Thursday, March 14, 2013

February 2013

Another month has gone by. It seems like I am always trying to play catch up.
On February 7th we had a departure dinner for Elder and Sister Nielson, they served their mission in the mission office. They will be sorely missed. They traveled back to their home on the 8th.
Jarom and Heather had a week winter break at school, February 11-15. It was a much needed break, they took advantage of the break by doing a lot of sleeping in. I think they maybe left the house 2 times the whole week. I guess you could say, "Boring." They really enjoyed the break.
On the 19th we received 4 missionaries, Sister Tew, Elder Gines, Elder Westergaard and Elder Francis. One of their flights got canceled and we didn't hear a word from them. We were hoping they were coming on a later flight but we didn't know for sure. They did arrive a few hours late really tired after an extra long trip here to Denmark. We love getting new missionaries! Sister Swett was unable to travel to Denmark with her MTC group because she did not get her visa so, she is temporally assigned to another mission until her visa is approved. We hope she will be able to join us very soon.
On the 20th we had a departure dinner for Sister Olssen and Elder Pierson. We are going to miss them but wish them the best. Elder Pierson was one of the assistants that met us at the airport when we arrived. They both returned to their homes on the 21st.
On the 22nd Shawn traveled to Iceland with Elder Westergaard. Elder Westergaard will serve his mission there. While in Iceland Shawn attended a zone training, fireside and church meetings. He traveled back to Denmark on Monday the 25th.
On the 26th we had a zone leader council and then on the 27th Shawn and I traveled to Germany to a mission presidents seminar. The seminar was wonderful. Elder Holland was in attendance, he is such a powerful speaker. He spoke in the final session and I don't think there was a dry eye in the whole room. It was nice to see all the mission presidents and their wives that are serving in the Europe area. We returned back to Denmark on Friday the 1st of March.
Wow! What a busy a month!

Elder & Sister Neilson

Elder Wooden, Elder Gines, Elder Jesperson, Elder Francis, Elder Westergaard & Sister Tew

Sister Olssen & Elder Peirson

Frankfurt Germany Temple

Mission Presidents Seminar - February 2013