Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Missionaries Going Home--July 12th and 13th

We enjoy a VERY special evening with the 30 missionaries returning home.  We each share a memory from the mission and then tell what we will not miss in Spain and what we will miss the most.  We end with a very spiritual testimony meeting, and conclude by singing our mission song.  Each missionary is given a book with all of their letters to President Pace and President Dayton. Also included in the book is a beautiful picture of the Savior, a letter from the Paces and Daytons along with their contact information, the Vision of the Spain Barcelona Mission, articles to read as they travel home, goals to set, a page for them to write their testimony along with pictures of all missionaries who served during their time in Spain. The missionaries are writing their testimonies before retiring for bed.

Saying good bye to our wonderful missionaries is the hardest part of our calling.  What exceptional, valiant, faithful missionaries.  One sixth of our mission leaves this transfer!

Hermanas ready to greet their families.

The Wiseman Family come to pick up Hermana Wiseman.

Elder Gonzalez reunites with his parents.

Hermana Handy with her parents after 18 months of missionary service.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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New Missionaries Arrive--July 12th

We enjoy meeting with our wonderful new missionaries. The assistants and I do a full training with them as President Dayton interviews each and then we enjoy a delicious enchilada luncheon with salad, corn, chips and ice cream for dessert. The Morejons, office staff, and Inez help in the kitchen.

President Dayton gives a small fireside talk on the top of Montjuic. He gives these wonderful new missionaries time to reflect as they overlook the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Our hard working, inspiring office staff--Elder Bauman and Elder Sedgewick--Assistants, Elder Knadler--Mission Registrar, and Elder Anderson--Secretary.

Our luncheon with new missionaries and their trainers held on Wednesday July 13th.

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