23 December, 2018

Senior Couples Christmas Conference

Christmas in Italy!
There is cultural wonder everywhere
and we enjoy
spending time with our Senior Couples
eating - shopping - site seeing
mostly just getting to know each other.

We appreciate each one of them so greatly!

We welcomed them to the mission home
to enjoy the decorations and a hearty lunch.

The Seniors gather.
I do not know how this mission would run without them.
They are truly indispensable!
We are grateful for their sacrifices to be here.
The missionaries love them.
(We are missing Sorella Griffiths and the Gales.  Both had family conflicts.)

Around the table clockwise... Sorella Allen, Anziano & Sorella Keefer, Sorella & Anziano Russo, Anziano Griffiths, Sorella & Anziano Michelini, Anziano & Sorella Nielson, Sorella and Anziano Thorstrom. (Photo cred - President Allen)

  After a luscious lunch of salad, minestrone soup and apple fritter with gelato
we took the metro in to see Duomo di Milano.

Christmas booths at Como

Crooked NH Hotel on our way in to RHO Fiera

Booths in RHO

We ended our day with a fireside in the Lampugnano chapel.

Our special thanks to all who serve here!

New Assistant to the President

We would like to welcome 
Anziano Halterman
who joins Anziano Kjar
in the assignment of Assistant.
He brings so much heart, testimony and talent to the table.
We are grateful for his willingness to serve and enjoy his ever-ready smile.

His great example and love was felt by all even before 
he came into the office. 
It will now continue.

Anziano Kjar, President Allen, Anziano Halterman

December Consiglio

It is time for our last Consiglio of the year.
Where does the time go?
I doubt there are any faces below
(Excepting President and I)
that are in this leadership meeting at the first of the year.

When you consider the constant revolving door that is in every mission.... 
when you consider that this is a first opportunity 
for leadership for many...
they are quite incredible.
It is true....
"whom the Lord calls, He qualifieth".
We all certainly wouldn't want to try to do this without His help.

 STL's - Williams, Button, Reeder, Snow, Parker, Larsen, Simpson, Pearson, (Sorella Allen) Nelson, Walker, Frandsen, McConkie, Graver, Merl, Dominquez
ZL's - Rios, Cako, Christensen, Wilson, Ruger, Welch, Bona, Wilks, Moss, (Pres. Allen) Favro, VanNatta, Russbeult, Nordgran, Tenney, Abplanalp, Kjar (AP) Halterman (AP)

We finish the year with a great group.

We love them all!

~Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!~