First Reunion

First Reunion

Thursday, December 25, 2014

12-14 Missionary Couple Conference at Freiberg Temple

Sooo good to have you!
As President Boyd K. Packer taught, "Value the old folks for what they are, not just what they can do."

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas to Missionaries in the field, waiting in MTC, and still back home. Merry Christmas to all parents and grandparents


Dear Missionaries,

What is Christmas about? There have been many great and wonderful people, even religious teachers who have taught men how to live, but there has been but ONE Messiah, ONE Christ, the ONE Annointed, even Jesus Christ.
I testify of Him, Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, the only begotten of the Father in the flesh. He is the Savior, the Messiah. He made the Atonement for our sins and opened the Resurrection.
This is what Christmas is about.
Those of us who know the plan of happiness, know what Christmas really is all about!
When we were children we were more "Believing is Seeing". Then, unfortunately, we leave often the Christmas of childhood disillusioned. It is easy thereafter to feel that "Seeing is believing."
When we're fixed on that, we do not have the hope of ever again finding Christmas as it once was and as it ought to be, because it works the other way around: "Believing is seeing."
See in Moroni 7:41-48.




President Boyd K. Packer taught, "If you would see what you get in exchange for giving up the childish illusion of Christmas, you could look forward to the greatest of all discoveries. No matter what your age, you can find and can keep that "little-kid" feeling about Christmas."


(Hence, we don't need toys in the mission field - we're disciples and find joy in helping others to come unto Christ and in sports and in Germany chocolate :))

Therefore I would like to suggest that we all read the Christmas story in the second chapter of Luke EVERY DAY this WEEK. It will take a minute and a half to read. It might take a minute more to ponder on it - but FIND YOURSELF IN THE STORY as Angels who proclaim, as Shepherds who take care, as Wise Men who seek after the true meaning of happiness, as Sheep who follow the Master, as ... FIND YOURSELF.
The Christmas story does not end there. It is only the beginning. With Christmas and because of it we have Easter. When we, as adults, accept a new status as children of our God, our Father, we may humble ourselves and believe again and in so doing begin to see that in exchange for the fanciful poetry of The Night Before Christmas comes the miracle of the first Christmas that grows in every season.
The whole account—from Bethlehem to Calvary—is the Christmas story, and it takes simple, childlike faith to find that out.
Missionaries, use your time wisely. Show it to investigators and members whose errand you're.
If there is no finding time, WATCH the "Work of Salvation" DVD you have in your apartment, PREPARE your "My Family" pamphlet for further usage in finding and teaching, MASTER scriptures we want in the mission, etc.
This is a time of preparation, this is a time of listening and teaching, this is a time in CRESCENDO.


We love you and wish you a Merry Christmas!! He is the Gift!
              

Thursday, December 18, 2014

12-14 Leadership Training der District and Zone and Sister Training Leader

in Berlin
in Hamburg

Friday, December 12, 2014

12-14 Elder and Sister Monson arrive in the Mission field again - Welcome!

Welcome back, Elder and Sister Monson

12-2014 Zone Conferences with all Christmas Packages

Zones Hannover and Oldenburg
Zones Hamburg and Neumüster
Zones Dresden, Leipzig, and Chemnitz
Zones Neubrandenburg, Berlin South and North
Thanks to all the Sisters and Brothers of wards and stakes who helped with a marvelous Christmas lunch in each city. The missionaries felt home indeed.

Friday, December 5, 2014

12-14 Mission Leadership Council in Berlin

MLC Berlin - "He is the Gift"

Thursday, December 4, 2014

12-14 Trainer and New Missionary Conference in Germany Berlin

trainers in December 2014
Elders Barrios-Rohde
Elders Bell and Enenkel
Elders Brower and Stott
Elders Culley and Westbury
Elders Morton and Gibbs
Elders Johnston and Woodside
Elders Germann and Oldroyd
Elders Gallacher and Clemens
Elders Fowler and Spangenberg
Elders Silver and Gerlach
Sisters Clegg and Seare
Sisters Egbert and Rückauer
Sisters Harris and Rogers
Sisters Jensen and Warner
Sisters Kronwitter and Curry
Sisters Lisonbee and St. John
Sisters Lohner and Smith
Sisters Miller and Sorensen
Sisters Moffet and Hendricks
Sisters Sanders and Israelsen
Sisters Reed and Garcia
Sisters Pickett and Wadsworth

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12-14 New Missionaries safely arrived - Welcome in the Mission Field

MTC England-Preston- Missionaries arrived safely
All safely and happy and tired

12-14 Finishers - Thank you for your service and Good Bye! We will miss you.

Finishers 11-14
Elder and Sister Nuttall
Elder Brayden Hansen
Elder Eastmond
Elder King
Sister Emma Rasmussen
Elder Fred Roberts
Elder Gerberding
Elder Haas
Elder Hellander
Sister Kasandra Rasmussen
Sister Knecht
Elder Mitchell
Sister Rimmasch
Elder Schouten
Sister Schwantes
Elder Scofield
Sister Stringham
Sister Stuart
Sister Tolman
Sister Turner
Sister Vick
11-14 Finishers at airport