Monday, August 27, 2012


Tropical Storm Isaac on similar path as Katrina in 2005
5:35 a.m. EST, August 27, 2012|

Tropical Storm Isaac entered the Gulf of Mexico early Monday staying on a northwesterly track away from the Florida Peninsula but on a similar path as Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Both Louisiana and Mississippi have declared states of emergency in anticipation of the storm's strengthening into a hurricane within a day or two, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 5 a.m., Isaac was churning the sea about 180 miles west of Fort Myers, moving at about 14 mph with sustained winds of 65 mph, meteorologists said.
Hurricane watches are in effect from Intracoastal City, La., to Morgan City, La., — including the New Orleans metropolitan area — as the swirling behemoth gathers strength and becomes a hurricane Monday night, forecasters said.
New models show Isaac intensifying into a category 2 hurricane just before it makes landfall in the same area where Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc almost exactly seven years ago.
All hurricane watches for the Florida Panhandle have been lifted and only tropical storm warnings remain in effect on the west coast from Tarpon Springs southward to the Keys.
Though Tropical Storm Isaac is swirling away from Florida, the storm's impact is far-reaching, spawning severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings in Central Florida.
Fast-moving squalls capable of producing wind gusts in excess of 50 mph near Brevard, northeastern Osceola and southeastern Orange County were detected by meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Melbourne.
Tornado warnings remain in place until 9 a.m. for Polk and Osceola counties. Locally, lake-wind advisories were issued.
The greatest threat will be from wind and heavy rain that can hamper visibility on the roadways and snap tree limbs to cause power outages.
Torrential rain is drenching the region and could produce localized flooding.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

We’re just waiting to see which way Isaac heads. All forecast show that the FOM Mission will not be too hard hit but will receive plenty of rain and some winds much like Debbi.
Tropical Storm Isaac has the U.S. Gulf Coast on alert, as forecasters say it will become Hurricane Isaac 2012 on Sunday, cutting a path toward Alabama, Mississippi, and the panhandle of Florida.
The latest forecast update Saturday suggests strong likelihood that Hurricane Isaac will make a direct hit somewhere along the Mississippi, Alabama, Florida panhandle borders early Wednesday morning. The storm is forecast to strike at category 1 strength, or possibly higher, with winds of about 80 miles per hour or more. Storm surge and flooding will be among the biggest concerns.
The National Hurricane Center said in the latest update Saturday that Isaac is moving west-northwest to northwest currently. That motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days with some increase in forward speed.
"The center of Isaac will move near or over eastern Cuba today ... and move near the north coast of Cuba tonight and approach the Florida Keys on Sunday."
Forecasters have not ruled out that Isaac could intensify just before making land along the Gulf Coast into a category 2 or category 3 storm.
Already, hurricane warnings have been issued for South Florida, as Tropical Storm Isaac's track moves nearer to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to strengthen, moving north-northwest before ultimately turning north onto land mid-next week.


The missionaries invite the spirit by coming prepared spiritually to Zone Conference.
In Doctrine and Covenants 50. The Lord tells us to preach His gospel by the spirit. Later in the section, verse 22 "Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that receiveth, understand one another, and both are edified and rejoice together." Both teacher and student are edified together when the spirit is the teacher. Elder Russell M. Nelson - "It doesn't matter whose lips are moving when the spirit is speaking." This happens all the time as missionaries. That is what we teach, The spirit is the teacher, the Lord is guiding this work. He won’t allow us to fail. All things must be done according to the spirit or it will fail. We are ever grateful for the presence of the spirit in our zone conferences.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


We love Zone Leader Council. The Zone Leaders are the best and work very hard. There are always changes to the council with Zone Leaders leaving. They are dedicated servants of the Lord.


A big thank you for all the Senior Couples do for the FOM.