Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mission Life

                  Elder Madsen working in his home office.  He is now the Pacific Area
                  Medical Advisor for 18 missions.  He is dealing with medical issues he
                  never saw - only read about in med school!

Part of the Coomera Zone at interviews



We celebrated Sister Madsen's birthday with Elder and Sister Mizukawa at a restaurant on Tamborine Mountain.

      An old mansion called the Coomera House will be torn down and a new Coomera Stake           Center will be built on the site.  The groundbreaking was held on February 7, 2015.

The neighbor boys came for a visit...

and wanted to take our picture.  Sister Madsen is wearing her apron as usual.

Cleveland Zone posed for a picture after the temple session.

We love the plants and trees in Australia - so many different varieties.

The woods behind our complex can be seen from our kitchen window

We meet the new missionaries at Golden Orientation.  We present a
Power Point discussion about adjusting to missionary life.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mission Experiences

Elder Maden is giving instructions for medication to Elder Esekia - just released from the hospital and Elder Howell, his companion.  Elder Coles was the temporary companion during that time.

Sister Iurato and Sister Isenberger served in the Coomera Zone.  They were transferred to Cairns and Mackay in the northern part of the mission.
Elder and Sister Johnson from Salt Lake City came to dinner at our flat
one evening.  They serve as Self-reliance missionaries for the mission.

We watched our next door neighbor, Zico,
play in a tennis tournament.  He and his
dad agreed to listen to the missionary lessons.

We spent part of the day with Elder Laufale Lua and Elder Allapitan
as we traveled from Warwick to Toowoomba and back for dental work.

We returned home one day to find hearts with messages printed on them stuck to our front door.
The Coomera Zone at the Brisbane Temple in February 2015.