Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving Day in the Mission Home

We enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with our office staff and those who serve nearest the mission home in Barcelona.  We express gratitude for the three things we are most grateful for. We enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green peas, yams, jello and Spanish bread.  For dessert we have apple and pumpkin pie with ice cream.

Elder Maxfield and President Dayton carving the turkey.

President Dayton, Elder Jacobson and Elder Hamren are the potato peelers and turkey carvers.

Our wonderful missionaries help us decorate the Christmas Tree. 

Family Home Evening in the mission home with our investigators, recent converts, and less active members. President teaches about Joseph Smith the prophet and then we enjoy ice cream and cookies for dessert.  We feel grateful that over 40 people attend this special family home evening making it a wonderful Thanksgiving Day for us.

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Specialized Training in Zaragoza, Bilbao, and Hospitalet

We recognize Sister Johnson in celebrating her birthday during our break at specialized Conference.
President Dayton teaches about Faith and Being an Effective Teacher. I teach about the Power of One, the assistants teach about asking inspired questions.  We also enjoy a lesson in Spanish and a very special testimony meeting. 

We conclude our meeting by announcing we will all receive flu shots...a very fun part of the meeting!

Bilbao Specialized Conference.

We celebrate the birthday of Elder Barton during our break.  We sing Happy Birthday to him and give him candy bars!

We once agin end with flu shots....

Hospitalet Specialized Conference 
  We enjoy our 15 minute break with a mini Thanksgiving dinner snack--a slice of turkey, mashed potatoes and a roll. 

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

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November Baptisms/Family Home Evening/Sister Dayton's Birthday

Carolina makes a Tres Leche cake for dessert. I enjoy blowing out 62 easy feat!
The perfect way to celebrate my birthday...with wonderful missionaries!

Blowing 62 candles out....

Such special baptisms we are privileged to attend.

Church in the Islands on Sunday November 13th.

My brother and wife, Mike and Marlene HJutchings, share time with us in Spain. They speak at our Missioanry Leadership Meeting, attend Family Home Evening and travel with us to the Islands for a baptism.  We enjoy a wonderful week together. 

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Four Faithful El Faro Missionaries Return Home

Elder Kimball, Elder Bauman, Elder Day and Hermana Whittle are honored at our banquet in the missio home on Monday November 14th.

We say good bye to our consecrated missionaries on Wednesday November 16th.

Elder Day's mother comes to Spain to enjoy three days with her wonderful missionary. We pose before our transfer board in President Dayton's office.

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Trainers and new missionaries

Nine new wonderful missionaries share a day of training and lunch with our faithful trainers.

We enjoy Cafe Rio Salad for lunch with brownies and ice cream for dessert.

Companionships are FINALLY announced!!!  All missionaries head to the train, airport, and metro to begin their missionary service together.
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