Monday, November 24, 2014

The Castillos, the Redds and Elder and Sister Kearon

We had a wonderfully memorable week in the Spain Malaga Mission.  Each year we receive a visit from a member of our Area Presidency, and this week Elder Kearon visited our mission.  The first session was  held in Alicante with 110 missionaries from the Alicante, Elche, Cartagena, Murcia, Granada and La Mancha Zones.  The second session was held in Malaga with the remaining 110 missionaries from Malaga, Sevilla 1 and 2, and San Fernando Zones.    Elder Kearon thanked us over and over again for our service, and encouraged us to stretch  beyond where we are now, to decide to change and give the mission our all.  I personally am so grateful to Elder Kearon, his family and our other leaders and their families who so selflessly serve for years.  While our missionaries have sacrificed our time and money for 18-24 months, they sacrifice their freedom, time, entire career, and in the case of Elder Kearon move their families frequently, all to answer a call to serve the Lord.  

Elders Webb and Hannemann in Malaga 3.

Elder Castillo with Elders Phipps and Ellsworth in Malaga 4.

The Castillos finished their mission this week.  They have filled so many roles here, and helped so many of us it would be impossible to recount.  We love them so, and they will always be a fond memory from the mission, and dear friends always. 

President Marmol and his wife (not pictured) made paella for us at the Alicante chapel for our first conference held Wednesday, 19 November.  Pictured is Sister and President Deere, Elder Kearon and President Marmol, Stake President of the Cartagena Stake.

Our second session was held in Malaga on Thursday 20 November.  Pictured are President and Sister Deere, Sister and Elder Kearon, and Sister and President Jimenez, a counselor in the mission presidency.


A big welcome to Elder and Sister Redd, who will work and serve in Caceres.  They arrived just in time for our amazing conference with Elder and Sister Kearon, and we fear that they opened their mission on such a high note that it can only go downhill from here!  Pictured here are President Jimenez, Elders Narcizo and Webb, Sister and Elder Redd, President Deere and President Andy Nelson, Branch President of the Caceres Branch. Welcome Redds!
Elders Antezana and West with a new friend in Alcala.


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