|Wheelchair distribution in Nepal|
Experts called Technical Specialists are called in for short term assistance and training in these projects, working closely with the in country couples. Technical Specialists are people who are skilled in a specific field, who are usually still employed, but who volunteer their time to travel to various countries to lend their expertise and guidance. You can volunteer to be a Technical Specialist even if you are still working and have kids at home – what a great way to give of your skills to those in need around the world! Click HERE to learn more!
|Blind student working at the specialized|
JAWS computer program in Nepal
Our job in the Area Office is to work with the humanitarian couples who live in those countries – helping them develop their projects, get them through the approval process for funding, and help to provide support and expertise.
|Weekly Area Welfare Team Meeting - working to approve all those|
humanitarian projects that our in country couples keep sending us!!!
We also do a lot of research – finding needs in the countries and how we can best support the local governments with their objectives. It’s a busy job! And lots of fun , too, actually. We develop special projects, make all kinds of presentations to Area leaders, and really enjoy working with the in country couples. We have amazing couples in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Lao, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries. And we nearly always have openings! We need someone right now in Mongolia and Nepal – want to sign up?
It’s always something new in the humanitarian world!
And not to forget the amazing branch we serve in - the Peninsula 3rd! What an awesome group! We love them!
|Elder Coffey serves in the Branch Presidency with President Collins, Elder Wilson (1st counselor)|
and Elder Crockett (Branch Clerk)
Elder Coffey and I are half way through our mission! We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary on April 22nd. Life has been a great journey!
|Teaching English to a room full of people in Myanmar|
|Handing out newborn kits to new mothers in Myanmar|
|Handing out newborn kits in Myanmar|
|A new mother in Myanmar waits patiently for her newborn kit.|