Monthly Archives: December 2012

Missionary Zone Christmas Party

Two days after Christmas we had a missionary zone Christmas gathering in Poznan. Elders and Sisters came from Gdansk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, and Poznan, plus President and Sister Nielson and the Assistants. It was such a great event, and the missionaries … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

We again had the missionaries over for Christmas dinner, along with three of our Branch members – Marian, Bozena, and Arseni. Turkey, yams, and pumpkin pie were not on the menu, but Sister Reed did produce some sage dressing along … Continue reading

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Wigilia

Wigilia – Christmas Eve! We had a American Christmas Eve with our missionaries, Sisters Bezdjian and Bown and Elders Stockford and Tingey. We didn’t have a 12 course meal as is the Polish tradition, or watch for the first star … Continue reading

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Branch Christmas Party

At this time of year in Poznan our days are pretty short. It starts getting dark around 3:30, and the mornings aren’t totally light until 8:00. The skies are usually gray and overcast during the winter. But in spite of … Continue reading

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Baptism for Marcin

Saturday afternoon Marcin was baptized and confirmed as a new member of the Church. What a wonderful occasion this was! He has been taught by the Elders for several months, and his testimony has grown through those months and continues … Continue reading

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Some Holiday Fun

Our apartment Tuesday night English group meeting this week was a Christmas party. Our “students” decided to introduce us to some Polish Christmas traditions, so they brought food and other items for our meal. We started out by putting hay … Continue reading

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Ice Sculptures

As we were walking in our Stary Rynek (the main town square) a few nights ago, we had a pleasant surprise awaiting us. The square was half filled with beautiful ice sculptures with colored lights to enhance their beauty even … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All!

At this beautiful and sacred time of year, we want to wish all of you, our friends and family, a very Merry Christmas. We have snow on the ground here and frost on the trees, and it’s really quite festive. … Continue reading

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Holiday Decorating

We had a tree trimming gathering at the Branch during the week and had some wonderful visitors and investigators join us for the event. Everyone had a great time, and the tree looks beautiful in the foyer at the Branch … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Day

Last week at our English class in our apartment, Ania and Marcel showed us some of the Polish traditions for St. Andrew’s Day. One of them was to take a lighted candle and let the wax drip through the handle … Continue reading

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