Monday, May 26, 2014

Hoy es el Dia!

Elders Bastian and Skousen in Alicante 1.

Elders Erickson and Adams in Aljarafe.

Elders Oldroyd and Rasmussen in Granada.

The missing picture from last week:  Our new arrivals at the train station on Tuesday, 14 May. 

Concilio, May 5-6, 2014. 

I went to the dentist last week, and who did I find there?  Elders Scheible and Pascua, meeting with the dentist (who is a member), and then fixing her blinds with a dental tool. Nice!

A message from Elders Kiffe and Warburton in Cordoba.

Elder Adams getting up the courage to eat snails in Dos Hermanas.

Down the hatch!

Meet Joe and Chelsie Wiscombe in Morgan, Utah with the Wiscombe's 18th grandchild named Elle.  We remember and appreciate the great sacrifices our senior couples make to be here with us in Spain.  This is one of the most tender ones.  But we also have faith in the  assurance that while we take care of Heavenly Father's children here, He will take care of ours back  home. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Transfer week: 7 arrive, 4 depart

Hermanas Robayo and Heaton in Malaga 3.

Hermanas Hansen and Andrus in Puerto.

Hermanas Crockett and Thompson in Murcia 1.

The celebration of a wedding in connection with the baptism!

Hermana Bangerter--half Disney princess?

Elder Bivens and Elder Scheible. Looks like a high-level discussion but I'm guessing they were talking about jumping in the pool.

Hermana Roan and Hermana Lionetti looking similar during their last week together in Benidorm.
Ok, now for transfer news.  We received a great group of 7 new missionaries.  Unfortunately I can't find the picture we took of the group at the airport!  I'll keep looking!  Sorry!
Found it!  Left back:  Hermanas Perez, Meneses, Rocha, Deere, Volpe and President Deere.  Front row, Elders Chacon, Triana and Tenorio.
First, our trainers:
Hermanas Israelsen, Kunz, Hansen and Flanders.

Elders England, Love and Phipps.

Hermana Rocha and Hermana Flanders are headed to Valdepenas.

Hermana Volpe is headed to Jaen with Hermana Kunz.

Hermana Perez and Hermana Hansen are headed to Puerto de Santa Maria.

Hermana Meneses and Hermana Israelsen are headed to Sevilla 1.

Elders England and Chacon are headed to Torrevieja.

Elder Tenorio is headed to Ciudad Real with Elder Phipps.

Elder Love will train Elder Triana in Lorca.  (If you've been following this blog for a while and think he looks like the former Elder Triana, you're right!  They are brothers!)

Hermana Jarvis and Elder Pascua showing off their hard work.
And here's the group we sent home last week:  Elders Butler, Lopez, Pascua, and Hermana Jarvis.  We miss you all!  Stay in touch!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Faces

Elders Bastian and Skousen in Alicante 1.

Elders Durfey and Sandelin in Almeria.

Elders Durfey and Sandelin again!

Hermanas Fumero and Moreno in Cadiz.

Elders Ward and Evans in Cartagena 3.

Elders Berry and Bleazard and Hermanas Grant and Flake in Malaga 1.

A baptism in Sevilla 2:  Elder Ordonez, Hermanas Wooley and Cerna, and Elders Johnson, Rojas and Medina.

Two baptisms in Valdepenas, with Elder Lish and Elder Fisher.

Alicante missionaries atop the castle on a p-day.

I love, love, love this picture!  Hermanas Folsom and Blake, Elders Adamson, Brewer, Johnson, Datwyler, Ordonez and Enfield. Who wouldn't listen to these bright smiling faces?!

Concilio, May 2014

Easter Party in Malaga!

From Elder Justianiano.

Elders Erickson and Justiniano in Murcia.

This guy reminded Elder Butler so much of Elder Norton that he stopped him and took a picture.

Elder Adamson. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

A new missionary in Fuen!

Elders Skousen and Bastian in Alicante 1.

Hermanas Johnson and Nielsen in Alicante 1.

Elder Adams and Elder Crapo in Aljarafe.

Elder Hall and Elder Mangum in Jerez.

Hermanas Morris and Childers in Malaga 4.

Elders Marshall and England in Torrevieja.

Elders Sanhueza and Hyatt in Puerto Santa Maria.  The two sisters wanted to acknowledge several missionaries who have taught them!

Lots of people in Puertollano!

Elders Vera and Whetten in Sevilla 1.

Sister Nielsen finally arrived!  She comes from Oregon and will be with us for about 18 months.  She will be working in the office in Fuengirola.  Welcome!  

The couple in the middle of this photo served here (then known as the Sevilla mission) 35 years ago. Brother Payne served as a time as the Branch President of the Alicante Branch.  They were able to reconnect with some old friends last week while visiting church in Alicante.  There are two ward in Alicante now! 

Sister Nielsen and Johnson on p-day, apparently acting out some tension in their companionship...

Elder Easton and Elder Smith contacting Kings.

Poor Hermanas Camacho and Demayola!

Elder Metcalf and Elder Narcizo.  Enough said!

Elders Anguaya, Merchan, Rodriguez and Phipps somewhere in La Mancha...

Many gathered for a baptism in Puertollano.  Second from left, Elders Merchan, Phipps, Peroni, a member named Israel, President Deere, Elders Anguaya, Ellsworth and Rodriguez.