Saturday, May 31, 2014
Ghana MTC Welcomes the Daytons!
Donny Dayton was one of my assistants when we were the mission president couple in the West Indies 4 1/2 years ago. He returned home to Rexburg, Idaho where he met and married Preslee. Now he is in Ghana as a legal intern as a BYU law student and Preslee is helping out at the MTC full-time during the month of June.
Brother Dayton was a legend in the West Indies where among other accomplishments, he and Elder Travis Mundy turned around missionary work in Rose Hall, Canje, Guyana. Previously Rose Hall had been a place no missionary wanted to serve because of lack of success. About 6 months later, Elders Dayton and Mundy trained two brand new missionaries in Rose Hall, Elders Jones and Westover. Then on their second transfer, Elders Jones and Westover were put together and lived with their trainers, who had become the new zone leaders. During that transfer, these new elders baptized three families at one time totalling 18 new members. You can imagine how proud their trainers were. And the legend lives on.