Monday, January 25, 2016

January transfers, MLC, Zone Training and misc.

After having our son visit for Christmas and New Years, we sent him back to BYU.  Study hard Tom...we love you!

Just a few days later, we needed to say good bye to four of our stalwart sisters.  This is never easy but we are so grateful for their service here in Denmark.  We will miss them but know they are in the Lord's care as they return with honor.  
Sister Van Orden (who just sprained her ankle 5 days ago)
Sister Floyd
Sister Perkins
Sister Sorensen

 We love you sisters<3

Just a few hours later, we picked up four new missionaries.  This is truly a tender mercy just when our hearts are feeling a little empty.
We give these missionaries a view of Copenhagen, a little Danish food, contacting in the city, interviews with President...and then they come to our home for dinner, a little training and a good night sleep before they meet their companions.
That night we had a visit from Sister Floyd, her grandma and parents who came to pick her up in Denmark.  We had a lovely visit .  I feel so much better now.

Elder Brown and Elder Nielsen

Elder Kennedy and Elder Beck

Sister Bevan and Sister Ferguson

Sister Hansen and Sister Lyman

How does the MTC keep sending us such well prepared and fearless missionaries?  Their Danish is unbelievable!

Elder Brown

Sister Hansen

Sister Bevan

Elder Kennedy

The next day, our daughter and grand baby arrived.  After all, don't we need to meet our grand daughter...?

That night we had 16 missionaries arrive for MLC.  We have learned that their favorite night time snack is a  cereal here called "Nougat Bits".  Our grand daughter proved to be very social<3

She was right at home with the noise and doting missionaries.  Perhaps its because she is accustomed to  a busy and noisy home with a dog and four brothers and sisters.

We did a little sight seeing in Copenhagen.  The Christus in Vor Frue Kirke is a favorite.

Sunday we had a fireside on the Book of Mormon at our home.

It was nice to have help from my daughter and grand daughter while making cookies for Zone Conference.  These cookies seem to make the missionaries happy...and when they're happy, we're happy:-)

Saying good bye one week after they arrived.  My daughter and I were able to play an organ/piano duet of "The Lord's Prayer" in sacrament meeting.  It was a wonderful visit.

Our Zone Conference was held the next day.  Here we are in Sjaelland.  I only have the one picture since this conference training came out of SLC.  It was a wonderful meeting being taught by church leaders like Elder Anderson, Elder Bednar, Elder Oaks, Sister Oscarson, etc.   
Jylland Zone Conference (somehow we have to get better at making sure everyone is in full view)
A special closing song offered by two of our talented missionaries.
President and I visited and spoke in the Esbjerg ward.  This is such a loving ward who cares for our missionaries.  They are in the Lord's hands.  WE LOVE DENMARK!      


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