Friday, December 6, 2013

October 2013

Oops! I thought I posted this a couple of weeks ago. Just found it saved as a draft.

Ok, I'm being a slacker. It's already the middle of November and I haven't posted anything for October. I need to remember to do these updates sooner, as I get older my mind seems to not remember as much. Ok here it goes for a quick update.
On October 1st 15 missionaries, that had been been reassigned while waiting for their visas, arrived to the mission. We were so excited to get them here in Denmark. Now that leaves only 1 elder that is waiting for his visa. 
Mission leadership council was held on the 4th. We have always held this at the mission home but this month we had it at the church. An Iceland elder usually joins us via Skype, this month he flew to Copenhagen and joined us in person. There are 11 elders and 4 sisters that attend this meeting every month. 
What a wonderful opportunity we had on the 5 & 6 to watch general conference with lots of missionaries. It's always so great to hear from our prophet and apostles and feel of their spirit. It made it even better that we were surrounded by missionaries. 
3 senior couples and 2 senior sisters arrived to the mission on the 11th. Elder and Sister Madsen, Elder and Sister Middlemas, Sister Swena and Sister Hamblin will all be serving here in Denmark  and the Freeman's will be serving in Iceland.  We just love our senior missionaries. 
Jarom and Heather had their fall break for school so we all went to Iceland with Shawn on the 12th-16th. We attended zone training, a farewell dinner, church and Heather had the wonderful opportunity to get her patriarchal blessing while we were there. We said goodbye to Elder and Sister Paulsen, they returned back to Utah on the 17th. The saints were truly blessed by having the Paulsens serve in Iceland.
A specialized training was held for the missionaries that have been in the land for a month and their companions was held on the 24th. They are all great missionaries. 
We love serving along side of such wonderful missionaries. What an example they are to us.

New missionaries and their companions

Iceland missionaries