Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Sunday

Elder Olson baptized Danny! He is going to be a very good member. He and Steph will get married as soon as they can. Danny already seems like a member.
 


 
 We went to Donna Nook to a wild life preserve and air force base. This is where the seals go every year to give birth. These are young calves. They only stay on the beach a few weeks before they are weaned and go back to the sea. They are born white except for this one black one. Then within 2-5 weeks change colors before they leave for the water.
 
 
 
 
 
Joey gave us a very important gift. It is an orginial drawing of a place in China and it implies peace and tranquility along with good chi for the future. Lina and Joey (pictured) are both non-members. We don't know what we did to deserve such respect.
 
 
 
At church on the Sunday before Christmas, the Hull First Ward lets the primary dress up and act out the Christmas story in the cultural hall.
 
 
 
 

Merry Christmas to All!

We got together for a Thanksgiving Feast and to say goodbye to the Shurtz at the institute in Leeds. It was a night of celebration and thankfulness. The Shurtz are are on their way back to Georgia!

Thanksgiving at the Olsons. We hosted 20 hungry missionaries! We love them.


 




 
Suki and Sunny with the help of Sister Olson, finished a levi throw for Suki. I think it's my favorite. She loved the bright colors on the back. She provided the jeans and we all helped with it.
 
 
 
Because of the Queen's Jubilee, she has allowed some of her treasures to rotate throughout the country. The Ferens Art Gallery got some of Leonardo Davincii's orginial drawings. This is a reconstructed flying machine after the design of Leonardo Davincii. Cool Huh?
And sometimes we see the moon! So we took a picture.
 
 

 
Guess who is Father Christmas? So, who knew Father Christmas has a wife?
 

 
Mittens, mittens, and more mittens. This is a service project that Sister Olson ended up finishing. Thank you Dixie! We aren't finished yet.
 

 
 
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Missionaries

Halloween has come and gone, but this is a way cute picture of Elder Olson helping our Chinese kids carve a pumkin.


 
We love the missionaries. Sometimes they get a little crazy though! These are called onesies. Wierd huh?
 
 
Our young single adults always play games after the lesson on Monday nights. In this game everyone was asked to put a paper plate on their head and draw a scene from the scriptures. You can actually recognize a few of them.
 


 
 
We love the missionaries. The sisters are definitely in the minority though. Here are some way cool pictures of the sister missionaries!
 
 
 
 
We love the elders too. :-) This is at our recent Zone Conference.


 
We love them and then they leave us. They go to other cities and sometimes they go home. :-\

 
 

 
 
 
Sister Stoica is from Romania and is going home. Elder McKay is from Scotland and going home. We'll miss them.
 
 
 
 
Sister Fusco is from Brazil and is going home. Elder Rosen is from Sweden and getting transferred out. We'll miss them too.
 

 
 
Sister Hillgaard is from Denmark and is going home. :-(




 
This is what missionaries do while waiting for the transfer bus!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall...Snow...Weather is changing

It's getting colder, but we got a few pictures of leaves before falling off the trees.


 
 
It snowed!  On our P-Day we went to Hadrian's Wall, which was built almost 2000 years ago during the Roman Empire to protect England from invaders. Only remnants remain as you can see. We about froze because we weren't prepared for the cold wind. It started snowing on the way home.
 

 
 
The O'Neills asked us to escort them through the temple and we were honored. They have been re-activated after many years of inactivity. The Preston Temple is technically out of our mission, but President Lindley gave us permission to take the O'Neills. They are our special friends and Brother O'Neill has a Mormon Ad called Rescued by Christ. You can find it on YouTube. Check it out.


 
The temple grounds are beautiful, even in the fall.


When we got up, I looked out the window and saw what I thought were feathers on the grass, but it was snow, so I took a picture. Thankfully it melted by noon.




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