Saturday, June 28, 2014

Transfer week: 0 Arrive, 2 Depart

Elders Powell and Peroni in Alcazar.

Sisters Brown and Guererro in Cartagena 2.

Elders Neira and Bassett in Chiclana.

Elders Triana and Love in Lorca.

Hermanas Robayo and Anderson, with a little help from Elder Baker in Malaga 3.

Hermanas Samuelsen and Morris and Elder Smith with a new convert in Malaga 2.

Elders Farrell, Richardson and Nunez at a baptism in Molina.

Elder  Briki and a baby something (rabbit?) in Murcia.

A happy district in Malaga:  In front are Elder Evans and Hermana Anderson, in back are Hermanas Robayo and Parilla, Elder Baker, Hermana Bangerter and Elders Miranda and Merchan.

Elders Narcizo and Caceres in Alicante.

The missionaries from Granada and Jaen.  Front: Hermanas Ashby, Muse, Clark, Kunz and Volpe.  Elders in back from left to right:  Elders Allsop, Easton, Rasmussen, Oldroyd, Rojas and Durrant.

La Mancha missionaries.  Back row:  Elders Hampel, Phipps and Tenorio.  Seated in front: Hermanas Hoffman, Flanders, Elders Powell, Enfield, Peroni, Hermana Rocha, and Hermana Coloma in front. 

Something cool in Alicante.

We sent these two warriors home this week:  Elders Neira and Tudela. 

Elders Easton and Rojas out in a field that is ready to harvest!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Miles de Bautismos Habra

Elders Schoell and Chapple in Albacete.

Elders Lindley and Ellsworth in Cartagena 2.

Elders Brewer and Favero in Utrera (Dos Hermanas Ward).

Hermanas Grant and Ancalle in Huelva.

Hermanas Samuelson and Morris in Malaga 4.

Hermanas Rindlisbacher and Brown in San Fernando 1.

Elders Chacon and England in Torrevieja.

Elder Chapple pondering during study time.

Friends and family of our newest member in Huelva.  Hermanas Ancalle and Grant in the back, and Elders Puelles and Thia in front. 

Elders Anguaya and Navarro seeking lost sheep outside of Granada.

The Seta in Sevilla.  Pictured are Elders Adamson, Enfield, Brewer, Favero, Hermanas Folsom and Blake.

Elders Proctor and Galarza in Algeciras. 

Tex-Mex Zone Leaders: Elders Metcalf and Flores.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Senior Conference

Elders Peroni, Chappel, Schoell and Powell in Albacete with a recent convert there.  They had to go to Albacete to find a font that this good man could climb into!

Elders Powell and Peroni again, this time in Alcazar de San Juan.  A recent convert baptized his mom. 

Elders Leon and Paxman in Sevilla 1.

Elders Durrant and Allsop in Jaen.

District love in Almeria.  From left to right, Elders Moran, Reynolds, Tudela, Hermanas Andrew and Becerra, Elders Sandelin, Quinn and Oliver.

The La Mancha Zone is numero uno! Left to right: Elders Scheible, Hampel, Fisher, Tenorio, Hermanas Hoffman, Flanders and Rocha, and Elders Phipps, Ericson, Gonzalez and Thomson.
We held our first official Senior Missionary Conference at the Mission Home on June 11, 2014.  Shown left to right, Elder and Sister Wiscombe (Alcazar de San Juan), Sister and President Deere, Sister and Elder Guffey (Rota Naval Base), Sisters Nielsen and Chantrill (Fuengirola), Sister and Elder Castillo (Fuen and Malaga YSA), and Sister and Elder Wilson (Alcala).
We had a little fun after the conference. Sisters Castillo, Wilson, Deere, Annie, and Sister Nielsen.  This is a museum in Malaga that has old cars AND old dresses.  Brilliant!

Don't worry--not real.  Elders Simon and Gonzalez.

From Elder Read.

This is an oldie from Elder Warburton, taken in January 2013 after a conference with Elder Teixeira in Malaga. I spy three missionaries who are still with us: Elder Briki, Elder Leon and Elder Tirrell. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Guffeys arrive

Hermanas Johnson and Cameron in Jerez.

Elders Bird and Allen in Algeciras.

Hermanas Lyons, Childers, Read and Nielson in Alicante 1.

This lovely woman was baptized by her husband in Torrevieja.  Pictured with Elders Chacon, Rodriguez, Ward and England.

Elders Medina and Rojas in Sevilla 2.

Hermanas Flanders and Rocha in Valdepenas.

We received two new missionaries recently.  Meet Elder and Sister Guffey from Layton, Utah.  They will be serving in Rota on the military base.  Welcome!

This is what always happens when someone arrives in the  mission from anywhere outside of the European Union.  We jump and wave until we catch their attention, then direct them to a different belt where they will find their luggage.  Shown here is Hermana Castillo waving and knocking, and Elder Castillo writing a message. 

Concilio, 3 June 2014

Concilio, not so serious, 3 June 2014

Hermanas Nava and Birnbaumer at Banos de Popea, near Cordoba. 

Happy Birthday to Elder Crapo, Happy Birthday to you!

A few missionaries in the San Fernando Zone on a pday with rental bikes.

El bus de Fe, with Elder Sykes, Hermanas Camacho and Hubbard, and Elder Durfey.

"Cordoba District in the 80's" wich Elders Kiffe and Warburton, and Hermanas Nava and Plummer.

Hermanas Heaton and Nielson getting ready to smash the annual goal of 600 baptisms!

Caracoles in the San Fernando Plaza.  Mmmmmm.  (just kidding--why would you eat a snail?)

Finally we end with two jokers at Concilio who showed up with tshirts with an ancient picture of President Deere and me.  We decided to make their day and re-enact the photo shoot.