The Month of February, time for Specialized Zone Training!!!!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, we started our country wide Specialized
Zone Training tour off with the first stop in Malmö. We had a wonderful
day with the missionaries in the Malmö Zone.
Sister Beckstrand oriented the missionaries on the new Aetna Insurance
Plan for our missionaries here in Sweden. She did a wonderful job of
helping the missionaries understand the new program and how they will
receive Medical care in the future here in this wonderful land.
President Beckstrand taught the missionaries about the importance of
conversion to the gospel. He instructed them on the aspects of personal
conversion and spiritual conversion. Too many times we think that
conversion happens overnight, when in reality, conversion is a life long
process that requires each one of us to be true to the gospel every
day. Conversion comes by being true to the doctrines and keeping the
The Assistants taught the missionaries the importance of "How to Build
Your Area", knowing that the Lord has called you to your specific area
at this specific time and that only you can do the work He has sent you
to do. We are to build the church up in our areas and leave our areas
better than we found them. Such marvelous counsel and training from
Elder Archibald and Elder Hemmingsen.
Elder Hemmingsen didn't want to be left out of the picture........
Thursday, February 11, 2016, we found ourselves in Göteborg, Utby
Chapel, meeting with the members of the Göteborg Zone. Another great
day with the missionaries here in the Zone and the training went great,
as the Spirit continues to teach each missionary the things that will
help him/her to be a better missionary.
Elder Hawley is always one Happy Missionary.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, we flew to Umeå to meet with the members of
the Norrland Zone for Specialized Training. It is always great to be in
The members of the Norrland Zone.
Lunch time in Norrland, and Birthday wishes to Elder Delgado and Sister Jackson. Pick out your Missionary........
Thursday, February 18, 2016, we found ourselves back in Stockholm to
meet with the missionaries of the Stockholm Zone. We met at the
Gubbängen Chapel and had a wonderful training session with our
Lunch time in Gubbängen........pick out your missionary.......
Lunch time in Västerhaninge and Sister Beckstrand did a great job of
fixing and serving a wonderful home cooked meal for the missionaries.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, we traveled to Södertälje to conduct our
final training with the missionaries of the Södertälje Zone.
One last lunch time, this one in Södertälje. Go ahead and locate your missionary........
President and Sister Beckstrand with Elder Israelsen, Zone Leader in
Södertälje. We love this missionary and are so thankful for his great
leadership here in the Sweden Stockholm Mission.