15 April 2015

Mainz Elders in the Newspaper!

On April 15th, 2015, the Allgemeine Zeitung published a video of a reporter, Thomas Toth, that spent the day with Elder Fitzgerald and Elder Blanchard in Mainz. The reporter followed them as they prepared for the day, visited members, and talked to people on the streets. The reporter also asked them questions about why they are serving a mission here in Germany and about basic beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You can see the video report at the following link:

Video Report

Congratulations to the Mainz Elders! You did great!

Farewell Elder and Sister Seelos

Thank you so much, Elder and Sister Seelos, for the service that you have given in our mission! Elder and Sister Seelos were serving in the Gera branch of the Erfurt District, one of the easternmost areas of our mission. After traveling around Europe a bit at the conclusion of their service, Elder and Sister Seelos made one last stop in Frankfurt before their departure for home.

Elder and Sister Seelos with President and Sister Stoddard

11 April 2015

Abu Dhabi Youth Temple Trip

This week missionaries from around the Frankfurt area were able to support a group of youth from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. This group of youth was able to attend the temple and participate in baptisms for the dead. Because proselytizing is not legal and no full-time missionaries are stationed in the United Arab Emirates, missionaries from the Frankfurt area put together activities for these youth including a question and answer session, mock lessons, a "Mini-MTC" experience, and missionary trivia games.

Youth group with the full-time missionaries

9 April 2015

Departing Missionaries - 9 April 2015

Today we had another great group of missionaries leave our mission. This group included Elders Moeller, Norman, Bennett, Boyd, Miller, Ishimatsu, Hobson, Hawker, Anderson, Muller, Brandner, Cassell, Allen, and Jensen, as well as Sister Burri. The leavers enjoyed a visit to the Frankfurt Temple, dinner with President and Sister Stoddard, and a final testimony meeting, at which each leaver had the chance to bear his/her testimony. Thank you so much for all of your hard work! We love you and we will miss you!

8 April 2015

Missionary Arrivals - 8 April 2015

Wednesday, April 8th, we welcomed nine new missionaries into our mission! They arrived at the airport in the morning around 9.00 am.

 After the new missionaries arrived, they were shuttled to the mission office where we had their mission orientation, followed by interviews with President Stoddard and a street display in downtown Frankfurt.
In the evening they enjoyed dinner at President Stoddard's house with all of their trainers, though no assignments had been made yet.

They all got to go to bed a little bit early to catch up on the sleep that they missed, and then Thursday morning they were paired with their trainers and received their first assignment to an area in the mission. Everyone being transferred from all areas in the mission met up in Frankfurt and then all the missionaries headed out on trains and buses to their new areas! May the Lord bless you!

Elder McKay with his trainer, Elder DeMass
Elder Davis with his trainer, Elder Ellis

Elder Domine with his trainer, Elder James

Sister Whicker with her trainer, Sister Terry

Elder Olson with his trainer, Elder Summerhays

Elder Rowe with his trainer, Elder Awerkamp

Sister Meyer with her trainer, Sister Pettitt

Elder Lesher with his trainer, Elder Palmer

Elder Kay with his trainer, Elder Meinhardt

1 April 2015

Welcome Elder and Sister Johnson!

We would like to warmly welcome Elder and Sister Johnson, who will be serving as the new Military Relations couple in Grafenwöhr. Herzlich willkommen in Deutschland!

Elder and Sister Johnson with President and Sister Stoddard