Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Joys

Christmas parties in Wards and Branches were happening throughout the mission. Elder Ferguson and Elder Wells are enjoying giving Santa their Christmas wishes.
But first, we have baptisms, beautiful families joining the church. Elder Bennett and Elder Waite are happy in Jerez.
Hna's Frandsen, Montes de Oca and Carter are enjoying seeing the fruits of their efforts to spread the gospel throughout Spain in Cadiz.
Almeria is aglow in Christmas spirit with Elder Hamilton and Elder Adams enjoying their baptism.
Elder Ferguson and Elder Wells are also happy to spread the gospel in El Puerto.
We now jump to Elche where we find Elder Vaninetti as Papa Noel trying to grant Elder Velasco his Christmas wish.
The Lorca District is doing their best to depict the Nativity in the Christmas Zone Conference.
Now why do these Elders have their pants rolled up and their shoes don't match?
Well, Pte. Clegg got up early and just happened to put on shoes that didn't match. Oh well, we all can't be perfect all the time!
Maybe he should use these glasses to see better with! Elder Fredrickson and Elder Smith think Hna Clegg should use them once in a while. I don't know, maybe they aren't the right style for me?
Elder Marchello and Elder Giler are ready to eat. The Relief Society of the Murcia provided a wonderful Christmas lunch.
Wow, look at those deserts.
Brother Pepe Ponce and Pte. Marmol came and shared a few inspiring thoughts with the Elche Zone. We love these men and appreciate their time and efforts in the missionary work in the Elche Stake.
Great group that brought a great Christmas spirit to Elche.

One of the many beautiful places in our mission.
But nothing is more beautiful than seeing a missionary at work. Elder Waite is hard at work with Elder Bennett.
Elder Avellar and Elder Alejandre are squaring off to see who teaches their newest investigator first. Now let's get along Elders!
Going around the mission finds us back in time to welcome Hna Boseman to the New Spain Malaga Mission. We are so excited to have her come. She is the first of 14 visa waiters to finally make it here. She is so needed.
We bring her up to the office where she is peppered with instructions from the office Elders. But she is amazing and is taking it all in.
We needed to take a little time to eat. No time to go to the mission home so we bring the lunch to the office. It works.
A final picture before she is whisked off to the train and off to Sevilla to be with Hna Frandsen. Welcome to the best mission in the world.
What's this, p.j.'s and presents? It must be Christmas. Elder Solari is part of a "Chino Christmas."
Elder Brian is ecstatic about air gun bowling.
All Elder Bullen wanted was a cinnamon roll. He's easy to please.
A few munchies to open presents by.
Stress balls for Elder Niebergall. That should help on those pressure days in the office.
Oh no, say it isn't so. A whistle for the President. That's a present Hna Clegg might have to loose!
All kidding aside, we hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. All the missionaries in the New Spain Malaga Mission had a wonderful Christmas talking to their families and feeling the love of the Savior in their lives. We wish all of you now a Happy New Year as we ready ourselves to welcome in 2011.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas To All

Why would Elder Hunt be so full of smiles?
Can't you tell by the gleam in their eyes that Elder Larsen and Elder Froberg are Leading the way on this journey tonight from Lorca. They know what is happening, they are smart as can be. So stay tuned to our post and you'll see what we mean.
HO, HO, HO, from the New Spain Malaga Mission to all our families and loved one, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Elder Masterson says, "There really is a Santa Claus." On this Chrismas Eve we hope all of our families are well and safe and happy. We are happy here in Spain. We ALL miss our families but we know this is a special time in all of our lives to devote ourselves to full time service to the Lord. We are here to serve and invite ALL to Come Unto Christ.
Singing in San Fernando 1 and 2 are Elder Velasquez and Elder Langston.
Serving in Sevilla are Elder Salls and Elder Phillips.
Sweet Hna Frandsen from Sevilla 2 and Cute Hna Carter and Hna Montes de Oca from Cadiz.
Hna Boseman, our Sensational newest missionary is serving in Sevilla.
Happy Elders from Huelva are Elder Han and Elder Fagersten.
Caring missionaries are Hna Hidalgo and Hna Ramirez from Caceres.
Elder Stowell and Elder Burdette send Cheers from Cordoba.
Elder Bennett and Elder Waite send their Joy from Jerez.
Alcala sends it's greetings to All from Elder Redd and Elder Taylor.
Badajoz is Beaming with joy from Elder Stanley and Elder Donoskovic.
Elder Heywood and Elder West say Chiclana is full of the Christmas spirit.
While Elder Wells and Elder Ferguson send their Excitement from El Puerto.
Algerciras is All a buzz from Elder Ferreira and Elder Masterson.
Elder Sanchez and Elder Wardell are Making sure all is well in Malaga 1.
While Elder Christensen and Elder Goodman (with the horns) Greet us with joy from Granada. ( They also have the help of Elder Beck and Elder Stoner.)
Hna Rojas and Hna Millan are Meeting the needs of the Members in Malaga 2.
While Elder Wallace and Elder Thatcher Match the excitement in Malaga 3.
Elder Alejandre and Elder Avellar are Merry in Motril.
And Elder Hamilton and Elder Adams are seeing All white in Almeria.
Elder Niebergall and Elder Bullen are Full of the spirit in Fuengirola.
As well as Elder Solari and Elder Brian are Feeling Festive with the saints of Fuengirola.
Oh yes, and Elder Beck and Elder Stoner are Jolly in Jaen.
Hna Clegg and Elder Clegg are Cheering up the saints in Ciudad Real.
Alcasar are All Aglow with Elder Basurto and Elder Fetzer.
Hna Bescope and Hna Stolk are Creating Christmas joy in Ciudad Real. (They are the ones on each end)
Elder Wilson and Elder Moss are Vivacious in Valdepenas.
Elder LeBaron and Elder Kusseling are Making Members happy in Murcia.
Hna Guerra and Hna Cannuci are Masterful teachers in Murcia.
We couldn't be without Elder Fredrickson and Elder Smiths great Charisma in Cartegena 3.
Nor would life be so Cheerful without Elder Pratt and Elder Travis in Cartegena 1.
Ever beaming in Elche are Elder Marchello and Elder Giller.
While Elder Del Molino and Elder Birmbaumer are being Creative in Cartegena 2.
It's A-O.K. for the Bolivianos, Elder Velasco and Elder Beccerra in Alicante 1.
Hey, now where did Elder Del Molino come from. Oh yea, they were A triple in Alicante 1 for a while.
Hna Ackerman and Hna Cluff are Enlightened in Elche 2.
And of course, we wouldn't All be here without Elder Ward and Elder Vaninetti in Alicante 2.
From the beautiful streets of Andulucia
to the beautiful little senoritas! (Just couldn't resist this one.)
From the incredible places like the Alhambra in Granada
Or the Mesquita in Cordoba.
From the Bulls of Spain
to the White Hills towns.
As the sun sets in Spain tonight
we wish you all a Merry Christmas from our home to yours! With all our love, Pte. and Hna Clegg