Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Welcome Koyles and more Training and a Goodbye

Early in the morning on Friday, July 10, 2015, we traveled to Arlanda Airport to greet and pick up our newest Senior Couple, Elder and Sister Koyle, who will be training in the office with Elder and Sister Taylor.  The pressure is on to get the Koyles up and going before the Taylors head for the wide open spaces of Cokeville, Wyoming.  We are truly blessed to have had the Taylors with us here in the office and blessed to have a great couple, the Koyles, take over for them.  We are in good hands.  Pictured left to right are;  Elder Bliss, Elder Liddle, Sister Taylor, Elder Taylor, Elder Sahlin, Elder Koyle, Elder Noso, Sister Koyle, Elder Rasmussen, Sister Beckstrand and President Beckstrand.

After picking up the Koyles, we traveled to Västerhaninge to meet with the Stockholm South Zone.  These are great missionaries and it was fun to provide our specialized training to them along with our Family Home Evening.  Lunch was super good as we had Pizza Hut pizza and salad for these hungry souls.  I have never seen that many pizzas disapear so fast in all my life.

 Sunday, July 12, 2015, Elder Dallin H. Oaks showed up for Sacrament meeting at the Gubbängen Ward building.  He was on a cruise vacation with members of his family.  Moral of the story is, attend your meetings as you never know who might show up.  What a thrill for the members of the Gubbängen Ward.

Monday, July 13, 2015, we traveled by van with our assistants to Malmö to continue our round of Special Zone Trainings.  On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, we met with the members of the Malmö Zone and truly enjoyed ourselves.  We provided our training and Family Home Evening to these great missionaries and as always, enjoyed lunch with them.  This time, Subway sandwiches, chips and watermelon.

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, we found ourselves in Utby with the Göteborg Zone missionaries.  Another great specialized Zone Training and it was so good to meet with these fine missionaries.  Lunch was pizza and salad, and the missionaries slicked up every last piece of Kebab Pizza.  I still can't figure out why they dump french fries on the pizza???????

Well, on Friday, July 17, 2015, we held our final Zone Training for this round.  Last, b ut not least, the Södertälje Zone.  This is a great group of hard working missionaries and we loved being with them for the day.  More Book of Mormon training and Family Home Evening, and you guessed it.....Lunch from Subway with chips and plenty of watermelon.

Monday morning, July 20, 2015, we said a very fond farewell to one of our great missionaries, Elder Mads Held, from Denmark.  Elder Held has served faithfully and now it is time for him to return home.  Here, he is greeted by his family at the mission home.

Elder Held greets his parents.

Sister Beckstrand, Elder Held and President Beckstrand at the mission home.  We will miss you Elder Held but know that you will accomplish great things in Denmark and Scandanavia.

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