Tuesday, January 10, 2012


George Mason University is located within our mission. In fact it is located very close to the mission home and office. President Albright decided to put full-time missionary at the university in order to reach the many young adults who attend there.
This university attracts students from all over the world and Wikki ranks it as the 4th most diverse in the country. There are 32,500 students making it the largest university in Virginia.
With such a wealth of Potential investigators, 2 missionaries were assigned to work this area, with others helping when needed.
They have arranged for a permit to proselyte on campus and set up a booth.
These pictures are of one day when they as activity where they invited students to stop and write things they were thankful for on the sidewalk. (It is Thanksgiving season).
Pres. and I stopped over to see how it was going and I snapped a couple of pictures. Elders Franswa and Nelson are the missionaries assigned to the campus. And Elders Hill and Littledyke work there part time.

Elders Littledyke and Hill.

The campus is named after George Mason, who was an American Patriot, statesman and delegate from Virginia to the US Constitutional Conventions. Along with James Madison, he is called the "Father of the Bill of Rights". He is one of the "founding Fathers" of the US.
He never signed the constitution because of disagreement. But his efforts eventually succeeded in convincing the addition of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. These amendments, known as the "Bill of Rights" were based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which Mason has written in 1776.
The history in this area is so exciting. I love learning about it everywhere we go and being reminded of what an incredible country in which we live.
Elder Nelson

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