Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We did it!

We did it.  The goal last week was to find 888 New Investigators.  We found 897.  It was a miraculous week!  We also set a new high in two other areas:  216 investigators in church, which is an all-time record high, and 3586 people attending church across the mission, which is also an all-time high. 

One important note for parents of missionaries who are American citizens.  In order to comply with a new health-care law, Americans will be asked next week to enter their social security number in the missionary portal.  Please send your missionary their social security number so they can take care of this next Monday.  Thank you!

Sisters Carmen and Lyons in Alicante 2 with the help of Elder Varela.

Is it just me or does it seem like we've seen this pic before?  Elders Caceres and Varela in Alicante 1.

Hermanas Noriega and Theobald in Badajoz with the first baptism there in a very long time.

Elders Bates and Farrell in Sanlucar with a baptism, also the first one in that branch for a very long time.

Elders Fisher and Landinez with an excited new member in Huelva.

Elders Johnson and Fillmore in Lorca.

Elders Larios and Datwyler in Malaga 1.

Elders Crandall and Durfey in Malaga 2.

Malaga 4 Elders with a new convert.  Elders Gonzalez, Phipps, Reid and Ellsworth.

Elders Shields and Anguaya in Murcia 1.

Elders Wilson and Simon in Cordoba.

Elders Crandall and Durfey helping these new members to look forward to the second time in white.

Football in Cordoba.

President Jimenez with Elder Pomazon.  President Jimenez is a Counselor in the Mission Presidency.  He served in our mission when it was based in Sevilla, and his mission President is the one who wrote our beloved mission hymn!

Many old beloved faces in this picture--Thanks Elder Reed!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Preparations for Finding Week

Friends and Family of the Spain Malaga Mission:  This week our mission is having a "Semana de Encontrar", or Finding Week.  Our goal is to find 888 people who have been prepared by angels and by the Holy Spirit to receive the gospel.  Please pray for us and for those we will find, and ask your missionary what their goal is for this week.  Thank you for all your love and support! 

Elders Fisher and Landinez in Huelva with the names of the Elders who started teaching him 10 YEARS ago! 

Elders Wiley and Hyatt in Elche 1.

Hermanas Camacho and Guerrero with Elder Brewer in Jerez with a new sister!

Fiesta de los Pueblos in Jaen.

Malaga 4 at a cookout in the campo.

A tense companionship inventory in Jaen with Elder Galarza and Elder Whetten. 

Cordoba Elders:  Elders Simon, Wilson, Pomazon and Read.

A picture from last week's District Conference held in Ciudad Real. Attendance was 90.

Peruvian Pride!

The Giralda Tower in Sevilla, built in the late 1100s.

The dangers of Cordoba..

Elders Ellsworth and Phipps planned for the big Week of Finding with a football coach style! 

Here's a little taste of Fall from Alpine Utah.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Zone Conference, Concilio and 1 departs

Elders Webb and Hannemann in Malaga 3.

Elders Navarro, Harman and Miller in Cartagena 2.

Elders Phipps and Ellsworth in Malaga 4.

Elders Van Leeuwen and Curtis in Sevilla 1.

Hermanas Nava and Duenas in  Sevilla 1.

Elders Caceres and Varela in Alicante 1.

This is Presidente Marmol, the Stake President of the Cartagena Stake.  Every time we have a Zone Conference in Murcia (which is 4 times per year), he makes paella for us all.  Here he and his wife are working their magic...  We love their paella and we love them.

Elder and Sister Castillo took their softball game on the road to Cartagena last week.  They had a wet but fun day!

Wet day in Cordoba, but it's not stopping Elders Read and Pomazon!

 A little messge from Hermana Clark, who is home now, and Hermana Coloma who is headed home soon. 

Murcia Zone Conference, 30 September 2014

Sevilla Zone Conference, 1 October 2014

Concilio October 2014

Concilio, October 2014

Goodbye Hermana Clark!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Baptism catch-up and 2 depart for Chile

 I am a little behind on baptism pictures, so here they all are.  Some of them are duplicates--sorry! 
Elders Briki and Tenorio in Ciudad Real with the first baptism in a really long time! 

Elders Evans and Webb in Molina.

Elders Webb and Letts in Molina.

Elders Hall, Flint and Simon in Alicante 2.

Elders Peroni and Easton in Granada.

Hermanas Herrera and Jones in Cartagena 3.

A super-baptism in Jerez with all three companionships:  Elders Smith and Allsop, Elders Brewer and Lucero, and Hermanas Camacho and Cameron.

Elders Johnson and Triana in Lorca.

Elders Gonzales and Letts in Malaga 4.

Elders Phipps and Flores in Malaga 3.

Elders Christiansen and Ellsworth in Mazarron.

Elders Ericson and Anguaya in Murcia 1.

Elders Phipps and Flores again in Malaga 4.

Elders Chacon and Medina in Torrevieja.

Elders Johnson and Triana in Lorca.

A selfie of Elders Nunez and Sanhueza who finished their missions last week and went home to Chile.  Well done Elders!

Two giant paellas made by some members in Elche.  Shown on the left is President Lovell of the MTC in Madrid, and on the right are Hermanas Rocha and Daines.

Elder Reid, Hermana Read and Hermana Reed messing with us again.  Too bad we didn't get Elder Read in this picture too!

A "dying" party--Three missionaries in the same district were finishing on the same day, so they held a little funeral.

No dying going on in Huelva!  Hermanas Morrow and Robayo and Elders Puelles and Fisher are alive and well!  

Great missionaries come in all shapes and sizes.  Shown here are Elders Gutierrez, Orr and Narcizo. 

Hermanas Guerrero, Brown, Hubbard and Andrus making a wish for 600 baptisms this year.

Elder Easton found this little guy in the baptismal font.

Elders Metcalf, Skousen, Robinson and Rodriguez.