Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Which car am I in ?

It took a van, a seven seater and another car to get us all back to the mission home. Time for lunch and interviews with President Charles.
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Ah that Athens Sunshine.

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Still at the Airport.

Getting to know you, getting to know all all about you. The trainers are so happy to meet up with their new companions.
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Arrived Safely 31st August 2010.

We arrived at Athens airport along with Elder and Sister Andros, the Assistants and the Trainers. Standing at the barrier waiting for the new missionaries to come through is always an exciting moment. All I could hear was "we have seen them already", " are they coming"
"can you see them" and then finally "they're here!" They looked so good to our eyes, how blessed we are to have Elders Leit, Psota, Held, Kopischke, Stelter and Smith join us in the Greece Athens Mission.
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Still at the housewarming.

Some serious moments and some funny ones too. It is always so good to be together.
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August 30th 2010 Happy Housewarming!

Elder and Sister Dracocardos had a housewarming party to let us all view their new apartment. Lots of good food and great company. It is preparation day hence the casual attire.
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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

More Role Playing

Sister Lelle and I had a tough assignment when we invited this passerby to stop and talk. Despite his adamant protestations Sister Lelle managed to share with him the blessings of the Book of Mormon.
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Role Playing.

Elder and Sister Dracocardos have been such a great help with the role play situations. They enter each scenario with enthusiasm and offer valuable advice for improvement.
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Missionary Training Session 17th August 2010.

Here we are looking at scriptures and passages from Preach My Gospel which we will then share with the rest of the group.
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Elder Fingerle and President Neil Visit Athens.

We had the great privilege of having Elder Fingerle our area 70 and President Neil Mission President for Albania come to visit. Saturday was spent in meetings involving these two brethren and President Charles. On Sunday they were kind enough to speak in Halandri Branch. We all enjoyed the meeting and feeling of the Spirit that they brought to us in the Mission. How generously they give of their time and their talents, we felt truly blessed. The top left picture shows the Presidents in a role play situation with Elder Fingerle.

Monday, 16 August 2010

A Beautiful Baptism in Larnaca on the 15th August 2010

Posted by PicasaI wish we could be at every Baptism to welcome into the fold another precious child of our Father in Heaven. The lovely Lynne was baptised by Elder Balhorn and Confirmed a member of the church by Elder Lauener. Elder Fairbanks President of the Larnaca Branch acted as one of the witnesses.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Sunday 8th. August 2010

Elder and Sister Fairbanks have been so kind to us . We were picked up at the airport and driven back to their apartment for a delicious meal. They give of themselves with such humility and generosity, we just enjoy being around them.
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Role Playing and Fish and Chips!!

The role playing throughout the 4 days proved to be most beneficial. Each group rotated between President Charles, Elder Mortensen and myself. As the week progressed more and more of the principles taught were brought into the role play situations. Elder Steeby knowing of our desire to have some fish and chips 'English ' style knew of a place and was able to track it down. We were not disappointed! My husband is enjoying himself so much he wouldn't even look up for the picture.
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Cyprus August 2010

Elders Mortensen and Rodriguez arriving to open up the building ready for a leadership session. It was so hot and humid that we were melting just stepping out of the car. How amazing they are to cycle and wear their safety helmets.
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Leadership Training Cyprus August 2010


We spent 4 days in Cyprus with the Assistants, Zone Leaders, District Leaders and Trainers. We read and discussed principles from the Scriptures and Preach My Gospel. We watched video clips , we role played evaluated and role played some more. Through it all we became more unified, we felt the Spirit time and time again, and we rejoiced and were edified together.
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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Kykko Monastery Cyprus July 19th. 2010

What a great looking group of missionaries! Sister Wells sent me this photo ,she and her daughter are avid followers of the Greece Athens Mission Blog. Elder Wells is on the back row left wearing a blue robe. We are in Cyprus later on today so I hope to hear all about this trip. Thank you for sharing Sister Wells. Thanks to all of you wonderful parents for sharing your precious sons and daughters with the people of Greece and Cyprus.
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Monday, 2 August 2010

July 2010 Charlotte's Baptism

Charlotte was baptised in Limassol, Cyprus in the beautiful Mediterranean by Elder Lauener. She was taught first by Elders Gifford and King, and then later by Elders Lauener and Rodriguez. Welcome to the fold Charlotte.
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