Saturday, December 9, 2017

Departure of Elder and Sister Yates December 2017

We will miss this senior couple, Elder and Sister Yates.  They have been working with the YSA here in Jylland and have been very much appreciated and loved by the missionaries as well as the members. 

Take care and God bless you and your family.  Kom Godt hjem<)

"Thirty Day In" and "My Plan" December 2017

We received the newest arriving missionaries with their trainers.  We begin with Kabobs for dinner.

After dinner, we begin training that night.  President, Sister O'Bryant and the Assistants train on a variety of important subjects from some of the most effective Zone Conferences.  There's much to learn and much to remember, but their trainers have heard it before and they can help each other.  This is our favorite training.  We love getting to know these new missionaries over the three days.
Role playing is very effective.

Effective training by our assistants...

I've never seen them practice role-playing in the laundry room

Time for a little R&R and of course, a bedtime snack.

With two pianos, someone is always playing music.
Ping pong...

This sister is the one to beat...

The elders bedroom...sleeps 14:)
Our aspiring artist loves the Danish Paintings.

Found the ball...

...or just talk with President...(the laundry basket i the middle of the room is used as a trash can.  It works!  It's next to impossible to find large trash cans in Denmark.
Breakfast comes early with breakfast burritos.  This is a tortilla warmer which we brought from America.  They are awesome to use.

Sacred scripture study after breakfast...all over the home.

Traditional lunch down the street at McDonalds.

This is our baked french toast for breakfast the following day.  We missed several pictures.  We missed a picture of our dinner of chicken burritos, mexican rice,  refried beans and peach cobbler.  We just get busy during meals. 

These two elders were out dark and early this morning fixing our basketball stand.  Thankfully there was still enough for breakfast when they returned;)  Tak skal i ha'!


I had to stay at home to wait for a repairman to fix the this is the only picture taken of training today.  The next departing missionaries joined the group for their own training.  They also gave counsel to the newer group.  Traditional Dominos Pizza was brought in for lunch, followed by a trip to the temple.  It's a wonderful way to finish a three day training.  We love these missionaries!  They are impressive.  They come to repent, learn, find, teach, challenge to baptism, and baptize.  They also set goals each week to become more like Christ.  We plant seeds...yes...but we also harvest.  Our goal this year has been to baptize 60 souls for the Lord.  It's a righteous desire and we are only a few baptisms away from our goal.  We expect and receive miracles.  We love  the Denmark Copenhagen Mission<3