Sunday, September 16, 2012

Baptism, Birthday and Good-Bye!

This very morning Elder Christensen was able to baptize another one of our wonderful investigators, Josie, as Elder Wilderspin and Norgaard witness.  It has been an amazing Sabbath with our chapel overflowing with members and non-members.

The rocks were a little sharp, but the Mediterranean Sea was the perfect temperature.

Josephine is so happy to finally be a member of Jesus Christ's true Church.

A small but happy group attended in the warm morning Cyprus sun.

A few days ago another investigator, Amanda, invited us to her birthday party!

She really packed on the food for only six of us coming to celebrate!

This seems to be turning into a cooking blog, but we had a nice missionary discussion after we ate and opened gifts.  I love how Filipinos put on their own birthday parties!  We need to start that traditions. 

Amanda gets lots of support and encouragement from some of the branch Filipino sisters.

We love our district line up of elders, Baret, Norgaard, Nichols and Wilderspin.

The Church auditors came to Cyprus to help in the branches, and we fell in love with the Madsens!  What a great couple from Sandy Utah.  

They serve in the Regional offices of the Church in Germany.

These two huge ovens cooked the most amazing lamb and potatoes!

Come to Cyprus for a visit and a taste of the great Greek cuisine!

Another great Cyprus Zone Conference was held yesterday in Nicosia.

These Young Women and Relief Society sisters sang in RS today.

JoAn has been here in Cyprus for 5 years and is finally getting to go home to be with her family!  She has mixed emotions leaving all of us and especially her primary kids.

Our Hearts are so full of love for these wonderful people that we get to teach and baptize.  We could not have imagined a more interesting and fulfilling mission--in every way! We feel so blessed.

Come visit us in Cyprus!!  You will love it too!