So, we started our Christmas Zone Conference in Gubbängen with the Norrland and Stockholm Zones, Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Our theme for the Conference was the Gifts of the Savior and "What gift will you give Him?"
Sister Beckstrand taught on the gift of Humility, Elder Archibald taught
on the gift of Faith, Elder Sahlin taught on the gift of Obedience, and
President Beckstrand taught on the gift of Charity and Love. Each
session was great and our missionaries allowed the Spirit to teach them
those things that will make them better missionaries. All of our
missionaries were asked this question, "What gift will you give the
Savior this year?"
Elder Archibald performed a beautiful cello number, "O Come, O Come,
Emmanuel" with Elder Rowley providing piano accompaniet in Gubbängen and
The Norrland Zone at the Gubbängen Chapel, Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
Lunch time......Roast Beef and all the fixings........Merry Christmas! Pick out your Missionary.
A special visitor showed up for a Christmas story. Santa Claus and
Sister Beckstrand shared a favorite Christmas story for the
After lunch, we played the "Present Game" with our missionaries and they
all had a great time playing and especially when it came time to open
On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, we were at the Västerhaninge Chapel for
our second of three Christmas Zone Conferences. Here, the Stockholm
South Zone takes their picture in Västerhaninge.
We also welcomed our newest Senior Couple to the mission today. Elder
and Sister Hurlbutt join us from Mesa, Arizona. They arrived in
Stockholm yesterday, December 15, 2015, and will be serving in the Lund
YSA. Welcome Elder and Sister Hurlbutt to the Sweden Stockholm Mission.
Alright, lunch time for these hungry missionaries........feast away.......
We recognize Sister Beckstrand on this day, December 16, 2015, as she
celebrates her Birthday with all the missionaries. We love her and so
appreciate all that she does for the entire mission. We couldn't ask
for a better mission Mom. We love you Sister Beckstrand.
After lunch, time for the present game to begin.........
Thursday, December 17, 2015, we received a "Short Term Missionary"
Sister here in the mission. Sister Miriam Blanchette from the Stockholm
South Stake will be serving a 3 month mission with us. We are excited
to have Sister Blanchette serving and look forward to many great things
from her in the Sweden Stockholm Mission.
Elder Archibald on the cello, Elder Rowley at the piano, with Elder Sweat turning pages. Västerhaninge Chapel.
Elder Featherstone at the piano and Elder Archibald with the Cello.
Thank you gentlemen for helping to bring the spirit to our Zone
Conferences with your beautiful music.
Well lunch time once again, and a special Thank you to Elder and Sister Hawley for their hard work.