Saturday, December 23, 2017

Sjaelland Christmas Zone Conference 2017

Christmas Zone Conference in Sjaelland was an all-day experience.  We began with training from President, the assistants, Elder Smith and Sister O'Bryant.  Trainings were on 1) church tours, 2) preparing for the "Book of Mormon Musical", 3) spiritual and emotional peace and 4) the Christmas Story.  The Christmas Story was intermingled with traditional Christmas hymns performed by the missionaries.  It was a wonderful day.  The room was set up and decorated by our talented well as Sister O'Bryant:)  Lunch was provided by Erling Knudsen, who enjoys cooking each Christmas for the missionaries.  Thank you!  The senior Sisters also brought traditional  rolls, desserts, etc.  We celebrated the danish way by singing around the Christmas tree.  Everyone joined in (see Sister O'Bryant's facebook page for a video).  We had a visit from Santa...with presents for all, a video of missionary Christmas memories was enjoyed (thank you to Elder and Sister Shurtliff), and the evening ended with "Moana", popcorn, fruit and more homemade treats:)  These mission Christmases have become some of our favorite memories.  We missionaries have grown through our trials and challenges.  We have learned to submit and depend on the Lord.  He is truly leading this mission.  We have worked hard on our goal of bringing 60 souls to Christ this year.  This week, we will surpass the goal.  We feel blessed beyond measure.  We cannot adequately express our love for these great missionaries.  They deserve more than we can give them and we do not want to interfere with their personal growth.  They become so much closer to the Christ and strive to become more like Him.  Thank you to the families who have sent their sons and daughters to serve.  We love Denmark and the missionaries<3<3<3

                                                                      Birthday celebrations

                                                     Introductions of the most recent arrivals

Training on church tours

Our son brought his girlfriend for us to meet:)

                   The winners of the Risalamande...found a whole almond in their dessert.

                                      The Christmas Story with musical numbers performed

                                                         Glaedelig Jul og Godt Nyt År
...and yes, they got engaged in Denmark.  We feel so blessed<3


  1. Thank you so much for posting all of these pictures so we could see our daughter, Sister Sliwoski's, arrival. We have been checking this blog every day! :) Boy do we miss her, but it looks like she's in good hands, and about to embark on a wonderful adventure! Thank you for taking such good care of her.
    Matt and NaTasha Sliwoski


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