Sunday, May 31, 2015

Transfers: 13 Arrive, 24 Depart

Our first group of the day arrived by train from Madrid.

Here's the second group to arrive by air from the U.S. 

Sister Rodriguez will train Sister Butler in Huelva.

Sister Volpe will train Sister Gale in Valdepenas.

Sister Evelo will train Sister Viglione in Malaga 3.

Sister Steffensen will train Sister Ellsworth in Fuengirola.

Sister Morrow will train Sister Anderson in Jaen.

Sister Perez will train Sister Clark in Cartagena 3.

Elder Crandall will train Elder Rojas in Cadiz.

Elder Reseigh will train Elder Hansen in Alcoy.

Elder Quispe will train Elder Brown in Sevilla 2.

Elder Mangum will train Elder Acevedo in Malaga 1.

Elder Lindley will train Elder Pyle in Jaen.

Elder Love will train Elder Egbert in Torrevieja.
Elder Bates will train Elder Boston in Alcala de Guadaira.

Here are our 24 missionaries who finished their missions this week.  Thank you all for your sacrifices and for your service.  We love you!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Concilio and what is a "SHE"??

Elders Metcalf and Phipps with Elder Frost in Malaga 1.

Sisters Buechter and Hansen being agents to act (rather than objects to be acted upon).

Concilio, 12 May 2015

A little mingling in the back yard after Concilio.

Elder Gonzalez always has a good smile!

President Deere related missionary work to building up his law practice during Concilio, and some elders had some questions for him afterward. Future lawyers perhaps?  

One of the wonderful changes we've seen during the last 3 years is the addition of Sister Training Leaders to our Concilio.  They add so much and are a key part of the mission leadership council.  Before the Church announced the name for their position in Spanish, we felt the best translation for them would be "Hermana Entrenadoras", or Sister Trainers.  But as you can see, the abbreviation would be "HE".  We just couldn't have that for Sisters, so President Deere suggested jokingly that we should call them "Super Hermana Entrenadoras", or SHEs.  The name stuck.  Here they are--our "SHEs". 

Meet our office elders, Elders Weenig (pronounced "When-ig"), Clark and Fife.  They keep the mission running smoothly and do missionary work at night. We all depend on them daily!  

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Historic Conference

Hermanas DeMayola and Nelson in Alicante 2.

Hermanas Curtis and Meneses in Elche 1.

Elders Maldonado and Fillmore in Alicante 1.

Elders Gonzalez and Durrant in Jerez.

Elders Alomia and Mangum in Malaga 1.

Elders Adcock and Marchant in Molina.

Elders Landinez and Johnson in Molina.

Cousins!  Elders Hall and Buttars found each other.

Elders Melgarejo and Reseigh.  They didn't write it, they just found it!

Elders Evans, Shoell, Sisters Read and Miller and Elder Evans of the Dos Hermanas District.

We never thought this would happen, but last week we ALL met together for the first time in history, as far as we know.  Elders Clark, Fife and Weenig moved mountains (of missionaries) to get us all here for a wonderful conference with Elder Dyches of our Area Presidency and Elder Allen of the Missionary Department and their wives.  It was about using technology for good, being agents to act rather than objects to be acted upon, and about our leaders' vision for missionary work and technology now and in generations to come.  But it was mostly about change, repentance, and the healing arms of Jesus Christ.  We will never forget it. 
Missionary Work in the Digital Age Mission-wide Conference
Wednesday, 6 May
Seville, Spain

Great missionaries come in all shapes and sizes.  Some of our best, from left to right:  Elders Narcizo, Galarza, Prescott, Love, Ward, Sykes, Mangum, Clark and Orr.