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Arctic circle baptism

Another blessing of visiting the Tromsø area was being able to attend the baptism of Janne Mari Hansen-Jenssens in one of the local swimming pools. It was exciting to see her enter the waters of baptism after seven years of regularly meeting with the small group of Tromsø members.

From top to bottom: Sister Miller, Sister Stocks, Janne Mari, Sister Bair and Alexander Michelsen; Elders Putt, Aland, Rumsey and Briggs taking a short cut up the hill to the pool which became a great baptismal font. On the right President and Sister Tew stand with Henrik, not yet a member, who will be attending BYU in the fall, and Tiril, also not a member quite yet, who lived in Heber City as a foreign exchange with President and Sister Jones, who now preside over a mission in Argentina.

Our Meetings on Sunday included members via Skype from Svalbard, far north of the Norwegian mainland, and a member who lives 3 1/2 hours from Tromsø. It is great to see how technology can unite Saints from distant places yet who all belong to the same small branch in North Norway.

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Aug 13, 2018

I'm not sure which comment goes to which blogpost...But in regards to the Book of Mormon musical kudos to all of you for standing outside and giving out the real thing! I am always so happy to see our reaction to a play that should be picketed and boycotted, but isn't because that is not how the Savior ever encountered opposition. Your example is inspiring...I try to be like you, I really do!


Jul 31, 2018

I love seeing the pictures! Sounds like lots of traveling, but you are doing such a great work. We love you!

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