Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We did it!


We did it.  The goal last week was to find 888 New Investigators.  We found 897.  It was a miraculous week!  We also set a new high in two other areas:  216 investigators in church, which is an all-time record high, and 3586 people attending church across the mission, which is also an all-time high. 

One important note for parents of missionaries who are American citizens.  In order to comply with a new health-care law, American missionaries will be asked next week to enter their social security number in the missionary portal.  If your missionary does not know his/her SSN, you have two options:  1) send your missionary their social security number so they can take care of this on their own, or 2) parents may call Missionary Medical at 1-800-777-1647 or 1-801-578-5650 Monday through Friday between 9:00am to 5:00pm Mountain Standard Time to report the SSN by phone.  Please remember to address this with your missionary in your weekly correspondence on Monday.  Thank you!

Sisters Carmen and Lyons in Alicante 2 with the help of Elder Varela.

Is it just me or does it seem like we've seen this pic before?  Elders Caceres and Varela in Alicante 1.

Hermanas Noriega and Theobald in Badajoz with the first baptism there in a very long time.

Elders Bates and Farrell in Sanlucar with a baptism, also the first one in that branch for a very long time.

Elders Fisher and Landinez with an excited new member in Huelva.

Elders Johnson and Fillmore in Lorca.

Elders Larios and Datwyler in Malaga 1.

Elders Crandall and Durfey in Malaga 2.

Malaga 4 Elders with a new convert.  Elders Gonzalez, Phipps, Reid and Ellsworth.

Elders Shields and Anguaya in Murcia 1.

Elders Wilson and Simon in Cordoba.

Elders Crandall and Durfey helping these new members to look forward to the second time in white.

Football in Cordoba.

President Jimenez with Elder Pomazon.  President Jimenez is a Counselor in the Mission Presidency.  He served in our mission when it was based in Sevilla, and his mission President is the one who wrote our beloved mission hymn!

Many old beloved faces in this picture--Thanks Elder Reed!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Preparations for Finding Week

Friends and Family of the Spain Malaga Mission:  This week our mission is having a "Semana de Encontrar", or Finding Week.  Our goal is to find 888 people who have been prepared by angels and by the Holy Spirit to receive the gospel.  Please pray for us and for those we will find, and ask your missionary what their goal is for this week.  Thank you for all your love and support! 

Elders Fisher and Landinez in Huelva with the names of the Elders who started teaching him 10 YEARS ago! 

Elders Wiley and Hyatt in Elche 1.

Hermanas Camacho and Guerrero with Elder Brewer in Jerez with a new sister!

Fiesta de los Pueblos in Jaen.

Malaga 4 at a cookout in the campo.

A tense companionship inventory in Jaen with Elder Galarza and Elder Whetten. 

Cordoba Elders:  Elders Simon, Wilson, Pomazon and Read.

A picture from last week's District Conference held in Ciudad Real. Attendance was 90.

Peruvian Pride!

The Giralda Tower in Sevilla, built in the late 1100s.

The dangers of Cordoba..

Elders Ellsworth and Phipps planned for the big Week of Finding with a football coach style! 

Here's a little taste of Fall from Alpine Utah.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Zone Conference, Concilio and 1 departs

Elders Webb and Hannemann in Malaga 3.

Elders Navarro, Harman and Miller in Cartagena 2.

Elders Phipps and Ellsworth in Malaga 4.

Elders Van Leeuwen and Curtis in Sevilla 1.

Hermanas Nava and Duenas in  Sevilla 1.

Elders Caceres and Varela in Alicante 1.

This is Presidente Marmol, the Stake President of the Cartagena Stake.  Every time we have a Zone Conference in Murcia (which is 4 times per year), he makes paella for us all.  Here he and his wife are working their magic...  We love their paella and we love them.

Elder and Sister Castillo took their softball game on the road to Cartagena last week.  They had a wet but fun day!

Wet day in Cordoba, but it's not stopping Elders Read and Pomazon!

 A little messge from Hermana Clark, who is home now, and Hermana Coloma who is headed home soon. 

Murcia Zone Conference, 30 September 2014

Sevilla Zone Conference, 1 October 2014

Concilio October 2014

Concilio, October 2014

Goodbye Hermana Clark!