Monday, September 29, 2014

Splits, Visit from Great friend and Sightseeing!

Once again Ældste Holbrookis having a blast in Randers. He had another wonderful week where he went sightseeing, had a visit from an "old" Friend and went on splits too. What more can you ask from one week ;o)

 Sightseeing with the Hicks and the other Elders. Is Ældste Amos an English Lord ? ;o)

Ældste Howland and Ældste Holbrook having a little visit in the swing!

 What is Ældste Snider burning here ???? We might never know :o)

Did Ældste Howland have a haircut or he just looking handsome?

Eilif from Allerød ward took Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Sniderout for lunch. He was there visiting and was so sweet to take them out.

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Hafen on split together. They always have a blast together! 

Denmark is beautiful and have many, many forests. This one look like it was planted in a fun way!

Another wonderful week for Ældste Holbrook. He is seeing so many great things and he is getting to know many wonderful people. So happy he has a chance to serve the Lord in Denmark.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The chalk mines, castle, Stake Conference and other fun around Randers ;o)

Ældste Holbrook saw some pretty fun things this week in the Randers Area! He is seeing more of Denmark than I have seen growing up over there :o)

Conference for the Århus Stake. This is Ældste Holbrook and a great friend of our family Michael. It is so fun to see them there together :o).

 Ældste Amos is not sure how he like Kangaroo meat, I would have to agree with him ;o)

 It looks like they are having fun over there in little Denmark. 

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Hicks. What a great pair!!

 Ældste Snider and Ældste Holbrook. 

 Ældste Snider having fun!!

BEAUTIFUL castle in little Denmark! They know how to build them over there!

 The entrance to the chalk mines. Will they make it out ;o)??

 Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Howland. Still a great pair of friends !!

 Ældste Hafen and Ældste Howland. 

 You just gotta love these missionaries. They are AMAZING!!

AND this is SO Ældste Holbrook, just look at that CUTE face ;o)

 Good-looking pair of Ældster/Elders!!

 Ældste Snider and Ældste Call.

 Ældste Holbrook, he is amazing!!

 Elder will always be Elders!! Or should I say boys will be boys :o) Having fun that is for sure!!

 Climbing or walk in the water. Ældste Holbrook is saying WHY NOT the water ;o)
Ældste Holbrook is never afraid of anything and he is ready to try new things all the time!!

Antoehr great week in Randers for Ældste Holbrook. SO glad he is enjoying his mission and that he is learning and growing so fast!! We LOVE you Buddy. You are just so AWESOME!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Randers Rain Forest fun as a missionary!

Ældste Holbrook has had yet another wonderful week too this week in Randers!! He is loving it there and it is such a fun place to be.

 Petting the goats, this brings back memories I am sure for Ældste Holbrook. He did that a lot as a kid visiting Denmark and the Zoo ;o) 

 Ældste Snider petting a CUTE little pig !

Ældste Holbrook likes them too and is having a blast petting them ;o).

 Ældste Amos having fun!

Ældste Howland and Ældste Amos enjoying fun together!

 Ældste Howland and Ældste Holbrook a great pair of missionaries ;o)

 Ældste Holbrook petting a turtle, how cute ;o).

 Ældste Holbrook got this banging into a HUGE post on one of the swings out the rain forest. Boys will be boys ;o)

Ældste Holbrook found this at a friends house that Lincoln wrote many, many years ago when he was a missionary in Denmark :o)

A great week for Ældste Holbrook in Randers. He is learning and growing and it is so fun to see him become a strong and great young man.

Monday, September 8, 2014

MIssion Confernece meeting "old" friends!

Ældste Holbrook had another busy week and this week he got to see a LOT of his old companions because ALL the missionaries in Denmark got together for a conference. That was a great treat for Ældste Holbrook and he so enjoyed seeing so many of them.

 ALL the missionaries in the Denmark Copenhagen Mission.

 Ældste Peterson and Ældste Holbrook, what a fun pair of Missionaries. They will be friends FOREVER!

Ældste Holbrook and Ældste Curtis. They have known each other since they were born and now they are serving int he same mission. AWESOME friends and great missionaries!!

 Having dinner with a wonderful remember from Randers. So grateful for the people that are taking care of Ældste Holbrook in Denmark.

 Such a SWEET picture. LOVE it ;o) !!

Ældste Sinder was tired on the way home on the train. It is LONG days working as a missionary ;o)

Again a great week for Ældste Holbrook. He got to see some great friends and enjoyed being with the other missionaries.

Monday, September 1, 2014

First week with Ældste Snider ;o)

Ældste Holbrook has changed companions again and this time he is together with Ældste Snider. The BEST part is that he already knows  Ældste Snider from the time he was in Allerød Ward and the Helsingør area. They were there together for 3 months I think. So they already know each other a little and have share so good time together! This is going to be a great companionship!!!

 Eat on Ældster-Elders !! These Kebabs are NOT that big. Ældste Holbrook handled his with style !!! But he is also a great eater :o)

  Ældste Snider is done. He did not get it all down!!

 This Elder is saying, NO more for me!!! I am done too ;o)

  Ældste Holbrook on the Rock ;o) When you build on the Rock, you will always be safe and happy ;o)

Ældste Snider and  Ældste Holbrook. Good looking missionaries. They will have a good time together!!

So new times again for Ældste Holbrook. He does not get much rest but that is okay too. He is learning and growing and that is really why he is there. After reading this I know it is worth having him gone :o)

Here is part of his email from this week:

I have thought a lot about how temporary this life is. Everything seems so small in the big picture of things. Truly the Lord knows who we are, He knows where our heart is. I have found if we want to know where we stand with the Lord, we look to where our heart is. Who we are comes from within our own selves. It comes from our heart.  I have thought about that a lot actually. You can read of it in the seventh chapter of Moses. It is a great story. I pray that I will have a chance to understand it more with my heart, however I do understand it with my mind. It is a great story of God's love for us. How much He truly cares for us. I do not think about time, I think about the now. I want to be able to serve with my whole heart, so all of my love goes to Him. I have found that as I serve with unwavering hope and faith in Christ, He blesses me. Even though we do not see the blessings in direct numbers we see it in others coming to Christ. My resolve does not need to waver with the ins and outs of the work. My resolve should stand firm, unwavering, and steadfast as I move forward as a disciple of Christ. I have worked on that, and as I have done that I have seen my desire grow stronger! Truly the hardest battle we fight is the battle between faith and fear. I continue to act in faith in spite of fear. In fact, if I feel fear to contact or to talk, I make it a point to talk to that person, to throw the natural man off my shoulders. My heart burns with love for the Lord. How little truly is our day to day problems and worries.  The more I have thought about it, the more the words ring true in my mind. "It mattereth not where we serve, it only mattereth how." I know that to be true. The Lord will provide as we continue to hold fast, with a sound resolve and an ever deepening desire to serve Him. I love the Lord. How grateful I am for this experience of a mission. It is literally changing my eternity.

With much Love,

Ældste Holbrook