Friday, July 20, 2012

Dia de Diamante 1.1 and a lone new Elder

Presidente Deere and I can hardly believe how hard-working, faithful and dedicated these missionaries are.  At the Zone Leader Concilio in early July, the Zone Leaders set the goal of finding 3,000 "futures", or people who give us their name and number with the understanding that missionaries will come to visit them in their  homes.  These are cold contacts off the street.  3,000! That's more than two times the number of futures from the first Dia de Diamante!   The follow-up goals are to have 200 "fechas" or baptismal dates for August, and 70 baptisms, which would dwarf the goal of 50 baptisms in May 2012 (which they miraculously reached on the last day of May).

By the time July 13 (an extra-hot day) came to a close, they had achieved an incredible 2,726 futures.  We are humbled, inspired, grateful and in awe of our great missionaries. 

Another huge success this week:  The first baptism in 2 years in Ciudad Real.  Great job Hermanas Moreno and Brimhall!

Hermanas Torres and Leon in Almeria with a woman and her granddaughter being baptized.  What a great day!

And here is Hermana Sypherd and the other Hermana Torres with a young man in Badajoz.

Elders Walton and Dangerfield with a new sister.

Here it is--the first person to be baptized in Ciudad Real for 2 years.  What a great day for Hermanas Brimhall and Moreno, and the lucky sister!

Elder Neira and Crawford with a new convert in Cartegena 3.  He married his wife 2 weeks ago so that he could be baptized. His wife was already a member.

Elders Pearce and Biamont with a new convert

Elders Card and Jordan with a new sister

Meet Elder Butler, our newest missionary!  He's headed to serve with Elder McGarry in Elche 2.

Some American patriots!

Hermanas Gibson and Martin were excited for both Dia de Diamante and finding this sign!

Elder Dangerfield was feeling patriotic on July 4th too.

Here's Elder Anderson hanging out with Tigger in the sock section of a store on p-day...

Hermanas Torres, Deere and Brimhall. Elder Pedersen sneaks into any picture he can!

Don't know where this is, but it looks like Elders Anderson, Geest, Card, Mardones, Gomez and Barbosa are having a great p-day!

More of our happy Hermanas!  Hna. Torres, Torres, Perera, Leon and Sypherd, and Hermana Martin's cute little face squished in the middle.

We end the blog this week with Elder Jones doing some creative contacting. 

Although Elder Norton's technique looks even better, the guy down the street doesn't look impressed at all!  But we are Elder Norton!

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