Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wonder Full Missionary Days

Another baptism yesterday, February 23!  Elder Christensen got to baptize Lorenzo in the very winter chilly, windy Mediterranean.

 Elder Christensen with President Ivanov and Mo.

Terisita with cold, but happy, Lorenzo and Elder Wilderspin.

 Even President and Sister Freestone were at the baptism.

 We went to Limassol Branch Conference today and saw our good friend, Elder Matthews, with a great, young, Persian investigator.

 Elders Norgaard and Mathews make a great companionship!

 Newly baptized Michael with Elder Matthews.

This Branch knows how to put on a proper Pot Luck!

Last Monday we took our elders on a fun Prep Day adventure!

 I spotted them from the balcony and snapped this picture--Elders Sorg, Davies, Wilderspin and Clack.  All GREAT Elders!

 First we met the Elders and Sisters from Limassol for Fish and Chips at Dekaylia -- delicious and fattening, deep fried delight!

It is always fun to have the sisters (Werner and McArthur) along with us.

 The day was perfect as we all got a nice diversion from our busy missionary work with our favorite people on the island.

 Saturday morning shopping is something I look forward to doing.
However, Elder C. always wants to find something new and different to try, not regular veggies and fruits like these.

 Huge radishes!   
No, we didn't buy all these bags of produce, only five.

Larnaca has a HUGE farmer's market every Saturday morning in the downtown area. We didn't really need potatoes, but the farmer in Elder C. was dying to buy something, anything.
 He tried, but I wouldn't let him buy these gross snails either! He was worse than a kid! 

But, there is no one I would rather travel the path of life with than my amazing and eternal missionary companion! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Troodos Mountains

It's hard to get a good cat picture with Elder Christensen, thus I will begin my post with this photo and tell about a couple of excursions we took to and around the Troodos Mountains.

 Elder and Sister Watson with us in the quaint town of Lachi where we ate lunch.

 One of the sights along the way.

 Our landlord, Alecos, took us and Elder and Sister Smith to his farm near the village of Katydata.

 These nice Cypriot women let us pick some of their citrus, about a bushel, and would take no money for it.

 McDonald feasting with the missionaries a few days later.

Our mission is not as much work as pleasure, it's a pleasure to serve with such great people and get to see some wonderful sites in Cyprus, too!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Another Beautiful Baptism in the Mediterrainean Sea

New companionship, Elders Sorg and Clack have started out with a baptism.

 We all met at the church first and went out together to the baptism

 Mo is ready to say the baptismal prayer in English for Mohsen, who will be another wonderful addition to our branch.

 It couldn't be a better day for a baptism, although the wind was a little cold,

 they said the water wasn't.

 Mohsen with his mother, Fatahma.

 Elder and Sister Smith always come from far away Pafos for the baptisms.

 Our four great elders here in Larnaca, Elders Wilderspin, Davies, Clack and Sorg, couldn't be better at finding, teaching and hopefully baptizing many wonderful people.

There is something inspiring about seeing these young men so happily riding their bikes all over Larnaca, literally wearing out their lives in the service of the Lord.  We are very blessed to be able to share in such a cause with fine young men like these.