Monday, September 30, 2013

Sønderborg is still a great place to be :o)

Ældste Holbrook is still enjoying his mission and it seems like he is getting more conformable with missionary life. He is still with Ældste Swan and they are getting stronger and stronger together. They are still teaching great people and are helping others back to the church.

 This is like the DI here in Utah. But we do not have Jim Carey in a Speedo as an advertisement :o)

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Larsen. They look like great buddies!!

 Denmark, water and green, green grass.

 Only in Europe will you see a store that sells this :o)

Yaseen and Ældste Holbrook togehter.  Ældste Holbrook loves this guy and visits him often :o)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

District meeting in a park in Esbjerg!

Ældste Holbrook had a meeting with his district and they were have a lot of fun at the park. I am not sure if they were training or what was going on but it does look they were having a great time!

  A little frog. Interesting!

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Berry that is the District leader.

 Søster Packard.

  Søster Pearson.

 Ældste Swan have a bite to eat.

 Talking and maybe some training too, who knows :o)!!

Beautiful Denmark.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Letter from Ældste Holbrook's Mission President!

We got this letter and picture today from Ældste Holbrook's mission president. What a sweet letter and wonderful photo. We for sure love this son of ours :o) And we are grateful he is serving in Denmark.


Sister Sederholm, Ældste Holbrook and President Sederholm.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Zone conference in Odense

This is what Ældste Holbrook had to say about the zone conference in his last email:

This week we had Zone Conference. It was seven hours of listening to the mission president speak to us. I loved it! The theme of the entire conference was "Nothing is to hard for the Lord" he continued to ask do we believe that? Do you believe that? If so what are you going to do about that? Read Alma 26:5. Are you going to swing in your sickle with all your might because you know that nothing is too hard for the lord? One thing that I constantly pray for is to become like a valve to the Lord for his spirit to pour THROUGH ME (My emphasis added). Not that I can become a better missionary, not that I can know more about the gospel, not that I can change others. I do not want to have any part of myself get in the way of the conversion process. I constantly seek to be better in the Lord and to speak with power. 

 South Jylland Zone and training conference.

          Ældste Holbrook, he can do it :o)

Training together. hopefully they are speaking Danish.
Ældste Child, Ældste Hinrichs, Ældste Simpson and  Ældste Holbrook


Monday, September 16, 2013

Sightseeing with Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Swan.

Okay, Ældste Holbrook have now been in Sønderborg for 5 weeks and he is REALLY loving it. The people are great and the work of the Lord is moving forward. He is LOVING the Danish food and the pounds are coming on a little faster than he had hoped :o) He did tell us that they have a car in this area and that later in his mission he will probably have to bike and he will loose weight then. Good luck with that it is so much easier to gain it than loose it :o)

 ST. Michael's Church.

 He looks like he is having a pretty good time over there :o) This is a typical Danish cemetery.

 GQ pose!!! Can he pull it off :o)?

 Is someone in there ?

 Ældste Swan and a cute cat on the road!!

 A little porcupine they are all over in Denmark and so sweet!

 Look at ALL so interesting things on the house that was built in 1886 :o)

 Funny Danish pine tree.

Ældste Holbrook is learning how to draw better, here is a first sample!

We got some good letters from him this morning AND we got the FIRST snail mail letter 2 days ago. IT was AWESOME to see his handwriting and to feel his spirit! WE LOVE YOU SON :o)!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A few more pictures from the first few days Ældste Holbrook was in Denmark

I found a few more pictures from Ældste Holbrook first couple of days in Denmark and I had to share them :o)

 Mormor, Ældste Holbrook and Morfar :o)

 First day at the mission home!

  Ældste Holbrook looks wonderful in an apron!

 Sister Sederholm, Ældste Holbrook, Ældste Swan and President Sederholm.

 Missionaries of God.

Ældste Holbrook is most of the time looking up for inspiration.  I LOVE it ;o).

Monday, September 9, 2013

Week 4 in Sønderborg with Elder Swan

All is well for Ældste Holbrook in Sønderborg. He is really liking the people there and he is getting along very well with his companion Ældste Swan. They are teaching some great investigators about the gospel and enjoying a few good meals here and there :o)

 Pizza in Denmark. You never know what they will put on it :o)

 Look how green and lush it is over there. So different than Utah.

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Swan. Greenie and trainer :o)

Cute little tree-house.  I bet he took this one because he always one one as a kid!!

Great to get a few new pictures and one with these missionaries together finally :o)