Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Plan meeting-April

Our car is filled with these beautiful sisters.  After a three hour meeting of planning "life after mission" and a Domino's pizza lunch, we're off to the Fredriksborg slot (castle).  Normally we attend the temple but unfortunately it's closed.  Next best thing, seeing the Carl Bloch paintings displayed at the castle.

This castle is one of the most beautiful in Denmark.  One to be remembered.
An extraordinary 2 story chapel.  We were favored with a small organ, flute concert.

The Carl Bloch is only lit with light through the windows.  It is filled with paintings of Christ we recognize and love.  They have been loaned out only once, and that was to the care of BYU.  They have also been restored by BYU specialists.
The Great Hall is huge with walls covered by tapestries and engraved leather.  It would be perfect for our next zone conference, but perhaps they aren't ready for us yet

This room brings out the "dance" in all of us.

Where is a photographer when we need one?
There's always a friendly Dane to oblige.  Tusind Tak!
Sometimes we bring our own photographers..
A beautiful day, no rain, just gorgeous clouds, a memorable castle and a senior group of missionaries whose love of the Savior continue a culture of obedience and love in the Denmark Copenhagen mission.
Don't forget to bring bread for the local residents!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Zone Training Iceland and the Mission President Conference

Our assistants are multi-talented in music, leading, singing and piano playing.
Teaching on becoming master teachers.
Our zone leader gave a inspiring lesson on sustaining the change.  Baptisms are "in the air" and "on the schedule".  Iceland is excited!
Our Akureyri elders join over skype.

Hard working senior missionaries planning a delicious meal.
Chicken fajitas and tacos.

A good meal is always appreciated!

Our Iceland family...minus our Akureyri elders.
"My plan" meeting for three elders who will be completing their missions in a few months.
The sun was out at 6AM as we drove to the airport.  Surprise!
The following day we left for Frankfurt, Germany for a Mission Presidents conference.
We love our area presidency as well as the other mission presidents and wives in Europe.  We left inspired and excited to continue hastening the Lord's work here with an amazing army of disciples.  We love the Denmark Copenhagen Mission!

Zone Training South Sjaelland

Such wonderful training by our zone leaders!

Training by our sister training leader on "giving your all".

Role Playing on the apostasy.

These zone leaders actually brought their investigators for everyone to practice on.

Our South Sjaelland family.  We love you!
President has challenged each companionship to role play everyday.  Now this IS practicing creatively!

Zone Training West Sjaelland

Ok, sometimes I get so involved listening to the training that I miss the photo of the zone leaders.  I can only say that these elders did such a great job of teaching on "master teaching".  Also, a wonderful Musical presentation.
Added training

Our newest sister training leader did  great job.

Practicing the "art of the elevator speech", simple but life saving!  The role play went great as they worked on saving each other in a one minute presentation.

Our West Sjaelland family.  We love you!

Denmark is "greening up".  The daffodils are out in force!