Tuesday, May 28, 2013

world war bomb shelter so much history in Austria
 Elder Spencer wanted us to look closely at the HILL he had to ride up to meet a contact they had met...he wasn't home! Another day anothe hill climb
 city street signs in town
Drinking a smoothie with promses of adding spinach to the next one!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

missionary apartment in Leoben, Austria outfitted by IKEA ( i think when I'm missing josh a trip to IKEA will do the trick ! )

He doesn't look starved :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

So, to write to Elder Spencer you can email at
write to him at:
Kirche Jesu Christi HLT
Elder Joshua Spencer
Salzlander 15/21
A-8700 Leoben

You will need to follow the blog  to know when he transfers to a different area, this address is directly to his apartment.
Elder Spencer and his trainer/companion Elder Botcherby from Springfield , Ut

The Mission home in Munich, Germany

Elder Spencer in his happy place! He found a piano with Elder Grenier

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

so here is Josh impressing us with the Mission Theme
And whatever he is saying it sounded great to us, just 7 weeks ago I think he could say " bratwurst"!
 All boys photo shoot on Mother's Day
The highlight of this day. we were all so happy to visit with Josh
He was happy, healthy and over the jet lag when we talked with him. Elder Spencer is living in a small town called Leoben, Austria and  will be spending his time on a bike, there are only 4 biking areas in his mission.The area they are serving in is a new one. He and his companion are opening this area, so it will be a busy time for them. With all the hills it will be a way for him to take off the pounds he gained at the MTC!
He is enjoying the mission so far, his companion is Elder Botcherby from Springfield Ut, he's been out a year and an awesome trainer. The branch they are serving in has  about 20 members, mostly old folks we were told. Josh is able to share his talent of piano playing and he is very excited about that.
He's eating lots of spaetzle also trying to get used to mineral water! He is thrilled to be a missionary and looking forward to many adventures as the weeks progress

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dear family of Elder Spencer-
We are delighted to tell you that Elder Spencer arrived safely in Munich this morning. He is tucked away in bed now after a long day of orientation.
We thought you might enjoy these pictures from this evening. His new companion is Elder Botcherby, and they will be serving in Bruck an der Mur, Austria.
We are thrilled that he is here and are very impressed with his preparation and enthusiasm. He will be a great missionary. Thank you for all you have done to help him become the fine young man he is today. We love him already, and we will do all we can to help him grow as a missionary and have a successful mission. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. May the Lord bless you and your family at this wonderful time of missionary service.
President and Sister Miles
Alpine German-speaking Mission
The New Arrivals!
 Brand new excited missionaries
 First area will be Bruck an der Mur, Austria
 President and Sister Miles