Sunday, February 1, 2015

January 2015

 On January 1st we were thrilled to send our newest missionaries out to their area--Elder and Sister Hasler are serving in Innsbruck.  Welcome!
 We prepared for our January Mission Leadership Council the night before as some of our leaders arrived from the far reaches of the mission.  They had traveled a long way and were hungry!
 We enjoyed some food and scripture sharing before bedtime.
 The next day the other leaders arrived and we had a great council.
 Of course lunch is always a fun part of the day when we get to visit for a few minutes.
 Then back to the business at hand.  We appreciate our Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders!
 We were sad to lose the Mowers because they gave such amazing service while they were here, 
but it was time to say goodbye.
A visit to the Augsburg Ward one Sunday.
 The President and his men wait for our next group of Goldens.  It's transfer time again!
 And here they are--they looked wonderful.
 After interviews and training at the office they were glad to come to the Mission Home and have some food before finding out where and with whom they would be serving.
 After a good night's sleep they were ready to go to their new areas!
 That same day we received our departing group of 27!  We had to go to the church since the group was so large.  Here are some of them writing their departing testimonies.
 This is the room where we stored and weighed their luggage in groups according to when and how they would be departing the next day.
 We had a delicious dinner prepared by our own wonderful Sister Gildner.  It was a time of good conversation and reminiscing.  Afterwards followed a sweet testimony meeting.
 And here they are--ready to head home the next morning!  We love them and will miss them!
 Once transfers were over, it was interview time around the mission.  These are the Augsburg and München 2/4 Districts as they gathered for training from President Kohler and interviews.
 Here are the München 1/3 and Landshut Districts.
President Kohler with the Zollikofen District for Interviews.

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