Saturday, January 25, 2014

District Leader Training and 3 leave for Mexico

Hermanas Anderson and Brown in Jerez.

Hermanas Anderson and Brown again!

Elders Tudela and Bivens, and Hermanas Cameron and Stark in Malaga 4.

I'm guessing this was transfer week--Elders Anguaya, Buttars, Pardo and Merchan.

District Leader Training, January 2014.  This is the left half of the crowd.

District Leader Training, January 2014.  The right side of the crowd.  A few lucky people get to see their missionary twice.

Our son Justin GROWS in his spare time.  You can't see it very well but the bubble is slightly tipped toward me.  But I won't be taller than him for long.

We said goodbye to two great sisters who were here awaiting their visas to go the MTC in Mexico.  Hermanas Vazquez (from Malaga, served in Sevilla) and Hermana Corral (from Cartagena, served in Malaga 3).  Lucky Mexico.

Malaga p-day.

Some super sisters from the Alicante Zone.

Hermanas Reed and Clark waiting for mail at the Fuengirola post office.

Elder Salmeron finished his mission and is back in Mexico.  We will miss him!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Baptisms and a breakup

Elder Smith and Elder Evans in Cartagena 3.

A baptism in Crevillente.  Elders Favero, Lindley, Guttierez, Rojas and Pascua.

Elders Pomazon and Mambo in Cartagena 1.

Hermana Brown, Elder Skousen and Elder Rojas in Alicante 1 with a new member.

After 7 months of being together since day one of the mission, Elder Shoell and Hampel were split up.

Hermana Morris On New Years Eve with some friends in Cartagena.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Eight missionaries arrive, one leaves

Elders Richardson, Simon and Crespo in Aljarafe.

Elder Buttars and Elder Anguaya in Sevilla 1.

Elders Whetten and Melgarejo in Lorca.


Elders Puelles and Easton in Fuengirola.

Elders Peroni and Bleazard in  Motril.

Elders Adamson and Johnson in Murcia 1. 

Happy New Year in Cordoba:  Elders Guarcax and Alomia, and Hermanas Greenwood and Hendricks.

Elder Norton wondering:  is it a clinic of delicious pie or a clinic for delicate feet? 

Here's a sneak peak at our 8 new missionaries who arrived this week.  Here they are on a corner downtown in Fuengirola with Elder Castillo, getting ready to visit the police station.
And here's a sneak peak at our trainers:  Hermanas Grant, Folsom, Childers, Camacho, Blake and Crockett, and Elders Larios, Reynolds and Farrell.

Elder Farrell (left) will train Elder Nyland in Alicante 2, San Vicente.

Elder Marshall is headed to Torrevieja with Elder Larios.

Hermana Samuelson will be trained by Hermana Grant in Cartagena 1.

Hermana Plummer will be trained by Hermana Blake in San Fernando 1.

Hermana Andrus with Hermanas Folsom and Childers, headed to Puerto Santa Maria.

Elder Dean will be trained by Elder Reynolds in Chiclana.

Hermana Miller and Hermana Crockett will be working in Almeria.

Hermana Demayola is going with Hermana Camacho to Jaen.

Elder Mora finished his mission this week, and here he is at the finish line.  Goodbye Elder Mora!
Elder Aviles says, "Elder Read no es el verdadero, soy yo!!!"
Elders Read, Nunez, Miller and Metcalf and I enjoying a DATE on a mission.   (only funny in English--sorry!)

Finally, here is Hermana Reed with 12 grapes in her mouth.  In Spain, we start the new year with the local tradition of putting a grape into your mouth each second for 12 seconds in a row.  It's harder than you think.  I think I see Elders Puelles and Easton in the background celebrating with a hug.  Feliz ano a todos!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Christmas Zone Conferences and one less Hermana

Elders Evans, Thia, Smith and Olsen in Cartagena with a family of four getting baptized.  It was a White Christmas!!

Hermanas Johns and Brown in Jerez.

Elders Ordonez, Adams, Baker, Peters and Allen on the left, and Hermanas Cerna and Walton and Elders Milius and Berry on the right with a baptism in Murcia.

Hermanas Vazquez, Anderson and Fumero in Sevilla 1.

Elders Merchan and Pardo in Sevilla 1.

Murcia Zone Conference, January 3, 2014

Murcia Zone Conference, January 3, 2014

Sevilla Zone Conference, January 1, 2014

Sevilla Zone Conference, January 1, 2014

Sevilla Zone Conference, January 1, 2014

Sevilla Zone Conference, January 1, 2014.  Elder Norton?

Elders Metcalf and Read bundled up for studies...

Looks like a gift exchange in the Molina Zone.

Cartagena p-day.  From left to right, Elders Mambo, Schoell, Hampel, Tirrell, and I don't know the guy in the light jacket.  Hermanas Nava, Theobald, Morris, Poulton, Flake and Grant.

I saw Elder Buttars reading this sweet note from a little cousin and had to take a picture of it.  Thanks for the support from home everyone!  Each little thing they get means so much!

It's time you all know.  Elder Read has a secret.

Hermana Johns finished her mission this week.  Best wishes Hermana Johns!

We enjoyed a great visit with Hermana Hodson and her family.

Merry Christmas everyone from the Spain Malaga Mission (and Elder Ordonez).