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, February 29, 2016

3 New Missionaries! February 29, 2016

It is that time again!  Time to welcome 3 new missionaries !
This is such an exciting time.  We are so thrilled and honored to meet and begin our work with each of these prepared missionaries.

Here we are this morning at the airport greeting them as they came through those important doors!

We loaded into our van, and off we went.

We came to the church by the Temple, as we
always do and stopped for a picture.

We had a bite of breakfast, and assigned each of these
three missionaries to three fabulous companionship's
for the day.  With a Book of Mormon in their hands
and a smile on their faces, they were off for their
first day in the mission.
Our full day of training and assigning them to 
their trainers will be tomorrow.
Great. Day.

Tuesday morning began with President introducing 
our new missionaries to our mission map
and telling them a little about each area.

at the church they were introduced to their
new companions and trainers.

Elder Espinosa with trainer Elder Nunez

Hermana Cordova with trainer Hermana Hernandez

Elder Dehesa with trainer Elder Alviso

  just us...

Farewell Weekend!

Well, here we are once again!

Saying goodbye to some fabulous missionaries.  Always, always hard!

 We began by attending a session at the Temple Saturday evening.  The rain
started right as we ran up the steps to take a quick picture.

With the glorious Temple behind us.

Our dinner together

Getting ready for our final testimony meeting together

Those precious certificates of completion!

A time of celebration!

Here they are!

At the airport, with the Assistants and President.
 Five came with us in the morning, 
and the others left in the afternoon.

Fabulous missionaries, all.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Our Mission Tour with Elder Pieper

We have had a wonderful 4 days!
We have been privileged to have Elder and Sister Pieper join us in touring our mission.
We have been richly blessed as Elder Pieper taught us and bore his powerful testimony.
We were sad to see it come to an end.

With our Guzman, Colima and Manzanillo Zones

With our Lomas, Union, and Independencia Zones

Lining up to shake hands with Elder Pieper after our picture

And finally with our Tepic, Santiago and Vallarta Zones

Elder Pieper called Hermana Acor to come up and
 told how they were related.  Elder Pieper's grandfather 
and Hermana Acor's grandmother were brother and sister.

Hermana Acor with Elder and Sister Pieper

 Elder Pieper is practicing with Elder Price
as the investigator 

President and I with Elder and Sister Pieper

With our Assistants

With our Mission Council

President Clayton and Elder Pieper

Interviews part 2

Today we are in Manzanillo interviewing the Manzanillo Zone
with Zone Leaders Elder Jimenez and Elder Lozano

Here is the Cihuatlan District with District Leader Elder Palilla

Manzanillo District with District Leader Elder Crofts

The Zone Leaders had this sign on the 
door as we walked in.

This is Mario Torres who helps to take of the grounds there at the church building 

Check out his machetes he was using to trim the bushes 
in the back of the church house

My training 

Today we are Santiago interviewing the Santiago Zone
There are such great missionaries serving here... We had a wonderful day together

We are in Tepic today interviewing the Tepic Zone with Elder Brough and Elder Palacios
We had a great day together.  Here are some picture.

With District Leader Elder Nix in the Fresnos District

Just us sisters

My English challenge

Zone Leader training 

A quick question 

Practicing a bit

With District Leader Elder Holmes and the Estadios District 

With Elder Haynes and the Xalisco District 

On Sunday afternoon after the Vallarta Stake Conference 
we began our interviews with the Vallarta Zone.
With Zone Leaders Elder Saldana and Elder Fuimaono 

Here is the Campestre District with District Leader Elder Price 

                                       The San Vicente District with District Leader Elder Abraham

And finally the Jardines District with District Leader Elder Salgado

The Vallarta Zone 

                                            My presentation of  teaching the 5 PMG lessons to
                                              all active members, less active members
                                               and newly baptized members.

President beginning one of his interviews 

zone training 

My training 

 Elder Fuimaono and Elder Saldana's handout 

Our Assistants heading out to do divisions with 
the Vallarta Zone Leaders