Friday, August 9, 2013

July 2013

Another month has slipped away. Here's a quick update.
 On July 4th we said goodbye to 4 wonderful missionaries, Sister Arbon, Sister Taylor, Elder Anderson and Elder Gowans. We are going to miss them.
On the 5th the Assistants, Zone leaders, District Leaders and Sister Trainer leaders all attended a meeting here in Copenhagen. We had the opportunity to all attend the temple together. It's wonderful to be in the temple with a group of missionaries.
Shawn and I traveled to different missionaries apartment for apartment checks and Shawn did individual interviews. Some were very worried when they found I was the one doing the apartment checks, I guess I should have shown up with a white glove. It was nice to visit some of the missionaries in there own domain.
All the missionaries in Denmark went through a media training to learn how to respond to the media. There were 3 different trainings in different areas, Sjaelland zone on the 9th, North Jylland on the 11th and South Jylland on the 12th.
Jarom and Heather stayed in Arkansas with Hilary where they attended our home stakes youth conference. They traveled to Nauvoo with about 300 people, they left on the 12th and came back on the 15th. They had a wonderful time visiting with friends. They came back to Denmark on the 17th.
On the 22nd Shawn and I along with the zone leaders, Elder Richards and Elder Petersen, traveled to Bornholm to do an apartment checks and interviews. The missionaries that are serving on Bornholm, Elder Sorensen and Elder Mortensen, and the zone leaders did some service for a family while we were there.
Hooray! On the 24th we received the last 2 visa waiters, Sister Rigby and Elder Ludlow. We are so excited to have them here in Denmark with us.
Jarom, Heather, Shawn and I spent 5 days in Iceland. We attended a zone training, did interviews and apartment checks and spent some time with the Iceland Elders and Couples. On Saturday the 27th we celebrated Heather's 15th birthday. She wanted to go to the blue lagoon and visit some water falls for her birthday. She celebrated her 14th birthday in Denmark, her 15th in Iceland, I hope we aren't starting something.
Elder and Sister Severe arrived to the mission on the 30th. We are so excited to have them in the mission serving in Iceland. They visited here in Copenhagen for a couple of days before heading to Iceland. We had the opportunity to attend the temple with them, what a wonderful time that was.
We are all doing great! We enjoy being with the missionaries and love seeing the miracles that are happening here.
Jacob celebrated his second birthday in the mission on the 19th. He is doing great and is seeing lots of miracles in Washington.
Departure of Sisters Arbon & Taylor and Elders Anderson & Gowans

Mission Leaders at the temple
Sjælland Zone Media Training

Service in Bornholm

Arrival of Sister Rigby and Elder Ludlow

Iceland Elders

Elder and Sister Severe