Friday, January 1, 2016

December 2015

  December was an exciting month--it began with 4 wonderful Christmas Zone Conferences throughout the Mission.  Our first one was held in Zürich.  
 The musical numbers from the missionaries were beautiful.
 The Bern, St. Gallen & half of Zürich Zones were together for this meeting.
 At lunch time the missionaries had a fun time doing a gift exchange.
 And the Relief Society provided a wonderful lunch for us!

 Our next Zone Conference was in Stuttgart.
 The Stuttgart and other half of the Zürich zones were gathered together on this day.
 Gift Exchange...

and more beautiful music from our talented missionaries.
 Our 3rd meeting was in Munich with the Munich Zone.

 Gift Exchange and Lunch
 President Kohler shared a wonderful Christmas Message and we enjoyed watching the new Silent Night movie together.
Our 4th meeting was in Austria.
This meeting was for the Salzburg and Wien Zones.

 We were especially happy to have Erika with us for this meeting!
 And of course the missionaries love to eat and visit.
 We sure do appreciate the wonderful members who provide us with delicious lunches!
A great missionary choir!
 On Sunday we were able to visit the Neuötting Branch.
 Then it was time for the December transfer--here are our 19 new Goldens!
 At the airport, loading their luggage into the mission van.
 Sisters Gildner and Fischer-Laudenbach served our outgoing missionaries a wonderful meal!
 We said goodbye to 16 great missionaries.
 We will miss you!
 Goodbye Elder & Sister McCormack!
 The next week we welcomed the Gardners into the mission--they will be serving in Singen.
 And the Lees are ready to go home--what a wonderful job they have done!
 On Christmas Day around the mission our missionaries got to Skype their families at home.  We also got to Skype with our missionary!  It was so great to be all together again--Tosha in Provo, the three of us in Munich and Tanner in Moldova.
 The next Sunday we enjoyed being in the Linz Ward--the missionaries had many wonderful investigators at church that day!
 Our Linz Missionaries (missing from the picture are Elder & Sister Graham)
Finally, to finish out the year we got to deliver supplies to some of our missionaries in Wien.  
We love all of our missionaries and look forward to 2016!

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