Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Spring 2017 Zone Conference!!!!!

It is amazing how fast the time flies by when you are in the Lord's service.  The end of March signals that April is here and that means it is time for another round of Zone Conferences with our missionaries.  Tuesday, April 4, 2017, and we started at the Gubbängen Church with the Norrland and Stockholm Zones.  President and Sister Beckstrand worked together for this conference and taught on "Carpe Diem" or "Seize the Day!"  The general question that was asked was, "How do we as Missionaries "Seize the Day?"  There are three main components required to "Seize the Day."  The first is Attitude, second is Direction, and third is Hard Work and a Cheerful Heart.

 Our Assistants, Elder Jensen and Elder Pärkkä taught our missionaries the importance of "Knowing and Sharing your Story."  Why do you believe what you believe?  We must be able to share this with our investigator friends in order for them to feel how much the gospel means to us.  When we do this, the Spirit has so much power to drive it deep into the hearts of those we are teaching.  As President Patrick Kearon told us at Mission Tour, "Be the Message!"

Some ideas from our missionaries of how we as missionaries can "Seize the Day!"

Tuesday, April 5, 2017, we met together at the Handen Church with members of the Stockholm South Zone and the Södertälje Zone.

President Beckstrand showed the missionaries how he "Seizes the Day!"

Sister Beckstrand and President Beckstrand teaching the missionaries on the importance of making every day count here in the Lord's service.

The missionaries are involved in teaching each other how they can "Seize the Day!"

Another list of great things missionaries can do to "Seize the Day" here in Sweden.

Elder Jensen and Elder Pärkkä teaching the importance of knowing and sharing your story.

The beautiful Handen Church building.

Members of the Stockholm South Zone.

Members of the Södertälje Zone.

Allright, let's do lunch..........Elder Olson and Sister Beckstrand excited for lunch!

Pick out your favorite missionary.......

Sister Beckstrand doing a little entertaining before lunch.

And lunch is served........pick out your favorite missionary.....

Friday, April 7, 2017, we found ourselves in the Västra Frölunda Church in Göteborg with the Malmö Zone and Göteborg Zone.
 President Beckstrand teaching on "Seize the Day"........

And Sister Beckstrand teaching on the importance of Attitude as you start each day.

Elder Jensen and Elder Pärkkä teaching on how to "Know and Share your Story" as you perform your missionary labors.

Sister Clouse and Sister Anderson, along with their faithful companions, did a marvelous job of preparing the lunch for our hungry crew of missionaries.

It really had the feel of Easter and Springtime.

Our lunch specialists, Elder and Sister Clouse and Elder and Sister Anderson.

Sister Hunter gets up close and personal with her lunch..........

In the afternoon, we were treated to a special musical number by Elder Rowley and Elder Duke.

Members of the Stockholm Zone.

Members of the Norrland Zone.

And a favorite of the missionaries, Rocky Road Brownies!!!!!!!!!

Members of the Malmö Zone.

Sister togetherness........

Members of the Göteborg Zone.

 In the afternoon, we were treated to a special musical number by Elder Baggett and Elder Nielsen.

Lunch is served, pick out your favorite missionary......

 Elder and Sister Watson and Elder and Sister Mitchell, who always take such good care of our missionaries at lunch time.  We love them.......

 In the afternoon, we were treated to a very special musical number by Sister Anderson, Sister Hill, and Sister Shin at the piano.  "Let us All Press On!"     It was a great week of Zone Conferences and it was so good to see and visit with all of our missionaries here in the Sweden Stockholm Mission.  The Lord has truly blessed us and continues to do so.  This is His work!!!!!