First Reunion

First Reunion

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014 to All of You!

Dear Elders and Sisters,
This is a glorious time of year, when we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We finished as family our assignment to read our Book of Mormon. How wonderful it was for us – immediately we could “see and feel” some small changes of our attitudes. Still we continue to work with The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
We like what Elder Neal A. Maxwell wrote: The larger Christmas story is clearly not over. It is not solely about some other time, some other place, and some other people. It is still unfolding, and we are in it! (The Christmas Scene, p. 11.)
We are in it, and we would like to renew our acceptance of His invitation to “Come unto me” as recorded by Isaiah in the Old Testament, Matthew in the New Testament, and Alma and Nephi in the Book of Mormon. Another thought is also not only to believe in Jesus’ identity as the Christ, but also and more to believe in His ability, in His power to cleanse and to save. We thank you for your love, prayers, and for our united service in the "German vineyard" – and we wish you a peaceful and hopeful Christmas season.
I’d like to finish with William Butler Yeats and with the plea to be united in our companionships: “Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”

We love to serve this mission with you together. One sister wrote recently, "As I was watching the movie 17 miracles, I reflected on my own life and my calling as a missionary. I was not one chosen to cross the plains, but I have been chosen to bring the gospel to the people here in Germany. I may not be starving or burying loved ones along the way, but there are those here who are 'starving' for the gospel. We are FINDING loved ones-precious sons and daughters of God- and bringing them into the fold. 'How great is our calling.' I feel rejuvenated and ready to work."

Merry Christmas – ein Gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest mit Blick auf das Neue Jahr 2014.
Love, President and Sister Kosak

Saturday, December 21, 2013

December 2013 Elder Moss Finishes His Mission

Elder Moss - Thank you for your Missionary Efforts and your Music!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December 2013 Missionary Couple Conference in Dresden - Thanks to Elder/Sister Tenney for Excellent Preparation

The Power of Senior Strength in our Mission - Great to Serve with You!
E/S Tenney's breakfast for everyone! Thanks again for being great hosts.
Reading the Dedicatory Prayer by Elder Thomas S. Monson from April 1975
Cold Wind but Softened and Faithful Hearts
Sister Kosak teaches ordinary people who are extraordinary!
Good Food before Leaving Home soon - E/S Boehm.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Singing At Zone Conferences: In Both Cities, Hamburg and Berlin, Members Had Prepared Christmas Food for all Missionaries

Thank you for the wonderful food!!

At the end - "Silent Night" and we'll go forward with perseverance and happiness!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 2013 Christmas Zone Conferences - "Perseverance in Christ" - Arrival of Sister Harris - Welcome in Berlin.

12-13 Christmas Zone Conference in Hamburg
12-13 Christmas Zone Conference in Berlin
Welcome Sister Harris!! Here with her trainer, Sister Stringham

Friday, December 6, 2013

Last District Meeting visited for the IV. Quarter 2013 - DM Plauen

DM Plauen 12-13

RM Sister Young visited Mission Office in December 2013.

Good to see our Sister Young again.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

German Advent Preparation Time

One District used 15min to prepare that little clip - What a great message!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Mission Leadership Council for December 2013 in Berlin - Preparation for the Invitation Month in December.

Mission Leadership Council with new Zone Leaders, Elders Santiago, Cannon, and Haid; also new Sister Training Leaders, Sisters Cameron and Schoepf
Assistants Teaching in Mission Leadership Council - 12-13

Happy Thanksgiving in the Germany Berlin Mission - Office Staff met in the missionhome

Berlin is ready for Christmas season

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 2013 - New Missionaries Arrived - Welcome in the Germany Berlin Mission

Welcome at the Berlin Tegel Airport
Sisters Piteck and Davidson
Elders Lloyd and Sheffer
Elders Ashby and Houghton
Elder and Sister Cook

November 2013 Missionaries have finished their Mission - Thank You for Your Service!

At the airport
last row: Elders Hess, Kosak, Carlile, Cayden Taylor, Hess, Zondler
middle: Elder Fuller
first row: Sisters Kosak, Walker, Wunderli, Margetts & Elder Margetts

E/S Margetts - We'll miss you!
Finishers with Assistants

Monday, November 25, 2013

Two Berlin Zones, besides all other Zones, celebrating "Turkey Bowl" on P-day

Turkey Bowl November 2013 in Berlin

Sunday, November 24, 2013

November 2013, Hannover - Coordinating Council

Elder Adler, Presidents Gossel, Lange, Temple President Husz, Presidents Hengst, Ruetz, Holznagel, Jensen, Kosak, Menzel, and Schmidt. An edifying time of counseling.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

IV Quarter District Meeting Interviews and Zone Training Meetings in November 2013

11-13 DM Delingsdorf in Lübeck
11-13 DM Eberswalde in Neubrandenburg
11-13 DM Hamburg in Wartenau
11-13 DM Heide in Glückstadt
11-13 DM Lauenburg in Hamburg-Bergedorf
11-13 DM Pinnerberg in Wilhelmsburg

11-13 DM Schwerin in Rostock

11-13 DM Wilhelmsburg
11-13 ZTM Chemnitz

Welcome E/S Wright and Sister Kessler. We love you and Thank you for your service!

Elder and Sister Wright and Sister Kessler, accompanied by Sister Snow
E/S Snow-Office welcoming E/S Wright and Sister Kessler

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Missionary arrived - Sister Miesbauer! She will serve in Utah Salt Lake in the Future

Sisters Fordham, Ahrenholtz, and Sister Miesbauer. Welcome!!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

IV Quarter Interviews at District Meetings - November 2013

11-13 DM Halle
11-13 DM Lankwitz
11-13 DM Leipzig
11-13 DM Neukoelln
11-13 Short-term Missionary, Sister Fordham helps out - with Sister Ahrenholtz
11-13 Zone Neubrandenburg
11-13 DM Rendsburg
11-13 Zone Training Meeting