John Irby

Profile Updated: May 7, 2024
John Irby
Mission Start Year: 1974
Now Residing In: Reston, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Jane Doe
Occupation/Retired?: Self-employed contractor. I'm like the Wolf--I solve problems.
Children and Grandchildren: None. My wife, Jane, and I never knew each other that well.
Yes! Attending Reunion
Areas Served (list each transfer date (MM/YY)): Companions: (try your best-as memories fade, this info helps everyone link names and places-consult your journal-thanks!)
転勤月: 伝道地域 (同僚)

9/74 - 9/76
Hawaii LTM
Aizuwakamatsu (Nelson, Brooksby)
Tsuchizaki (Nakano, Chapman, Seely)
Shiogama (Newbold, Metcalf)
Hachinohe (Anpuku)
Morioka Zone (Skinner, Black)

Mission Story:

I confess that, in reality, I only slept in my suit on four occasions, in Aizuwakamatsu--and I did so because I was cold, not because I was diligent.

I remember trying to get the members in Hachinohe to say the English word "blur". Try that sometime on anyone who is native Japanese. It's like putting peanut butter on the roof of a dog's mouth--it's funny but you feel bad about it.

Posted: Aug 10, 2017 at 3:15 AM
I'm smiling because I just tried to get a Japanese person to say the English word "blur".
Posted: May 07, 2024 at 1:28 AM
Rippin' it on a rainy day.
Posted: May 07, 2024 at 1:25 AM
In Shiogama, 1975. And that's why we wear hard hats on the job! From right to left: Fukunaga, me, Schurtz, Metcalf, and some dude who wanted to shoot hoops with us.
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 at 4:16 AM
Aizuwakamatsu, 1975. When we was fab, bathed in sienna shades of light. Craig Brooksby and studious me up front, and Grant Salisbury photobombing from the rear.
Posted: May 07, 2024 at 1:41 AM
A confession (note official photo) that I was actually a CIA operative in East Asia posing as a missionary.