Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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News Day 2! (May 16, 2018)





This morning all of the new missionaries and their future trainers came to the mission home for some final instruction. We held a session to Train the Trainers. We also had a luncheon of spiced Chicken, cooked potatoes and salad with all the new missionaries and trainers.







Afterwards, we held a final set of instructions before getting to the exciting training assignments!




Elder Bradshaw presents President Dayton with the golden envelope with the new assignments. As you can see, they were quite excited to get their new companions!






Elder Lowry will be trained by Elder Bressler in Mataró!





Elder Pain will be trained by Elder Zeeman in Lleida!


Hermana Demars is now completing her training with Hermana Orr in Barcelona!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

News Day 1 (May 15, 2018)

We are excited to welcome this pair of powerful new missionaries. We've enjoyed getting to know them and are eager to see their accomplishments.



Welcome to Elder Lowry!


Welcome to Elder Pain!

We went up to Montjuic and let the new Missionaries look out over Barcelona. 




President Dayton with Elder Dixon, the senior ayudante and Elder Doman, the new ayudante.



We are excited for these two outstanding, young missionaries!

Stay tuned to the blog for tomorrow, when these great new missionaries receive their trainers!
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Viejos Return Home!! (May 15, 2018)



We have a dinner for the 3 missionaries going home this transfer. During the meal, each missionary reported on the most meaningful experience of their mission, the thing they will miss most about Spain, and the one thing they will not miss about Spain. We then had a beautiful testimony meeting and ended by singing our mission song, "Brillan Rayos de Clemencia."







The missionaries prepare to board their planes and enjoy their last moments in Spain.






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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Hospitalet/Zaragoza Zone Conference (May 9, 2018)

This week, we had a wonderful zone conference with Hospitalet and Zaragoza. We enjoyed a leadership meeting with our zone leaders, sister training leaders, and district leaders to begin the day. President Dayton led a discussion about President Kimabal's 8 leadership principles. 

During zone conference, I gave the first presentation, Flooding Spain With the Book of Mormon. Elders Steagall and Sorensen, the zone leaders of the Zaragoza, taught about recognizing the Spirit, and Hermanas Bodden and Johnson explained the Spain Barcelona Mission Emergency Plan. Following these presentations, Elder Zeeman taught us "Lecciones en Español." Elder Walker taught a teaching trick, and President ended the morning session by teaching on the topic Creating a Powerful Missionary Team at the Local Level. The missionaries also participated in a práctica (practice session) on working with ward members.











For lunch, we enjoyed some wonderful pizza, as well as a salad for lunch, with ice cream for desert.  During lunch, the missionaries do what they call "volver e informar" (return and report). This is where they report on their baptismal goals for the last month and the current month as well as the number of baptisms they were able to see. It is an exciting and fun part of lunch.






We had a beautiful number by Elders Hale and Toruella and Hermanas Helton and Fuller.



For the afternoon session, we began with our scriptural memorization challenge and a musical number. Elders Bristol and Dixon, the assistants, gave a presentation called "It's a Thursday" (companionship unity). We then sang "Fill the World With Love. President Dayton's afternoon teaching was titled "Using Family History to Increase Success and Retention." We concluded with a video, Missionary Work and the Atonement, and then we enjoyed a very spiritual testimony meeting.
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Monday, May 7, 2018

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Concilio May 7, 2018





We had a wonderful leadership meeting with our zone leaders and sister training leaders. We had some announcements and then did "Return and Report" in each zone. President Dayton then discussed the key indicator analysis. Sister Applegate shared lessons she learned while in the mission.

I gave a presentation on Flooding Spain with the Book of Mormon. President taught "Perfect Use of the Saviors time."

For lunch, we enjoyed pulled-pork sandwiches, salad, bread, and, for dessert, exquisite cheesecake with strawberries.




For the afternoon session, Elder Elder Bristol and Elder Dixon, the assitants, taught a seminar on "Expect the Yes" They then did a workshop on extending commitments, and President concluded with a discussion on taking Spanish and English to the next level. We viewed a video and concluded with a very spiritual testimony meeting.
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Friday, May 4, 2018

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Barcelona/Badalona Zone Conference (May 4, 2018)

This week, we had a wonderful zone conference with Barcelona and Badalona. We enjoyed a leadership meeting with our zone leaders, sister training leaders, and district leaders to begin the day. President Dayton led a discussion about President Kimabal's 8 leadership principles. 

During zone conference, I gave the first presentation, Flooding Spain With the Book of Mormon. Elders Ricks and Doman, the zone leaders of the Badalona, taught about recognizing the Spirit, and Hermanas Clark and Southwick explained the Spain Barcelona Mission Emergency Plan. Following these presentations, Elder Squires taught us "Lecciones en Español." Elder Beeler taught a teaching trick, and President ended the morning session by teaching on the topic Creating a Powerful Missionary Team at the Local Level. The missionaries also participated in a práctica (practice session) on working with ward members.







For lunch, we enjoyed some wonderful pizza, as well as a salad for lunch, with ice cream for desert.  During lunch, the missionaries do what they call "volver e informar" (return and report). This is where they report on their baptismal goals for the last month and the current month as well as the number of baptisms they were able to see. It is an exciting and fun part of lunch.























We had a beautiful number by Elders Garner and Holmes.

For the afternoon session, we began with our scriptural memorization challenge and a musical number. Elders Bristol and Dixon, the assistants, gave a presentation called "It's a Thursday" (companionship unity). We then sang "Fill the World With Love. President Dayton's afternoon teaching was titled "Using Family History to Increase Success and Retention." We concluded with a video, Missionary Work and the Atonement, and then we enjoyed a very spiritual testimony meeting.
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