Sunday, September 28, 2014

Baptism catch-up and 2 depart for Chile

 I am a little behind on baptism pictures, so here they all are.  Some of them are duplicates--sorry! 
Elders Briki and Tenorio in Ciudad Real with the first baptism in a really long time! 

Elders Evans and Webb in Molina.

Elders Webb and Letts in Molina.

Elders Hall, Flint and Simon in Alicante 2.

Elders Peroni and Easton in Granada.

Hermanas Herrera and Jones in Cartagena 3.

A super-baptism in Jerez with all three companionships:  Elders Smith and Allsop, Elders Brewer and Lucero, and Hermanas Camacho and Cameron.

Elders Johnson and Triana in Lorca.

Elders Gonzales and Letts in Malaga 4.

Elders Phipps and Flores in Malaga 3.

Elders Christiansen and Ellsworth in Mazarron.

Elders Ericson and Anguaya in Murcia 1.

Elders Phipps and Flores again in Malaga 4.

Elders Chacon and Medina in Torrevieja.

Elders Johnson and Triana in Lorca.

A selfie of Elders Nunez and Sanhueza who finished their missions last week and went home to Chile.  Well done Elders!

Two giant paellas made by some members in Elche.  Shown on the left is President Lovell of the MTC in Madrid, and on the right are Hermanas Rocha and Daines.

Elder Reid, Hermana Read and Hermana Reed messing with us again.  Too bad we didn't get Elder Read in this picture too!

A "dying" party--Three missionaries in the same district were finishing on the same day, so they held a little funeral.

No dying going on in Huelva!  Hermanas Morrow and Robayo and Elders Puelles and Fisher are alive and well!  

Great missionaries come in all shapes and sizes.  Shown here are Elders Gutierrez, Orr and Narcizo. 

Hermanas Guerrero, Brown, Hubbard and Andrus making a wish for 600 baptisms this year.

Elder Easton found this little guy in the baptismal font.

Elders Metcalf, Skousen, Robinson and Rodriguez.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Transfers: 25 Arrive, 16 Depart

Here's what it looks like to us when they enter the train station in Malaga.
It's wonderful to finally meet these missionaries in person!

21 missionaries arrived from the Madrid MTC on Tuesday, 17 September.

Here are some of our excited trainers just moments before they were assigned to their companions.

Elder Castillo (right), from Peru, finally received his visa and has been assigned to work in Algeciras with Elder Smith.  Welcome!

Elder Adamson will train Elder Lelegren in San Fernando 2nd Ward.

Elder Anguaya will train Elder Shields in Murcia 1st Ward.

Sister Bangerter will train Sister Steffensen in Puerto de Santa Maria.

Elder Brewer will train Elder Harris in Jerez.

Sister Crockett will train Sister Arce in Malaga 4th Ward.

Elder Curtis will train Elder Van Leeuwen in Sevilla 1st Ward.  I predict they will have fun.

Elder Durrant will train Elder Johnson in Algeciras.

Elder Farrell will train Elder Bates in Sanlucar.

Elder Flint will train Elder Weenig in Alicante 2nd Ward.
Elder Webb will train Elder Hannemann in Malaga 3rd Ward.

Elder Thia will train Elder Wheeler in Chiclana.

Elder Vergara will train Elder Mitchell in Almeria.
Elder Gonzalez will train Elder Reid in Malaga 4th Ward.

Elder Guarcax will train Elder Zech in Almeria.

Elder Harman will train Elder Stockwell in Cartagena 1st Ward.

Elder Johnson will train Elder Fillmore in Lorca.

Elder Justiniano will train Elder Fife in Motril. 

Elder Lindley will train Elder Joy in Aljarafe.

Elder Medina will train Elder Gunderson in Torrevieja.

Sister Garcia will be trained in Benidorm by Sister Miller.

Sister Nava will train Sister Duenas in Sevilla 1st Ward.

Elder Patterson will train Elder Gamble in Dos Hermanas.

Elder Richardson will train Elder Jack in Cadiz.

Sister Read will train Sister Smith in Malaga 3rd Ward.
These 16 missionaries finished their missions this week.  The sisters include our very first group of younger sisters after President Monson announced the age change in October of 2012.  Sister Moreno was the first young sister to arrive in our mission.  Elders Crapo, Walker, Warburton and Ordonez were "visa waiters" and served several months before making it to Spain.  We love these missionaries.  Good luck in the next phase! 
Sister Anderson's parents came to pick her up.


Sister Moreno's mom came from London to pick her up.

Sister Thompson's parents came from Florida.

Elder Walker's parents came from Utah.

Elder Warburton's parents, also from Utah (La Fabrica) came.