Sunday, August 6, 2017

August 2017 "Thirty Day in the Land" and "My Plan" meeting.

"Thirty Day In the Land" training begins @ 5PM.  They newest arriving missionaries come to the mission home with their trainers.  We spend three days of training them over the last Zone Conference trainings.  We bring them up to speed on what the mission has been working on as a whole.  It's always a great reunion among missionaries who haven't seen each other for awhile, or just meeting the newest arrivals.

The family room becomes a dinning room.
First things first...Fixing Elders pants.  Thank goodness for iron-on patches and sewing machines!
Evening snack of Kabobs.
Ready for training.
Role playing is a "must" in learning How to teach.

Bedtime snacks with the favorite cereal, Nougat bits (dry cereal filled with Nutella), fruit and yogurt.
After a good nights sleep, morning comes early.  Traditional breakfast burritos. 
Sisters first...hurry sisters!

There's always so much help in the kitchen...:-)
Ready for a full day of training on 1) Faith to find  2) Epistles of the Lord  3) Repentance  4) How to begin Teaching  5) Teaching by the Spirit  6) Charity, etc.
Lunch at the nearby McDonalds

Our traditional Roast dinner after a full day of training.

President leads the cleanup.  These missionaries get well-trained on dishes.
A gift from one of our visiting departed elders.  Thank you so much Matthew Teynor!  The missionaries appreciate it very much!

...and ready for the ping pong challenge.

First one out gets to take pictures...however he chooses.

Traditional Baked French Toast

In the car and ready to drive to the church in Copenhagen to meet up with the "My Plan" missionaries for training.
More training .  This is our "Where's Waldo" picture.
Meeting with our most experienced missionaries who are preparing for their departure.  Much information and counsel is shared.  It's a definite learning experience.
Waiting for the pizza to arrive...
Thank goodness for senior missionaries who deliver food, and then meet with us in the temple for the session together.

We normally take a picture in front of the temple for this meeting.  Today it was really raining so we had to take it inside the church.  There's a story behind some of these random pictures:  We discourage taking "crazy" pictures in front of the temple or Christus.  Therefore, it seems they like to take random pictures instead...without us knowing...
There's always someone who watches the camera...

We must say that our missionaries are certainly easy to love.  They work hard and pray daily to be obedient, find people to teach, and teach with the spirit.  A mission is certainly not easy, but they seem to find "Joy in the work rather than Joy from the work".  We feel blessed to work with them and watch them become more like Christ.  We learn from their examples of faith, diligence and endurance.  We love the Cop-Den-Mission<3 

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