload 660 items onto the Internet Archive website.  Of that total, 474 were appropriate for Family Search.  The items uploaded to Internet Archive included 85,994 images (pictures).  As we begin the month of April, our totals include 2,030 items and 623,291 images uploaded thus far during our mission.  We're really excited when we go to the websites and see how many people are viewing the materials that we've digitized.
It Continues to be About People
We're pleased that our work helps people on both sides of the veil, connecting families to each other.
We also enjoy our time spent with the other missionaries, members of our ward family here in Gainesville, as well as friends and family members that are able to visit us.

Our sister missionaries getting up close and personal with a gator!
Elder Wolff with his brothers, Tom and Randy.  Randy visited from Ohio.
Our ward experienced their seventh convert baptism since we moved into this area eleven months ago.  Great missionaries + strong ward members + the Gospel and the Spirit working together = changed lives.
Walking and Riding in our Neighborhood
One of the things that we'll long remember are the many walks and rides that we've taken in our neighborhood.  There is something special about taking a walk surrounded by beautiful plants, green trees and grass, and temperatures in the high 70's and low 80's when it is snowing back home in Utah.
You never know what you might find around the next corner!

Gainesville Florida - Gator Land!
It is fun to be living and working in Gainesville where the University of Florida is a dominate factor in many aspects of the community's life.  It has given us an opportunity to watch many outstanding athletes perform.  This month, it was the Gator softball team - two time defending national champs and the #1 ranked college softball team at the current time.
Unfortunately, they lost to Alabama this game, 2-1.
Just for our younger grandchildren - he's hiding from you!