Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baptisms and a skirt mystery

Hermanas Herrera and Theobald in Badajoz.

A baptism in Elche--this sister was taught by Hermanas Flake and Hendricks.

Elders Enfield and Puelles in Huelva.

Hermanas Grant, Brown and Guerrero in Malaga 1.

Elders Allsop, Mangum, Lucero and Webb in Jerez.

Two times in white!  Here's our recent convert in Huelva with her first temple recommend. 

Almeria District:  Hermanas Becerra and Roan and Elders Reynolds, Quinn, Sandelin, Guarcax, Oliver and Hyatt.

Is there something in the white handbook about this?

A sweet message (they did not paint that..) to President Deere from Caceres.  He loves you too! Hermana Camacho, Elder Sykes, Hermana Andrew and Elder Durfey.

Happy Independence Day in Peru!  Elders Reed and Rojas.

The Hermanas of San Fernando:  Hermanas Bangerter, Flanders, Perez, Thompson, Johnson, Volpe, Camacho, Cameron, Giler and Brown.

Anyone know the history on this skirt?

Hermana Rindlisbacher is wearing it now, and Hermana Johnson wore it before her, but we'd like to know who it started with??

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Transfers: 10 Arrive, 3 Depart


We received 10 new missionaries this week from the Madrid MTC and the Provo MTC.  Welcome!

Sister Giler will work in San Fernando with Sister Brown.

Hermana Robayo will train Hermana Morrow in Huelva.

Hermana Lyons will train Hermana Carmen in Alicante 2.

Hermanas Folsom and Hurtado will be in Fuengirola.

Hermana Jones is headed to Cartagena 3 with Hermana Hererra.

Hermana Merrill is headed to Cartagena 2 with Hermana Birnbaumer.

Elder Varela (straight from the US today) is headed to Alicante 1 with Elder Caceres.

Elder Cowley, also right off the plane from the U.S. will work with Elder Marchant in Malaga 2.

Elder West and Elder Clark are in love with Alcala already.

Elder Gantner and Elder Ward are assigned to Chiclana.


Concilio Dinner from last week--Sweet pork burritos always makes them happy.

Elders Lish, Gutierrez and Sister Nielsen finished their missions this week.  Thank you for your service!

Elder Lish's parents and Grandmother came to pick him up.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pre-transfer preparations

Elders Powell and Peroni in Alcazar de San Juan.

Elders Bassett and Thia in Chiclana.

Hermanas Johnson and Cameron in Jerez.

Hermanas DeMayola, Coloma and Crockett in Murcia 1.

Hermanas Brown, Grant and Guerrero in Malaga 1.

Elders Kiffe and Pomazon in Cordoba.

Elders Nyland and McConnaughey in Lorca.

 Harris (left) was baptized by his friend Zac (right) in the U.S., but his learning and conversion began in Puerto. 

Hermanas Reed and Parrilla in Elche 1.

Exchanges in Caceres!  Elders Smith, Sykes, Durfey and Bivens.

We went up to Caceres a few weeks ago for a Branch Conference, and stayed for a p-day visit to Merida with the Caceres and Badajoz missionaries. 

Planning with mustaches with Hermanas Brown, Guerrero, mini-missionary Annie Deere and Hermana Grant.

These soldiers conquered the Alicante Castle on a recent pday.

No explanation needed!

In preparation for next week's arrival of 10 new missionaries, we had "Train the Trainer" at the mission home this week.  From left to right, President Deere, Elders Caceres, Marchant, Clark and Ward, Hermanas Herrera, Brown, Birnbaumer, Lyons, Robayo and Folsom.
July 31-August 1, 2014

Concilio goofy version, August 1, 2014. Just for fun, compare President Deere's normal face with his goofy face. 

Elders Adamson and Buttars in San Fernando.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Short and Sweet

A young man in Fuengirola was baptized by his father.  Shown are Hermanas Lionetti and Folsom, and Elders Thomson and Adams.

Hermanas Rawle and Anderson in Malaga 3.

Hermana Samuelson's District came to the hospital to cheer her up! 

President Deere's brother Jason (left) performed in Boise Idaho where he met one of our soon-to-be missionaries, Hermana Knowles.  I think this is a new record for the earliest appearance on the blog of a new missionary!  Congrats Sister Knowles and we'll see you soon!

Elder Crapo displaying his cleaning skills.  Those metal scrubbies are great!

Some of our lovely hermanas in Valdepenas:  Hermana Moreno, Blake, Rocha and Wooley.