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.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Farewell dinner for Elder Teichert, and several of our office Elders

This weekend we are saying goodbye to 22 missionaries!
We took an afternoon this week to express our gratitude to our fabulous Elder Teichert.  What a wonderful job he has done as our assistant.  He has been faithful, dependable and such a delight.  We have enjoyed serving so closely with him.  
We also say goodbye to several of our office Elders who are either going home, or being transferred back into the field.

The Elders serving in our office really do double duty and have been so diligent in their responsibilities. We sure do appreciate our office staff, and all they do for our mission, and for us.

Elder Sherwood has been our outstanding office financial secretary, and is returning home.
In particular, the mission financial secretary is an assignment of great trust. Elder Sherwood has been exemplary in his organization and management of our sacred mission funds. 

Elder Bravo works with visas, airline tickets, cell phones and ensures that the English test is administered as Latin missionaries finish their mission and return home.  Elder Bravo is leaving the office and will be going back out to serve in the field for a few months before he goes home.  

We welcome Elder Manriquez as our new assistant working with Elder Kotter.
The Vazquez brothers, as we call them, are doing such a wonderful job in the office!
Elder Vazquez #1 works with housing, our missionary mail, and keeps updated with all the furnishings and equipment for our missionary apartments.
Elder Vazquez  #2  orders all of our materials, redirects our referrals.  He also stays on top of our certificates, our letters to parents and keeps our book room organized. :)

Elder Bravo has been training Elder Virgen to replace him in the office.
Elder Sherwood has been training Elder Hyde as financial secretary.
We appreciate all these Elders do for us!!! (did I already say that?? We can't say it enough! )

President Clayton and our three assistants during our transfer meeting on Monday July 4th.

After our office staff meeting.
from left to right front row, Elder Sherwood, Elder Vazquez, 
Elder Bravo, Elder Hyde, Elder Vazquez and President Clayton
Back row, Elder Virgen, Elder Teichert, Elder Kotter, Elder Manriquez

After our staff meeting, we went to Johnny Rockets for 
a goodbye lunch.