Thursday, December 8, 2016

Departure of Elder Gudmundson

Elder Gudmundson came to Denmark with several sisters and no Elders.   The sisters left 6 months ago.  We are grateful for his faithfulness, hard work and service.  We had a departure dinner and testimony with a few elders.

Checking in for his flight...

Good bye and God bless you in all you do.  See you at the mission reunion in 2018!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Leadership conference and Sister Conference

We had a leadership conference in Jylland and Sjaelland followed by a sister's conference.  As you can see, they were not prepared for me to take their picture.  I'll try to do better next time.  President is focusing on training current and future leaders.  These missionaries have so much potential to accomplish so much.  Denmark is so blessed to have missionaries who come to submit.  They are willing to focus on Christ-like qualities and desire to change their lives for the better.  We are inspired by their diligence and faithfulness.

Our sister's conference focused on miracles, challenges and how best to overcome those challenges.  We also addressed the topic of "excellence" rather than "perfectionism" in missionary work.  We have strong and effective sisters in Denmark.  We are so grateful for their willingness to serve the Lord and his children.

In Sjaelland, I did better to prepare them for a group photo...

Often, we are so busy that I forget to take pictures...such as the homemade cinnamon rolls they all enjoyed:)  I caught this groups last bite.  We cannot thank the missionaries in Denmark or Iceland enough for their hard work.

We were able to visit our own ward  and take pictures with our missionaries serving there.
The churches in Denmark often look like this one.  This is right around the corner from the mission home.  Denmark is Beautiful and this has been such a nice Fall.  We truly love Den Danske Mission!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

My Plan and departure

"My Plan" meeting with these faithful, experienced, and effective missionaries.  Each one has grown so much since arriving in Denmark.  They have learned to Preach the gospel as taught in "Preach My Gospel".  They have learned to be obedient to the rules and embrace the tools.  Each one has put their whole heart into the work and their love for the people as well as the Lord is evident. 
Temple trip

Good bye to our Aeldste Keller.  We will miss you and love you.  Keep in touch and God bless<3

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Det Danske Banner November 2016

Departures and arrivals of Sister Dietch and Senior Missionaries

Mission President's Seminar in Budapest, Hungary.  Truly an amazing place with so much beauty.  Our Area Presidency presented wonderful training  and the spirit was strong.  We were inspired and rejuvenated.   

Elder and Sister Buxton were present for the arrival of Elder and Sister Jensen while President and Sister O'Bryant were at the Mission President's Seminar in Budapest.
Sister Dietch has arrived!  She was in the MTC as the only Danish missionary with Finnish companions.  She's a star and we are grateful to have her.
Meeting her companion... well as other sisters living in her apartment...

She is in good hands:-)

Arrival of our Danish couple, Elder and Sister Ravn. They will serve as Member Leadership Support missionaries in Fredrikshavn after training in the MTC in the UK.
Arrival of Elder and Sister Jensen prepared to serve as Records Preservation Missionaries.

Departure of Elder and Sister Ottley.  They were faithful Records Preservation Missionaries who took their work very seriously.  We will miss them and all they did to serve in the Denmark Copenhagen Mission. We had a lovely evening of dinner, testimonies and singing.  Serving the Lord together with one heart and one purpose is a wonderful way to build lifetime friends.  We love you missionaries.  God bless you<3

Mission Leadership Council November 2016

Arrival of the Mission Leadership


Catching up...

Kitchen...the gathering place:-)

Gathering for spiritual message from President

Time for a little R&R

Breakfast burrtitos bright and early

Our Mission Leadership Council, ready to receive inspiration and set goals

Language training

Assistant Training

Role playing

Snack break

Dinner after the council meeting

Here they are, our mission leadership.  The purpose of these councils is to receive revelation, which they do.  We are grateful for their inspiration and faithfulness.  The Denmark Copenhagen Mission is in good hands.  Denmark and Iceland are blessed.
First snow of the season

Beautiful sunny day