Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 2013

 Christmas Musical Devotional
(over 500 attended!)
practicing ... (Los Peces en El Rio)

lined up and ready to go!
The wonderful Sullivans - they organized and "pulled off" the
Christmas Musical Devotional
An especially beautiful night at Temple Square
District meeting B3/B9
Mission Leader Council
Ayudantes with birthdays a day apart
Hermana Caballero serving dessert - talent!
Alcobendas Baptism Elders Shumway, Blanchard, Anderson
Sad to lose Hermana Tranchina - she got her Visa to SLC mission
 Los Lopez - wonderful couple helping with Pisos - they are invaluable.

Alcobendas baptism

Hermana Gaiona - a JAS from Oviedo, served here while waiting for her Visa to Mexico. 
Sad to see her go!
Los Tres Presidentes de las Estacas en Madrid: Presidente Gomez, 
Presidente Corberán, Presidente Martins. At the mission home for a little dessert get-together.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Visiting the Island of La Palma & Opening Fuerteventura

This is the Branch and Group of La Palma combined. Not too many members on the island!
Relief Society tablecloth - a square for every sister.

Ward Mission Leader and Assistant (recently returned missionary 
from Malaga mission, Elder Triana) in Fuerteventura

Friday, November 29, 2013

Canary Islands Zone Conference

Hermanas Smith, Cassinat, Judy, Fowers, Phillips, Nydeggar, Money, Schaumann
Devotional watching 17 Miracles

Los Buhler - amazing people!
Hermanas Cassinat, Smith, Fowers, Schaumann, Money, Nydeggar, Judy, Phillips
(note photobomber behind window!)
Lanzarote Elders Hally, Anderson, Hendricks
Los Cristianos Missionaries!
Hermanas Phillips, Nydeggar Elders Willoughby, Lopez,
Gutierrez, Harrop
Love these missionaries!
Always lots of food!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Baptisms and Odds and Ends ...

Hermanas Snelson and Scheu with their convert
Elder Bird getting ready to play Santa!
Elders Ward and Alvarez baptism
On the way home from Cuenca ...

Casas colgadas - the hanging houses of Cuenca

This cracks me up, every time - so Spanish. This may be my best picture of one of these to date.

Zone Conference, Santiago Zone

Preparation Day Activity - Torre de Hercules 
Oldest working lighthouse in the world, built by Romans!

Wonderful Santiago Zone missionaries!
Hermanas Rica, Frost, Shill, Hansen

Elders Pluim, Hansen, Merriman, Argyle, Cahoon
Preparation Day
Beautiful A Coruña!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Madrid Zone Conferences

President Jackson talking about the gifts of the Atonement
Beautiful musical number by Hermanas King and Seastrand
Ayudantes Pluim and Argyle

The wonderful Sullivans, always serving with a smile and Elder Gillam, getting a little trim
Lots and lots of pizza!