Friday, July 13, 2012

Baptisms, Zone Conference, New Elders and a mouse

What a week!  Presidente and Hermana Deere were able to meet all the missionaries at our first Zone Conference, and then we had an outstanding group of new Elders begin their missions. We also got to meet with their trainers and are excited to see what great things come from these 6 new companionships. 

People say "you can't baptize in Europe".  Not so!  The mission had a banner week last week with 11 baptisms, and today, Friday, July 13, 2012, all the missionaries are out in their areas contacting all day long.  It is Dia de Diamante today, and as of 2pm, our amazing missionaries had 1146 "futures", or names and contact information of people who are interested in what we have to teach them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The Spain Malaga Mission is doing a miraculous work today. 


Elders Triana and Thomas with a young girl being baptized in Malaga 1

Elders Fowkes and Peterson with a new sister in Chiclana.

Elders Jackson and Woodward with a new brother in Cordoba

Hermanas Perera and Martin with a new brother in Malaga 3

Elders Bird and Hales in Alicante were all smiles when they baptized a beautiful family in Alicante.  It just doesn't get any better than this!

This photo might have been in last week, but it's worth repeating!  Elders Berrett and Cooper were so blessed to work with this family. And I don't know if there's a cuter little guy in Spain than this little guy.

Zone Conference in Seville.  In front are three of our children:  Annie (16), Justin (13) and Jackson (22)

Zone Conference in Murcia

No, Sister Brown, your son hasn't grown even taller.  We just had to use a mini podium for our Zone Conference in Murcia and couldn't resist seeing what Elder Brown would look like preaching from that podium.


6 new Elders arriving in Malaga on July 10th

One of the many duties of our fearless ayudantes.  Notice all the cameras hanging from their arms...

Here they are again, ready to find out who their first companions will be!

And here are the mighty Elders and Sisters who will teach our new Elders how to be a great missionary.

Meet Elder Gomes who will be serving with Elder Blanch in Cacares

Meet Elder Henriquez who will serve with Elder Thornley in Sevilla 2

Here's Elder Neira who will be serving with Elder Crawford in Cartegena 3

Here we have Elder Pascua with Elder Rencher, and they are headed to Alcala

 Meet Elder Rojas who will serve with Elder Hafen in Jaen

Elder Tudela will serve with Elder Peterson in Chiclana

Why is Elder Rencher brushing his teeth in the kitchen???  Because some little animal has been causing trouble in the Elder's apartment bathroom.  Because of this little animal who has been chewing up plumbing, all the Elders had to take turns using the hall bathroom upstairs, and they were very patient about the whole thing.  This little mouse or whatever it is is NOT welcome here! 

Why are you frowning Elder Triana??  We heard you and Elder Thomas had 17 investigators at church on Sunday!  SEVENTEEN.  DIEZ Y SIETE!

I'm sure this man loves these missionaries, but he probably needed an extra long medio dia after they left.

P-day adventures with Elders Triana, Mora and Long.   I'm not sure who the big one in the back is...

P-day for the Malaga missionaries at the Malaga Castle

Elder Hunt and his stinky friend at Gibraltar.  The monkey was hoping to find something good to eat in Elder Hunt's hair.

And finally, this photo that Annie took at Gibraltar.  Every mother loves her baby.  Mothers and Fathers at home, know that we love your sons and daughters too. 


1 comment:

  1. Sister Deere.

    Thanks for re doing this blog.... It is of great comfort and support to me and my family.. We are very grateful for the support you, the President and your family show our son and all the other missionaries...
    We are blessed daily because of the hard work our men our doing.
    Gospel Love
    Bill and Margarita and the rest of the Triana Roberts family
    (Parents of Elder Triana..)
    P.S Elder Triana´s younger brother left today because of the example of his elder brother for Tenerife to serve a mini mission.