First Reunion

First Reunion

Friday, August 31, 2012

Zone Leader Council August 2012

Zone Leaders met at the Freiberg Temple. A focused time for preparation and updated goals!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Welcome Missionaries in August 2012

Elder/Sister Bauman
Elders Gochnour and Moss
Elders Jex & Angerhofer
 Sisters Larsen & Young
Elders Seedall & Blauer
Elders Rueckauer & Davis
 Sisters Odenwalder & Niebergall
Elders Larson & Seljaas
 Elders Stanely & Lichner
Elders Stephens & Frenzel
 Elders Tanner & Kuenzle
 Elders Wilde & Dospil
Elders Vaughan & Frame

Trainers in August 2012

Teacher who come from God - Trainers in August 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Missionaries arrive - August 2012

 Elder Rueckauer arrived just minutes before the MTC Provo group appeared. He was trained in the MTC Preston/England. Great man!
Welcome all to the Germany Berlin Mission. Elders Jex, Rueckauer, Tanner, Wilde, Stephens, Seedall, Larson, Stanley, Gochnour, Vaughan - with E/S Bauman and Sisters Odenwalder and Larsen.
We're happy to have true disciples of the Lord serving in our mission.

Elder Tanner arrived safely

The first missionary of the new transfer group arrived safely. He speaks a great German already.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A New Dawning in Our Mission

View over the Elbe River at President Monson's dedicatory prayer place. A New Dawning for us!!

Missionaries leave mission - August 2012

 Together with Elder/Sister McClellan - we will miss them and there marvelous service. But there is still hope they will come back!

Sisters Uhlig, Kläy, and Szvoboda, together with Elder Locher. May the Lord bless you! We commend you for your wonderful service.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Elder Roggow leaves to MTC Provo

Elder Roggow from Hamburg, who served with us one transfer, received his VISA to Ukraine and left this morning to the MTC Provo. We will miss him - great missionary!! Ukraine should start to enjoy and to be happy!!

One Sunday with my Dad - August 2012

The great German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) once said: "What you have inherited from your fathers, you must earn in order to possess."
Together with my beloved wife, Elke, we spent our P-day with my dad. For the following Sunday meetings we joined the saints in Zwickau/Saxony.
After almost seven years in Russia and Europe East I enjoy every minute with my dad - he is the patriarch of our Kosak family, a high priest, and a great man - almost 87 years old!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Welcome to Elder/Sister Andrus - August 21, 2012

Welcome to the Germany Berlin Mission. What a marvelous couple! We went together to the Mauerplatz - a special place of the reunification of Germany. May the Lord bless you and your family at home while serving a mission!

First Group of Finishers in August 2012 left!

 Again, our second group of finishers - the ones who will study at BYU soon.
 Elders Baker, van Miltenburg, Ott, Sowards, Johnson in their harvest. It was a short time to be with them but an excellent one! Truly they are "teachers come from God".

New Berlin Mission Hymn - August 2012

Using the wonderful words by a former Sister missionary, Sister Bangerter and having received the new composed music by the current Elder Moss, I am happy to officially announce the new music to our Berlin Mission Hymn.
The former music to an old German Folk song, "Am Brunnen vor dem Tore", was not too enthusiastic for many of the missionaries.  
I congratulate Elder Moss for his great spirit in preparing the new music. We love it!!
President and Sister Kosak

Music - Live a Life in Crescendo

Elder Wride, one representative of so many wonderful musicians in our mission, accompanying the Kosaks in their home. We had incredible Zone Conferences.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell said, 
“In case you hadn't
noticed it, in the last days, discipleship is
to be lived in crescendo”
(in Conference Report, Oct. 1985, 18; or Ensign, Nov.1985, 15).

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sans Souci - "without worry" - Palace of King Frederic II in Potsdam

Sans Souci - Palace in Potsdam
 “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” Winston Churchill 
We encourage everybody to "write the things of my soul", 2 Nephi 4. While studying write new insights, questions, even promptings given by the Spirit.
 “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”Winston Churchill
 King Frederic II
Office P-Day in Potdam - We're grateful to have E/S Williams and E/S Gibson serving in the office. The word DILIGENCE gets a new definition because of what they do every day!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Zone Conference 08-12 Leipzig

 Zone Leipzig
Zone Dresden

Zone Conference 08-12 Hamburg

 Zone Hamburg
Zone Neumuenster

Zone Conference 08-12 Hannover

 Zone Oldenburg
Zone Hannover

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Zone Conference August 2012 Berlin & Neubrandenburg

 Zone Berlin at Berlin Tiergarten Stake building
Zone Neubrandenburg - what a beautiful day!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Elder/Sister McClellan - what a wonderful couple!! They promised to come back soon. Love you!
Eberswalder visit - die Stadt der Wunder with Elders Hansen and Hunziker

The Arrival of Elder/Sister Boehm in Berlin - August 7, 2012

We love Elder/Sister Boehm. Wonderful couple who served in Latvia/Europe East already. Right now they will serve in Prenzlau/Eberswalde [Schwedt]. May the Lord bless you!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dresden - Zone Leader support new local missionary

Dear President:
Elder Schmidt's parents wanted me to forward this photo to you and let you know what a good job Elders Riesen and Angerhofer did preparing their son for his mission.  He left at 5:30 this morning.

Have a good day.

Elder Margetts

Monday, August 6, 2012

MP Seminar 2012 - President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Teach the missionaries to pray, find, teach, have faith and work as if all the mission's success depended on their own efforts only. And help both, members and missionaries, understand that eventually this work is not about them but about the Lord Jesus Christ and His mission, and that we need to trust and rely totally on Him."
President Uchtdorf counseled the mission presidents to help the missionaries understand that the fruit of their labors will reach far beyond their present horizon.
"Generations to come will be grateful and bless their names for their faithfulness and dedication," said President Uchtdorf, noting he can testify of this in his own life. "As these young missionaries endure rejection, loneliness, self-doubt, homesickness, exhaustion and temptation, the refiner's fire will purify their souls. They will increase in wisdom and grow up in the Lord, and, as they stay faithful, their confidence will wax strong in the presence of God."
The influence of a mission president on the lives of the missionaries cannot be underestimated.
"Mission presidents are teachers and trainers. Teaching, training and working with your missionaries are among your most important and far-reaching duties."
Such teaching will best occur through example and by knowing and applying what is taught in the missionary guide, "Preach My Gospel."
"You will teach them best by proselyting and teaching with them; by interviewing them; by developing an effective mission training plan; by teaching in zone conferences and setting the standards for effective district meetings; and by personal daily preparation. As you follow the Master Teacher, even Jesus Christ, you will teach by example and you will teach the doctrine."

MP Interviews Zone Hannover 08-2012

 District Goettingen
District Stadthagen
 District Hildesheim
District Braunschweig