President Brubaker and I are excited to be here as the Mission President and companion of the Belgium Brussels Netherlands Mission! We love your sons and daughters, and feel to thank you for the wonderful missionaries you have raised! This is a very unique mission. Our mission includes two countries, and five languages, not including many dialects spoken in the Netherlands. The missionaries are teaching many people from all around the globe. With the help of the Spirit, the missionaries are finding those who have been prepared to receive the Gospel. This is truly the best mission in the world, and we are honored to be a part of it. We will try and take good care of your sons and daughters. We love them so much already!
We have 5 children and 11 wonderful grand children. We have so much fun together! We are grateful for the support they have given us as we prepared to leave for three years. Our home is in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have raised our family in the Millcreek Holladay area. We enjoy many activities together. We are happiest when we are hiking in Southern Utah, cross-country skiing into our rustic cabin in the Uintahs, enjoying a good game of Train or Settlers of Catan, or just being together and sharing a meal with each other. We love our family so much!!!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
|Elder (Duco) Van Doesburg brought lots of love with him!|
Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our HEARTS,
and we are never ever the same."
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
|There is so much missionary work going on in Gouda!|
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
|What a great threesome!|
Monday, June 18, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The room was filled to capacity! Oh, what a joyous occasion! We felt an overwhelming feeling of the spirit as we repeated Our Purpose, and Doctrine & Covenants 4 together. You could feel the love the missionaries of the Belgium Netherlands Mission have for the Lord whom they serve.
President Brubaker taught the missionaries as he reminded them why we are here. He taught them so beautifully about the love God has for each of them, and how he loves his missionaries.
Elder Hendrickson and Elder Christensen listened intently to President Brubaker, as he shared with the missionaries the status of the mission. We feel that the missionaries in our mission are trying to be the bet they can be! And we are seeing amazing results!
During the last 18 months baptismal dates have increased dramatically, new investigators the missionaries have found has dramatically increased, investigators at church has been on a steady incline, and baptisms per missionary has increased! This brought big smiles to the missionaries!
Elder and Sister Anderson are serving in Rotterdam and are loved by all the young adults they help in the young adult center. They help us with the orders of a most memorable memorabilia for the missionaries as they prepare to finish their missions. They give all the information to the Andersons of what they want on their Delft plate. Countless trips are made back and forth to the factory in Gouderak! One of their most favorite things to do is go on joint teach with the missionaries. The missionaries are so excited when Elder and Sister Andersen are free to come with them!
We have three other senior couples who have joined us over the last 6 months. They are so dear and precious to us, and brighten the lives of our missionaries! Elder and Sister DeLeeuw are helping with the Young Adult Center in Amsterdam. They love serving in Amsterdam. Elder and Sister Moore are serving in The Hague and love helping with the Young Adult Center there. Elder and Sister Anjewierden are serving in Deventer in the Young Adult Center. They most recently replace Elder and Sister Bush who we greatly miss. The Anjewierdens love their new calling!
l-r Elders Guanuna, Moscon, Shoemaker, Kunz, Christensen, Hansen, and Wright!
l-r Elders Davis, Cundick, Pitchforth, Van Rij, Nielsen, Benson, Brown, and Elder Maughan
|l-r Elders Ambach, Bjork, Da Cruz, and Elder Bickham.|
l-r Zusters Davies, Townsend, Jones, Elders Christensen, Roemer, Andrews, Douglass,
|Elder Jones and Zuster DeLeeuw|
The uplifting, sincere comments that the missionaries comment to our missionaries who have had birthdays in the month of June put big smiles on their faces.
|We have loved spoiling our missionaries on their birthdays! Sorry we didn't get a picture of Elder VanRij! Happy birthday to Elder Van Rij too!|
|HAPPY MISSIONARIES SO EXCITED TO ALL BE TOGETHER!|
Remember who you are.
You have a Father in Heaven who loves you dearly.