Dear Friends and Family;
Our best weather this summer has been in September and early October. We will take it when we can get it. It is getting in the lower 30's at night, but the days are still in the high 50's. We have had a fund few weeks with our YSA, missionaries and members. We had a great overnight trip to Bjerge's cabin in late September with the YSA. They are so kind to us. We really enjoyed General Conference. We have to get a little creative to watch it with the time differences. We are definitely lead by Prophets and Apostles. It seems like in each conference we are all asked to just do a little better and be a little kinder. Laurie's Mom is failing. Laurie flew to Utah on October 8th to be with her. The family has some decisions to make. We pray for Grandma Greenwood, that she will be comforted. She is a wonderful lady. It has been a little lonely without my companion. She will be back on the 20th. The members have been kind to have me over while she is gone. We had a great Zone Conference. This will be our last here in Stavanger. They have moved the zone leaders to Bergen. We have enjoyed feeding the missionaries at the conferences. We had a wonderful baptism on October 7th. I was able to baptize Sister Linda Akem. She is the lady we have been helping to teach, with the sisters, for over a year. She has the darling triplets. Sister Gormley is especially close to her. I had a special day yesterday. I was able to confirm Linda a member of the church. I was then able to ordain Philip Evanger a Priest in the Aaronic Priesthood. He was baptized about a year ago. He is a wonderful man that is growing in the gospel with his family. I was then able to ordain Sigurd Siglevik an Elder. Sigurd is one of our YSA leaders and has done so well in the gospel. I have never seen the gospel change a person as much as Sigurd. Yesterday was a wonderful day. Last evening we were able to be with Elder Ballard in a broadcast from Germany. He is amazing for his age. He said that now is the time for the members in Europe to help the missionaries. He said they can't do it without you. We sure appreciate your thoughts and prayers in our behalf. We love serving in Norway. The Lord has truly blessed us. We hope that all is well with you and your families.
Love, The Gormley's
Playing Kub with Brother Bjerge and the YSA
Brother Bjerge took us all for a ride on his boat
While we were sight seeing on the boat we hit a huge rock and took the drive off of the motor. This is us being towed back. This is the Bjerge's dog Nemi supervising.
At the Bjerge's cabin on Bjergøy with (LtoR) Johannes, Linn, Leo, Sister Gormley, Ole and Sigurd
Volley ball with the YSA. Linn and Gabriel
Ole getting serious about volleyball
Dinner with the missionaries to watch a session of conference at our apartment. (LtoR) Eler Welch, Braunberger, Torgerson, Pritchett, Sister Sorensen, Earl, Horrocks and Morris
(LtoR) Elder Braunberger,Welch, Louie, Torgerson, Pritchett and Gormley
Sister Linda Akem at her baptism 10/7/17
At Linda' Akems Baptism. (LtoR top Sister Lundegård, Mead,Sorensen, Morris, Linda, Gormley
Elder Torgerson, Gormley, Braunberger and Pritchett. (LtoR bottom) Øyvind, Michael, Bishop, Sam and Dalin Mead and Louie
Family Night Oct 9th at Emmaus Beach park in Stavanger
Anne & Jørgen Lundegård and Trine Steffensen singing by the fire
New Missionary. Elder Welch (R) with his new companion Elder Garlick from College Station, TX
New Missionary. Elder Braunberger (L) with his new Companion Elder Sperry from Provo, UT
Vestlandet Zone Conference 9/19/17
Front (LtoR) Gormley's, Hill's, Brown's(Trondheim) and Jensen's (Bergen)
Cute grand daughters Ella (Elise) and Sophie (Kari) playing in the corn.
Wesley (Cammy) Playing football this year. Good job Wes.