Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The New Year begins

Sunday, December 28, 2014, we were greeted on our way home from church with this fantastic Sun Dog.  So brilliant that it was like we had three suns shining down on us.

 Monday, December 29, 2014, we had a wonderful temple session with this great group of missionaries returning home from serving honorable missions.  This big group will leave a large void in our mission.  Well done, thou good and faithful servants!  Pictured left to right, 1st row, President and Sister Beckstrand, Sister Zhang, Sister Dawson, Sister Guinn, Sister Eborn, Sister Smith, and Sister LaFontaine.  2nd row, Elder Cahill, Elder Schwabedisssen, Elder Farley, Elder Hills, Sister Byrd, Sister Anderson, and Elder Miller.  3rd row, Elder Johnson, Elder Bilodeau, Elder Higham, Elder Forsyth, Elder Miles, Elder Gentillon, Elder Simmons, and Elder Stafford.  4th row, Elder Judd, Elder Mangum, Elder Lambson, Elder Keele, and Elder Hansen.

On Sunday, January 4, 2015, Elder and Sister Brown came to the mission home to spend their last night in Sweden with us.  They have completed their mission and will return home in the morning.  We appreciate their dedicated service to the people of Sweden and they will be missed.

 On Monday, January 5, 2015, we picked up a solo Elder, Elder Joshua Duwors arrived in Stockholm from the Rapid City South Dakota Mission.  He has been serving there while waiting for his visa to come.  We are glad to finally get him here to Sweden.  Pictured left to right are, President and Sister Beckstrand, Elder Mangum, Elder Lambson, Elder Duwors, Elder Allen, Elder Brown, Elder Stinnett, Sister Taylor and Elder Taylor.

 On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, we received this great group from the Provo MTC.  Pictured left to right are, Elder Mangum, Elder Linchenko, Elder Lambson, Elder Allen, Elder Scott, Sister Gardner, Elder Simonsen, Sister Bateman, Elder Backman, Sister Irene, Elder Larson, Sister Stoughton, Elder Moody, Sister Giles, Elder Duwors, Sister Brink, Sister Tolley, Elder Brown, Elder Stinnett, Sister Taylor, Eldeeeeeer Tolley, Elder Taylor, Sister and President Beckstrand.

 Loading up the luggage outside of Arlanda Airport in Stockholm.

 We took the new group out to V√§sterhaninge to see the temple.  As you can see, we have lost our daylight and it is around 3:30 PM.

Here they are at the entrance to the temple, pictured left to right, front row, Sister Brink, Sister Giles, Sister Irene, Sister Stoughton, Sister Bateman, Sister Gardner, Sister and President Beckstrand.  Back row, Elder Backman, Elder Simonsen, Elder Larson, Elder Linchenko, Elder Moody, Elder Scott, and Elder Duwors.

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