The purpose of this blog is to highlight the beautiful city of Guadalajara; the faithful members, the valiant missionaries who serve here, as well as the people, culture, and food.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Guzman District Conference

Watching women's conference with these cute sisters

President Clayton with the Guzman District Presidency

The Guzman District Conference

President had 16 interviews after the conference. 
They were so anxious to talk with him, they visited and 
enjoyed each other's company and  had such a great time as they waited. 

just cute..

President Torres' family invited me to 
have Sunday lunch with them

it was wonderful !

Zone Conferences

We are in the middle of our Zone Conferences!
Here are a few pictures from the ones we have completed so far

Union Zone

President thanking Elder McGregor for all he does in his 
assignment as financial secretary for our mission. It is quite a
 heavy responsibility and we are so grateful for him

puzzle game
racing to put together simple puzzles containing quotes on prayer,
and then finding a scripture, scripture story, or sharing a 
personal experience supporting their quote

Manzanillo Zone

feet, feet, feet... how beautiful upon the mountain they are 

A big thank you to the sweethearts who prepared and 
served our lunch each of these days
muchas gracias

Colima Zone
(I forgot to take pictures of the puzzle game this day.. sorry)

Ciudad Guzman Zone

(with each zone, we got more creative with our pictures...)

to be continued....

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Santiago Branch Conference

We enjoyed a wonderful Santiago Branch Conference here in Manzanillo.
Most of these youth had sang in a combined choir during Sacrament meeting. I was impressed with them and thought I would like to get to know them better, so during their Sunday School class, I went in with the youth and talked with them.
They started out so quiet and as we talked together, I learned that they go to over 10 different schools.
They come from different kinds of family life, and they all have varied interests and talents. Some had parents who were members and active, some were there alone and are the only members in their family.  Several were living with a grandma.  I was surprised at how different they all were.
We talked about how sometimes our differences can serve to strengthen us, especially if
we have the most important things in common. Their believe in our Savior Jesus Christ and in His restored gospel linked and connected them together as youth in the Santiago Branch, so it was OK that all the other things were  different and unique.
It was like pulling teeth getting these kids to come and take a quick picture..

Here they are.. the youth of the Santiago Branch 

Then, I popped into the Primary for a few minutes.. what darling, sweet children.

I couldn't resist.  These two twins are President Reyes's little girls.
I was telling them that we have twins too, but ours are older and 
are a boy and a girl.. these two are darling.

a view of the ocean at dusk

President Clayton reading letters