The Last Round-up with Elder Sahlin!!!
January 2016, and the Assistants and President and Sister Beckstrand
made the trip to Norrland to visit and interview with our missionaries
in the North country. This was extra special because it was our last
opportunity to be out on the road with Elder Sahlin, our Senior
Assistant. We are truly grateful to our Father in Heaven for such fine
young men and great missionaries here in this mission. Below, President
Beckstrand gets the Royal treatment from his assistants, Elder Sahlin,
Elder Archibald, and Elder Hemmingsen. This is what we call "Spark"
A classic Norrland "selfie" with Elder Hemmingsen, Elder Archibald, Sister Beckstrand, Elder Sahlin, and President Beckstrand.
President and Sister Beckstrand enjoying the wonderful weather in Norrland (-40 degrees).
Monday, January 18, 2016, P-Day at the Stockholm YSA Center. We held a
surprise "Going Home" party for Elder Sahlin. Many of the missionaries
around the Stockholm area came in on their P-Day to honor this
wonderful missionary. We will truly miss his spirit and valiant
testimony but we know he won't be far away, since Göteborg is his home.
We had a great time with Elder Sahlin today and we wish him all the
best as he turns a new chapter in his Book of Life. Thank you Elder
Sahlin for all that you have done for each of us here in the Sweden
Stockholm Mission. We love you!!!!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, we received a new couple to our mission,
Elder and Sister Clouse, from Mesa, Arizona. We are so happy to have
them here. Their daughter was our Sister Clouse when we first arrived
in Sweden. How lucky we are to be able to work and serve with them for
the next 18 months. Pictured below are: Elder Weaver, Elder Olson,
Elder and Sister Koyle, Sister Beckstrand, Sister and Elder Clouse,
President Beckstrand, Elder Hemmingsen, Elder Sahlin, and Elder
Two hours later, we were thrilled to receive our lone Sister missionary,
Sister Wilson, from the Provo MTC. Sister Wilson comes to us from
Australia. We are so excited to have her join our missionary team.
Pictured below are: President and Sister Beckstrand, Sister Taylor,
Sister Wilson, Elder Weaver, Elder Olson, Elder Sahlin, Elder
Hemmingsen, and Elder Archibald.
Freezing at the Stadshus in Stockholm. Pictured are: President and
Sister Beckstrand, Sister Wilson, Sister Taylor, Elder Archibald, Elder
Hemmingsen, and Elder Sahlin.
Elder Sahlin with Sister and President Beckstrand, with the Stadshus in the background on a blustery winter day in Stockholm.
President and Sister Beckstrand with Sister Wilson, with Södermalm in the background.
Elder and Sister Clouse will be serving in the Mission Office, here in Enebyberg.
Sister Taylor with Sister Wilson at the Stadshus in Stockholm.
Sister Wilson will be trained by Sister Taylor.
Sister Wilson will be serving in Jönköping with Sister Taylor.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, we arrived at the Stockholm Temple for our
last temple session with these two wonderful missionaries, who have
completed their missions and will be returning home tomorrow. Pictured
are: Sister Allred, Sister Beckstrand, Elder Sahlin, and President
After the temple, we went for our farewell dinner. With just two going
home, we went out on the town, to TGI Fridays, and enjoyed a wonderful
dinner. Sister Beckstrand, Sister Allred, Elder Sahlin, Elder Olson,
Elder Weaver, Elder Archibald, and Elder Hemmingsen.
Hold those French Fries high........Sister Allred and Elder Sahlin.
Dinner for two very deserving missionaries.
After dinner at TGI Fridays, we came home to have a little desert and
final interviews and our Closing testimony meeting. Pictured here are
Elder Weaver, Elder Sahlin, Elder Hemmingsen, and Sister Beckstrand.
Elder Archibald, Elder Olson, and Sister Allred.
The last chore of the evening, Sister Beckstrand making her famous
Breakfast Burritos for those departing missionaries. Elder Hemmingsen
giving her a hand with scrambling the eggs.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, we hosted our MLC (Missionary Leadership
Council) at the mission home. We started with a wonderful lunch
prepared by Sister Beckstrand. Everyone loved the chicken enchiladas,
salad, chips, and everyones favorite, Snot Bars.