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!