Sunday, September 18, 2011

We Specialize in Baptisms

The mission is realizing many blessings from exercising faith and working hard. Hna Rojas and Hna Vasquez had a wonderful baptism that united a family. This woman's husband was baptized a few months earlier, now they can plan for their future together.
Elders Avellar and Jones are experiencing many miracles in Antequera. These two wonderful men are excited to be the newest members there.
Great things keep happening in Lorca. Elder Taylor and Elder Mervai had two baptisms but one of their pictures didn't work. Send it to me again Elders.
Badajoz is all about bringing future families together. This young man who is going on a mission baptized his girlfriend just before leaving to serve.
He told Elders Nally and Manning that now he is ready to go and start his mission.
Puertollano is experiencing miracles with Elders Hatch and Seely.
What a beautiful view for a p-day in the Elche Zone.
Elders be careful! Don't get too hung up!!
The week brought Specialized Training all over the mission. We first visited Ciudad Real where we met with the wonderful LaMancha Zone. Hna's Gibson, Sturgess and Ross are glowing.
Elder Nally and Manning shared a beautiful song while we ate lunch together.
The LaMancha Zone is working to have at least 5 baptisms per month to help the mission reach our goal. They have already had 4 this month. Way to go LaMancha.
Wait a minute, what do we see on the heads of Elder Bradley and Elder Triana?
They just want to be blondes. What can we say.
On to Elche where we have some great looking and hard working Elders and Hermanas. Here are the Elders.
And here are the Hermanas
Great training!
Great fun.
Afterwards I went out with the Hermanas and who do we run into? The former Elder Vananetti who is trying to find work and live in Spain. Better go out with the Elders soon. Hermana Torres and Hermana Bascope are great Hermanas. We had a great evening.
Later that night the Elche JAS Mission Leaders, Manuel Castellon and his beautiful wife Estefania are ready to put their shoulders to the wheel along with Elder Hamilton and Elder Bailey and Presidente Clegg to move the work forward in Elche.
The next morning we were excited to be in Murcia.
Elder Pearce and Elder West are happy to be here.
Hermana Ackerman and Hermana Sypherd are looking like twins. They are happy to be finding and teaching in Cartagena.
We barely got everyone in the picture.
What's this a little GQ by the Elders? Just thought it would be fun to see a few of the cameras. We are glad to have timers aren't we!
And we couldn't forget it was Elder West's 21st Birthday. Elder Corradi thought Spong Bob was a great choice.
On to Granada where singing the mission song is the best.
Hermana Frandsen can always be counted on for great treats.
A happy Elder Wright along with his real happy trainer Elder Rencher and the always happy Hermana Perera.
Elder Brown do you know that Presidente Clegg used to be 6'4" when he started the mission?
Way to make him feel better.
Yes, we are all happy in the Granada Zone.
Well maybe a little crazy.
And now we are in the Malaga Zone. We had two young men serving mini-missions. Welcome to mission life.
There is always time for a little fun.
Look mom, Elder Jordan and Elder Hales are happy to have their own picture on the blog. They are also happy being hard working missionaries.
Elder Walton and Elder Masterson didn't know what to do for 16 days without power. Yes, you heard me right. They had a very interesting two weeks but finally the power, la luz, is back on.
We are singing the mission song all over the mission. San Fernando Zone is ready to go.
Presidente told everyone where they were going for transfers. Hmn, I wonder what will happen to Elder Lignell and his companion Elder Mockler. Elder Banbury is there to comfort all.
Come on Presidente, tell us please!
Can you find all 14 missionaries in this picture? You'll have to look closely to find Elder Marchello and a few others.
Here's a better picture of all of us. We are on fire in San Fernando. They had 36 investigators in the Stake Conference general session. Great work!
The Saturday evening sessions were a priesthood session and an adult session. Black and white were the colors of the evening. Myself and Hna Moore, temple matron along with several members of the Cadiz Stake are waiting for the Priesthood session to be finished.
We spent a very special night with Pte. and Hermana Moore, temple President and matron of the Madrid Temple and Pte. and Hermana Lopez, Cadiz Stake President and his wife. We feel honored to be with these wonderful people. Not to mention a wonderful meal of some of the best food in Andalucia. We finished the Sunday Session filled with the spirit and happy that we are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's true and we love being in the service of our Heavenly Father.

1 comment:

  1. Presidente y Hermana Clegg, is such a pleasure to see these wonderful pictures, how grateful I am that you take the time to let us all know how our boys and girls are doing, my son Elder Valenzuela, finally got his visa and left yesterday, we are so happy for him and are looking forward to see his lovely face here too.