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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Our new missionary's first full day of training!

It's been a wonderful day of training.
We love these new missionaries already!
We can feel their spirit and excitement to begin this marvelous work.
They stayed with us all day long and were engaged and prepared for all that we taught them.
What a delight it has been today.

Here are some highlights from our day together !
We began this morning in the mission home with a big breakfast and introductions.  I told them I was going to take a quick picture before we started our training, and they all raced to their bags, to grab their Books of Mormon for the picture.  Don't they look fabulous!!!

I began our training by introducing missionary apartments,
missionary health, their daily missionary schedule, 
and learning English.  We are encouraging every 
missionary who does not speak English
to set specific goals here in the mission to learn all 
they can while they are here and have the resources
and help to learn to speak the English language.

There is much to focus on and prepare for. 

A quick peek in on President Clayton
as he gets ready to interview these
new missionaries for the first time.  

One more picture at the mission home.

On our way to the Union Building by the Temple.

They started so wide awake, and our
40 minute drive lulled them into a 
quick nap.  Good for them!

President Clayton greeting the trainers and office staff,
who have been waiting for us to arrive.

Pizza for lunch

All the various ways to eat fruit by the roll!

We love these office Elders!
We could not do all we do without 
their help!

Ready for the training to continue

President Clayton's teaching-
The three pillars of this mission
*We teach the Doctrine of Christ 
by teaching repentance unto baptism

Elder Hutching's financial training 

The assistants training on
security, traveling to and from areas, 
answering the phone correctly,
dignified missionary behavior 
 and many, many other things.

Getting ready to meet their trainers!
Here are our fabulous trainers
ready and prepared.

And here are our new missionaries 
anxious to meet their first companions.

The wait is over!!
All is well! :)

We headed outside to take some pictures
by the Temple

looks like I'm leading the choir :)

Here is a closer look at these new companionship's

Trainer Elder Sime with Elder Vargas

Elder Gomez with trainer Elder Martinez

Elder Sevilla with trainer Elder Pacheco


Elder Shehee with trainer Elder Martinez

Trainer Elder Sanchez with Elder Ascencio

Elder Scoville with trainer Elder Powley

Final two pictures before we sent them 
on their way.

We love our missionaries!