Well, Wednesday, February 18, 2015, the big day has arrived and the new missionaries are ready to receive their assignments and new companions, who have the charge of training these new missionaries. Here, President Beckstrand has all the Sister Trainers come to the front to receive their new missionaries.
Sister Adamson will be trained by Sister Sandberg.
Sister Banks will be trained by Sister Johanson.
Sister Taylor will be trained by Sister Kamauoha.
Sister Harkness will be trained by Sister Beckstrom.
Time for the new Elders to receive their assignments and trainers, as the trainers stand at the ready.
Elder Burke will be trained by Elder Lofgren.
Elder Richardson will be trained by Elder Packer.
Elder Flynn will be trained by Elder Allen.
Elder Burton will be trained by Elder Featherstone.
Elder Purkey will be trained by Elder Silvennoinen.
Elder Bailey will be trained by Elder Brinkworth.
Elder Hart will be trained by Elder Trotter.
Elder Thacker will be trained by Elder Burgin.
Elder Harrison will be trained by Elder Albertsen.
Elder Carrigan will be serving in Borås with Elder Archibald.
Elder Noso comes into the office as the new Assistant to the President with Elder Lambson.
And we say a tearful goodbye to Elder Mangum, who returns to the USA.
Many thanks to this wonderful missionary. You have left your mark on
Sweden. Return now with Honor!!!!!
Well, it is now time to travel to our different areas of service. But,
first, we have a traditional lunch of Swedish meatballs, mashed
potatoes, corn, salad, bread, and tårta for desert.
Well, we say a heartfelt goodbye to Elder Allen, who leaves the office
after almost six months to train a new missionary in Sundsvall.
Pictured are President and Sister Beckstrand, Elder Brown, Elder Allen,
and Sister and Elder Taylor, are wonderful office couple.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, we enjoy a final temple session with this
great group of returning missionaries. Pictured are in front, left to
right: Sister Christison, Sister Hosenfeld, Sister Fawcett, and Sister
Bass. Back row, left to right: Elder Gray, Elder Ogaard, Elder Mangum,
Sister Beckstrand, and President Beckstrand.
Our final dinner with this group of missionaries, who will return home
in the morning, having completed their assignments as missionaries for
the Lord in Sweden. Pictured from front, clockwise around the table:
Elder Mangum, Elder Ogaard, Sister Hosenfeld, Elder Gray, Sister
Fawcett, Sister Bass, and Sister Christison. We will miss them!