Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Transfers 10 November



We welcomed 15 new missionaries to the mission today! They came from Utah, California, Nevada, Washington, Virginia, Montana, and Finland!


















We had our traditional enchilada "Welcome to Spain" luncheon in the mission home. 


The Assistants accompanied us by singing our mission song "The Greatest Mission on the Earth's Great Face"


Elder Ibarra sang "How Great Thou Art" to bring the Spirit, and what a marvelous voice he has!


We recognize our mission cook, Carolina Puelles, for her fabulous cooking and how much she does for our missionaries. 





We took our new missionaries on a tour through the city of Barcelona and ended at the top of Montjuic. President Dayton spoke of the history of Spain and the wonderful opportunity we will have to baptize many in this area. Each missionary was given 10 minutes to refelct following his devotional. 


We have our final banquet with our missionaries who will be returning home tomorrow.  We enjoy a delicious meal, sing hymns, share favorite experiences, and conclude with a testimony meeting filled with the spirit.  These are the most special meetings we experience as we see these faithful, diligent missionaries share their sweet remembrances of their time in the Spain Barcelona mission. These seven missionaries will be greatly missed.


Saying goodbye to our obedient, hard working missionaries is always the hardest part. We took these 6 missionaries (our other hermana who went home had her parents pick her up at the mission office) to the airport Wednesday morning.






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6 comments :

  1. Dear Pres. and Sister Dayton,
    I can't tell you what your letter and seeing all the pictures meant to me! Thank you for your wonderful update on Elder Austin Miller's first day.
    love,
    Lorelle Miller
    (mother of Elder Miller)

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  2. Dear Pres &Sis. Dayton,
    The best day EVER!!! THANK YOU!! Your kind letter and pictures made my day! So glad all missionaries made it safe and sound. I know Elder Mallette is in good hands!!! J.T. is so excited to be there with you. Thank you for serving all of our missionaries. This mom is so thankful!!
    Sicerely,
    Sis. Tami Mallette
    (Elder Mallette's Mommy!!)

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  3. Dear Pres &Sis. Dayton,
    The best day EVER!!! THANK YOU!! Your kind letter and pictures made my day! So glad all missionaries made it safe and sound. I know Elder Mallette is in good hands!!! J.T. is so excited to be there with you. Thank you for serving all of our missionaries. This mom is so thankful!!
    Sicerely,
    Sis. Tami Mallette
    (Elder Mallette's Mommy!!)

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  4. Dear President and Sister Dayton,
    I was so excited to get your letter and picture with our son, Elder Downing! But I am even more excited about this wonderful blog!! Thank you so much for the thought, time and energy that you put in to keeping the families updated and included in this wonderful journey our youth are on! I know they are in your capable and caring hands and am grateful for the love you show them. In a blessing Devin received as a child, he was told he had many gaurdian angles watching over him and I believe you are two of them. Thank you.
    Sincerely,
    Juli Downing

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  5. Wonderful! Thank you for documenting their first day! I have just one criticism. Poor Elder Blake. His picture is not up there. And he hails from Montana. :)

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    1. Thank you for putting Elder Blake up there! He is having a wonderful time as a missionary and speaks very highly of President and Sister Dayton! Thank you for all you do for him and the other missionaries!

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