Wednesday, August 26, 2015


"MLC Day" at the mission home.  Tuesday, August 11, 2015, we held our MLC meeting at the mission home.  We started with an excellent lunch, provided by Sister Beckstrand, of Cafe Rio style food, and the missionaries loved it.  Let's just say there were no leftovers.

After lunch, we gathered in the home and received excellent training from our assistants, Elder Sahlin and Elder Rasmussen on "Finding the Prepared".

Sister Beckstrand and President Beckstrand provided training on Building our Leadership Skills through Christ and the Purpose of Missionary Leadership Exchanges.  It was a great day and our Mission Leadership Council members left with a new sense of urgency and dedication to the work of the Lord.

Temple Session

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, we arrived at the Stockholm Sweden Temple for our final temple session with this great group of missionaries who have finished their service in Sweden and are heading home to their families tomorrow.  Pictured left to right are:  Elder Williams, Elder Hewitt, Elder Beck, Elder Krebs, Elder Farnworth, Elder Taylor, Sister Taylor, Sister Beckstrand, President Beckstrand, Elder Taggart, Elder Smith, Elder Schindler, Elder Barnes, and Elder Elinkowski.

Our final dinner with this fine group of missionaries.  Job well done Elders, and Elder and Sister Taylor.  Pictured left to right, around the table are:  Elder Williams, Elder Beck, Elder Smith, Elder Barnes, Elder Farnworth, Elder Elinkowski, Elder Krebs, Elder Hewitt, Elder Taggart, and Elder Schindler.

And at the "kiddie" table, we have Elder Taylor, Sister Beckstrand, Elder Koyle, Sister Koyle, and Sister Taylor.

Assignment Time

Well, another day, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, we assembled at the Täby Ward Building for orientation and to receive area assignments and new companions.

The trainers for our new missionaries are excited and ready to meet their new "greenie" and get to work.

 Elder Rowley will be trained by Elder Sweat.

Elder Rowley will be serving in Malmö with Elder Sweat.

Elder Cox will be trained by Elder Aabo.

Elder Cox will be serving in Stockholm with Elder Aabo.

Elder Groberg will be trained by Elder Peterson.

Elder Groberg will be serving in Helsingborg with Elder Peterson.

Elder Richardson will be trained by Elder Olson.

Elder Richardson will be serving on the Island of Gotland, in Visby, with Elder Olson.

Elder Pfost will be trained by Elder Rhoades.

Elder Pfost will be serving in Hägersten with Elder Rhoades.

Elder Weaver will be trained by Elder Bradshaw.

Elder Weaver will be serviing in Vendelsö with Elder Bradshaw.

Elder Payne will be trained by Elder Dickson.

Elder Payne will be serving in Jönköping with Elder Dickson.

Elder Murri will be trained by Elder Nelson.

Elder Murri will be serving in Umeå with Elder Nelson.

Elder Walton will be trained by Elder Pearson.

Elder Walton will be serving in Helsingborg with Elder Pearson.

Elder Adams will be trained by Elder Noso.

Elder Adams will be serving in Göteborg with Elder Noso.

Elder Jensen will be trained by Elder Scott.

 Elder Jensen will be serving in Västerhaninge with Elder Scott.

 Elder Nilsson will be trained by Elder Smith.

Elder Nilsson will be serving in Utby with Elder Smith.

Elder Chugg will be trained by Elder Stinnett.

Elder Chugg will be serving in Göteborg with Elder Stinnett.

This is the Göteborg connection, Elders Noso and Stinnett with their new missionaries, Elders Adams and Chugg, and the hometown hero, Elder Sahlin, who just happens to call Göteborg home.

 Elder and Sister Koyle, from Kanosh, Utah, now assume the full responsibility of our office couple.  They will do a great job and we are so excited to have them here in Sweden with us.

Elder and Sister Koyle with Sister and President Beckstrand, as we take charge of Sweden.

On last good-bye as we transfer Elder and Sister Taylor from Stockholm Sweden to Cokeville, Wyoming.  We love you Elder and Sister Taylor and thank you for the great job in serving our Heavenly Father here in the beautiful country of Sweden!

Well, as the assignments have been made, we finish our orientation and wish these great companionships "God Speed", as they head out into the vineyard to find the elect.


But first, we must send them out with our traditional lunch of Swedish Meatballs.