Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Few More Soldiers

Baptismal picture of Faranak and Farnaz in Västerås. From left to right:  Elder Dahle, Faranak, Farnaz, and Elder Hansen.
Elder Milne, Emil, and Elder Van Alfen in Västerås.

Transfer Time Again

Sister Veronica Jacobs will be serving in Sundsvall with Sister Delaney Smith.

Sister Lynsie Allen will be serving in Norrköping with Sister Emily Maxwell.

 Sister Esther Savage will be serving in Borås with Sister Amileah DeMille.

 Sister Qi Zhang will be serving in Gävle with Sister Sidney Dawson.

 Sister Jessica Linsay will be serving in Jönköping with Sister Maitlin Stewart.

 Sister Jennifer Kimball will be serving in Lund with Sister Emily Christison.

Sister Kalli Poulson will be serving in Karlskrona with Sister Carly King.

Sister Courtney Kamauoha will be serving in Västerhaninge with Sister Ashley Anderson.

Sister Rebekah Hoke will be serving in Södertälje with Sister McKenzie Hosenfeld.

Sister Annalee Johanson will be serving in Katrineholm with Sister Hannah Powell.

  Elder Ethan Bliss will be serving in Sundsvall with Elder Dax Gray.

 Elder Benjamin George will be serving in Helsingborg with Elder Caleb Farley.

 Elder Garrett Olsen will be serving in Kungsbacka with Elder Tanner Beck.

 Elder Michael Liddle will be serving in Handen with Elder Dillon Workman.

 Elder Taylor Nielsen will be serving in Hägersten with Elder Kaleb Farnworth.

 Elder Jacob Dickson will be serving in Borås with Elder Jacob Miles.
 Well, after all the fun and excitement of finding out where they are headed, it is time for a nice Swedish lunch before heading out for the Train Station and their destinations.

 Hey, how did these Elders sneak in here again?  Somebody needs to get the camera away from these two office Elders.  Elder Allen and Elder Stinnett.
 Wednesday, October 15, 2014, we say our good-byes to a great group of missionaries as we attend the Stockholm Temple with them.  Pictured are in front left to right:  Sister Ludwig, Sister Salcedo, Sister Miller, Sister Beckstrand.  Back row:  Elder Bressan, Elder Knecht, Elder Moe, and President Beckstrand.

 Farewell dinner for this great group.  Elder Moe, Elder Knecht, Elder Bressan, Sister Salcedo, Sister Miller, and Sister Ludwig.  Thank you for your great work here in the Sweden Stockholm Mission.  You all will be missed.
 Fall in Sweden.  It is here and coming on fast.  Sisters LaFontaine, Hill, Sandelin, and Spencer enjoying a Fall stroll in the leaves.
 Handing out free Hot Chocolate to students in Uppsala.  A great way to contact and meet new people.  Sister Byrd, Sister Anderson and Elder Bradley serving up the goods.

 Elder Sahlin and Elder Peterson contacting on a beautiful Fall day in Västerhaninge.
 Okay, here we go.....What every missionary can't wait to try......SurStrömming.  A Swedish treat.

 Elder Treat getting ready to go down the hatch with this wonderful Swedish treat.

 Looks as if Sister Allred and Sister Bass are not quite sure of this Swedish treat.....Come on Sisters, smile as you eat.
 The Elders in Kungsbacka and Utby getting together to showcase their talents and demonstrate a unique way to contact people and spread the gospel message.

 Elders Sweat, Johnson, Fallon, Bodine, and Elinkowski posing by their artwork in the town square.
 Wonderful talents and the Angel Moroni as big as life for all to see and behold.

Crazy Times

Baptismal service for Ziping and Zhixiang Hu in Täby Ward.  Pictured are Elder Mangum, Ziping, Zhixiang, Brother Lane, and Elder Haddon.  October 9, 2014.

 October 7, 2014.  Farewell dinner for our wonderful office couple, Elder and Sister Lowry.  Pictured from front going clockwise, Elder Tolley, Sister Tolley, Sister Lowry, Elder Lowry, Elder Taylor, Sister Taylor, and Sister Beckstrand.

 One final moment together with a great office couple, who helped us so much to make a smooth transition to the mission.  Sister Lowry and Elder Lowry, you will be missed and we will forever remember your great contributions to the Sweden Stockholm Mission.

President Beckstrand, Sister Beckstrand, Sister Lowry and Elder Lowry, as we say good-bye to these wonderful missionaries.  May The Lord bless you always for your service here in Sweden.

 Mission Leadership Council held in Täby Ward on October 8, 2014.

 Our great members of the Mission Leadership Council.  This is a great group of missionary leaders.
Sister Beckstrand teaching our Mission Leadership Council members about the importance of giving rather than taking.
 Our Sister Training Leaders, valuable members of our Mission Leadership Council.  Pictured are Sister Ludwig, Sister Guinn, Sister Beckstrand, Sister Anderson, Sister Byrd, Sister LaFontaine, and Sister Hill.

 President and Sister Beckstrand at Mission Leadership Council.
Hey, how did these Elders get in here?  Elder Allen and Elder Stinnett, our great Office Elders.
 October 14, 2014, we received a great group of new missionaries from the Provo MTC.  Here they are arriving at Arlanda airport in Stockholm and setting their feet on Swedish soil.

 Time to grab the bags and head to the van in order to make our way to the Mission Office and Home.
 Loading up the bags for our 20 minute journey.

Here is our new group posing for a photo op in front of the Stads Hus in downtown Stockholm.

  Loading time and getting ready for Stockholm and the migration office.
 Due to 3 Bank robberies in downtown Stockholm on this day, we were not able to go street contacting with this group, so instead, we decided we would take them out to see the Stockholm Temple and get another photo op.

 Elder Haddon and Elder Mangum, driving the Blue Van with a load full of our new missionaries as we leave the temple grounds and head for the Mission Office for training and orientation.

 Wednesday morning, October 15, 2014, our new group assembles at the Täby Chapel for final teaching and instructions and then to find out where their first assignment will be and who will be their trainer companion.
And here are our new trainers for this great group of new missionaries.  The suspense builds.....