Sunday, July 28, 2013

Oskar Baptism week 20 Jul 2013

                                  Baptism in Warsaw I Branch:  Lto R  Elder Tingey ZL , Oskar, Dominik (great branch member and family history consultant) and Elder Harris ZL.
We went in search of the US Embassy and when the wind unfurled the flag it made us proud.

Right across the street we found this statue errected in 2011 of Ronald Regan.  The Polish people
appreciate the help he gave in ridding Poland of Communism in 1990.

 Back corner, Elder Manwill, Sister Jensen, Elder Jensen on his knees, center Elder Zelezniak, Elder Raines sitting on floor.  Just another day in the Mission Office.
Elder Cieslak hard at work as usual.
Elder Hutchinson at his desk doing the Mission Finances. 
Some of the branch memebers who attended the "Grill" the morning of the baptism.
LtoR:  Stan, Bro Pogorzelski, Agnieska's Dad, Sylwia,an investigator lady, new Primary teacher, Elder Symanski, Elder Hayes, Elder Hutchinson.
Center row: Jagard niece,Sister Ott, Maria (investigator), Sister Howells, Jagard niece, Dominik's niece and sister, Elder Garfield,and Piotr.
Front row:  Sister Pogorzelski, with baby Maria, Branch President Jagard with Issac and Ania, Elder Fotu from Highland.


President and Sister Edgren Arrive

President and Sister Steven C. Edgren will preside in the Poland Warsaw Mission beginning June 30, 2013.   We welcome them with open arms to our great mission.  We love them as you will. These are great and remarkable people.  They are perfect for our mission and the Church in Poland.
President and Sister Edgren arrived 28 June 2013.  They were met at the airport by the Nielson's.
Steven C Edgren, 63, and Martha Susan Roark Edgren, six children, Alamo 2nd Ward, Danville California Stake. Brother Edgren is a temple sealer in the Oakland California Temple and is a former regional welfare agent, stake president, high councilor, bishop, counselor in a bishopric and ward Young Men president. Retired vice president of investment management, Goldman Sachs. Born in Livermore, Calif., to Lloyd Harris Edgren and Aileen Belz.
Sister Edgren is a temple ordinance worker and a former counselor in ward Young Women, Relief Society and Primary presidencies, ward Young Women adviser, Primary teacher and seminary teacher. Born in Joplin, Mo., to Donald Love and Sammie Lou Roark.





President and Sister Nielson go home

We arrived at the Chopin International Airport in Warsaw at 9:00am.

29 June 2013 We went to the airport to see them off.  When we arrived we found them and visited until they needed to check in their luggage.  We could see them down the isle talking to the people in front of them in the line.  When they came back to us, President told us that they were flying to the United States going to San Diego, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.  President told them to go to the San Diego Temple, call when they got to Vegas and they would show them the city (and the Temple) and to go see the Temple Square when they got to Salt Lake City,  Then he knew he would see them again on the airplane and he did not have a Book of Mormon.  The Assistants, Elder Raines and Elder Zelezniak went out to their car and brought him a Book and some pamphlets.

I love this picture of Sister Nielson.  She looks refreshed and beautiful.. . ready to start her new life in Las Vegas with her family. 

President and Sister Nielson - We Love You Song
(sung to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic)

The Nielson's came to Poland with a call to serve the Lord.
Sister Nielson conquered buying food and then her spirits soared.
Once she wasn't feeling well, was found, and many blessings poured.
By us she is adored.

Who'll remember all the birthdays?
Who will cut off ties and sweaters?
Who will blog our mission doings?
Sister Nielson's going home.

A mission pres i dent is like a business CEO,
All the hard decisions come. . . waiting to see what you will say,
Will it prep the missionaries for their lives, foundations lay?
YES . . let's to it today!

Who will text us every morning?
Who will listen to the spirit?
Who will motivate and lead us?
The President's going home.

We love the Nielson's testimonies of the Mormon Book,
We appreciate their time with us, there's much that they forsook,
Now it's time to fly to Vegas . . . . there to at their family look,
Their grandkids need them too!

Who will get us at the airport?
Who will pray to know our area?
On what will we eat spagetti?
The pottery's going home.

Lou and Eliana visit Poland 28-30 May 2013

Wolska Chapel

The Wolska Chapel: Everything in Poland is in bloom. The country is green, green, green. Trees and bushes are trimmed so nicely and the inside is freshly painted thanks to Brother Jarosz.
On another beautiful day,  this picture was taken of the Wolska Chapel Tower.