Saturday, January 25, 2014

Thank You and Good-Bye to the Gillettes ....and Welcome to President and Sister Poulsen

 A week of Good-byes for President and Sister Gillette.   We will miss you!  Thanks for all of your love to us and great example of being good and doing good.

Popular Utah Singer...Peter Breinholt came to sing for us at the last transfer conference....We all loved hearing him and David Tolk on the Piano!!

New Zealand Sisters and Polynesian Sisters and friends danced the HAKA in tribute to the Gillettes

President Seppi....Thank you so much for your service!!

All of the Senior couples who have served with the Gillettes surprised them with a nice dinner at the Joseph Smith Building

But the biggest surprise was seeing all of the sisters singing at each of the Temple Square gates as their horse drawn carriage came by.

And then, we welcomed President and Sister Poulsen....

     Here he is greeting the Mission for the first time.....Speaking Mandarin, Thai and Tagalog.....
 We Love you Poulsens and are so glad you have come to lead all of us at SLC Temple Square Mission

We loved hearing from Pres. and Sister Poulsen.   

Here is President Poulsen meeting another David Poulsen on Temple Square

 Other new faces.... Sister Vargas with her trainee Sister Wu

Welcome to Sister Occlier with her trainer Sister Ma

Sister Hittrich...holding tight to the iron rod

Saturday, January 11, 2014

New Faces on Temple Square as we begin 2014!

We welcome our newest sisters who joined us from the MTC on January 8th.   They are eager, well-trained and ready to go.  

Sister Andre on the right with her trainer, Sister Tuinukuafe

Sister Simons with Sister Souza

Sister Calderon with her trainee Sister Ichikawa

Sister Jin with her trainer Sister Christensen

 Sister Kang with her trainer , Sister Khaomuangnoi

Sister Heuea with her new trainee, Sister Nath Guerrero

Sister Stuffelbean with her trainee Sister Asuro

Sister Yang and her trainee Sister Dimatera

Sister  Gomez with
her trainee Sister Chen

Sister Moreno with her trainer Sister Siliverio

Sister Palmer with her trainee Sister Tsang

Sister Piredda with her trainee Sister Fuentes

Sister Lampinen with her trainer Sister Walsh

Sister Gearheart with President and Sister Gilllette

Sister Bernhardt with Pres. and Sister Gillette

Sister Bomgren with her trainer Sister Reed

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year From Temple Square

 We welcomed in 2014 with a toast to great success on Temple Square.  We celebrated at 10 PM (New York New Year's Time), so we could all wake up early the next day and start the New Year off right.
    Happy New Year to all of our families and
                  Temple Square friends!


On January 2nd and 3rd, we had the great opportunity to
attend the Art Exhibit at BYU entitled,  SACRED GIFTS.
Half of the mission attended on Thursday and half on Friday.
We were able to take the Trax train to the Frontrunner train and
that train to Provo, then the bus to BYU.   It was a great day and
we all enjoyed the enriching experience.    Many, many
thanks to the Provo East Stake, who invited us and to their
youth who served us a wonderful lunch at their Stake Center
after we visited the museum.

The exhibit featured famous art pieces  from three European painters.  All the pictures depicted the life of the Savior.  These pictures were on loan from  Fredricksborg Castle in Denmark and several other churches in
Denmark, Sweden and one in New York.   The museum director and other knowledgeable docents led us
on inspiring tours.   Each sister was given a packet of pictures  to remember this wonderful day. We also had a great lunch,and met many new friends .  It was a great day and great way to  begin the New Year.

Several Sisters bore their testimonies and told of the joy of  missionary work to the youth of the Provo East Stake.

Sisters Singing "Called to Serve" for our hosts..If we had sung all of the 
 verses, we would have missed the train!!