Sunday, December 11, 2016

November 2016

On the first of November, President Kohler and I had the opportunity to go to Budapest for a Mission President's Training Seminar.
Here we are with the Mission Presidents and Wives who all came out with us at the same time.
Then we headed to Zürich for stake conference.
Zürich Zone
Zürich Zone
Zürich Zone
Zürich Zone
Zürich Zone
Zürich Zone and Erika :)
That same day we got to attend a wonderful baptism in the Winterthur Ward.
The second week of November was our next transfer--we were blessed to receive 21 missionaries into the mission!
The next day they were excited and ready to head out to their first areas!
We said goodbye to 4 missionaries this time--good luck in all that lies ahead!
Munich Stake Conference was a wonderful time to see all of our missionaries in the Munich Zone.  Erika and I attended this conference while President Kohler hit the Stake Conferences in St. Gallen and Bern on that same weekend!
Then he interviewed and trained in Bern.
Elder Simon, who has been serving with us while he waited for his visa was finally ready to go--we were sad to send him off, but excited for what was ahead!
Back in Provo, our daughter Tosha (on the right) ran into two of our wonderful former Sisters!
We were happy to welcome Elder & Sister Stephensen to the mission--to serve with the Stuttgart Military Ward.
And we bid Elder & Sister Justesen farewell--they have been amazing!
President Kohler really depended upon Sister Gildner in our office to keep everything in order with the visas for all of our missionaries--it is a BIG responsibility!
MLC time by the Assistants.
Our November Mission Leadership Council.
Then it was time for more interviews and training--with Stuttgart...
and more Stuttgart.
In Zürich...
and more Zürich.
 At Thanksgiving time the Office Elders finally got their lederhosen picture with the President!
More interviews and training--with München Zone...
and the other half!
At the mission home, we started to prepare for Christmas.
and in the Office, Christmas packages were piling up...

It was the first Advent...and President was off again to interview in Wien and Salzburg to finish out the month.

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