Little did we know when we began our adventure with this beautiful monument that it would become such an important part of our activities as a Senior Couple here in the Netherlands. We have seen it in all seasons, with many people, and in all conditions.
Some of our favorite activities as a Groningen District have included the maintenance of the monument. Weeds and grasses grow quickly during the warm weather...even growing ON the monument itself. We have had three service projects as a District here, each with different missionaries and each in a different time of the year. In addition to the service projects, each visit we make, with whomever we bring to the monument, we do a little pulling of weeds and cleaning up.
The most recent service project is added at the top...
May 18, 2015
Co-District Leaders, Elders Yocom & Bishesar
|Top: Elders Moomey and Key|
Left to right: Elders Robbins, Yocom, Zusters Jones, Watts, Elders Shaw, Bishesar, Romig,
Zusters Romig, Romney and Kimmons
|Always a fun bike ride to the monument - 18 kilometers round trip|
|We had to include this picture...the best photo bomb ever! Elder Bishesar's "floating head"!|
Elder Moomey in front...
|Rainy fun time together...|
|Notice the "KFC"! Forty-two pieces of chicken disappeared really quickly...|
Co-District Leaders, Elders Strickwerda & Schmidt
|Top: Elders Eby and Key|
Left to right: Elders Schmidt, Strickwerda, Losee, Zusters Bush, Watts, Romney,
Hopkin and Romig, Elder Woltjen Elder Romig is the photographer.
|Working hard and still having fun!|
District Leader, Elder Rudolph
Zusters Clement, Broekzitter, Brown, Riley, Wood, Romig and Koulen
Elders Rasmussen, Lind, Rudolph, Cockbain, Romig, Thom and Bourne
|We pass three beautiful Molen's (Windmills) as we ride to the monument.|
|The weeds were waist-high when we arrived.|
|Elder Romig had a chance to "enjoy" yardwork again...|
|Everyone worked and everyone had fun...|
|And then everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch together.|