Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Training meeting for our "newbies"

Sometimes when our new missionaries come to the mission, they come 1 or 2 or more at a time, and rather than have many small training meetings, we will wait and have one big training meeting. This is one of those training meetings with our newest missionaries and their companions. President says they are a really good group of missionaries.

Our little Thanksgiving Feast

What are we grateful for in Mission Mendoza? So many things it is difficult to count, the Lord has blessed us so much in so many ways. But for a few hours last Saturday, we were very grateful for a beautiful Thanksgiving turkey on our office table, thanks to President Avila who in spite of the cost, made sure we had our turkey, unfortunately only the office Elders were able to enjoy it, and that they did.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The beauty of Mendoza

Everyday we see how beautiful our Mendoza Mission is and I thought we should share some of those sights with others, so here's a few.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Our newest missionaries

These are pictures of our newest missionaries as they first stepped off the plane. We apologize for the poor quality of the some of these photos. We are happy to have them here.

President and Sister Avila with Elder Alberro, Elder Squires and Elder Larisch

Elder Squires
Elder Larisch
Elder Albarro
The Avila family on left and Elder Squires, Elder Larisch and Elder Alberro
And here they are in the office ready to go to work with their new companions.

Welcome to Mission Mendoza.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cerro de la Gloria

Elder T. Frost and Elder Tingey ran all the way up to the San Martin monument on Pday at least a 2 mile run to see this beautiful sculpture in North West Mendoza next to one of the largest parks in Mendoza which also contains the Mendoza Zoo. From this viewpoint you can look out and see the entire city of Mendoza.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A little PDay Fun!

Will Elder Lounsbury make it across the ditch??

Our Hermana's hard at work in the kitchen.

Our Elder's hard at work, waiting for the Hermana's to finish in the kitchen.

A birthday party for Sister Anderson. Sister Thatcher on her right, sister Dana on her left and Sister John in front.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Consejo Nov. 1, 2011

A few pictures from Consejo...

Study time

Some great moments.

The "Fruits of their labors".

Elder Mason, elder Roche, Hermana Anderson, Hermana Haskell

Elder Boisado and Elder Ostler

Hermanas Thatcher and Dana

Our newest missionaries

We had expected six new missionaries but because of visa problems they haven't arrived yet.  However, Sister Ponce and Elder Casas came, both of Argentina.  And our new Senior Sister Missionary, Sister Villegas came in a few days ago.  We appreciate their willingness to serve a mission.

Hermana Ponce from Northern Argentina

Elder Casas from Buenos Aires

Hermana Villegas from Buenos Aires.


Saying goodbye to our "oldies"....

Farewell dinner with the President
All our "oldies" together with our lone "Sister Garcia" in the middle

L to R:  Elder Taylor, Elder Carr, Sister Garcia and Elder Gomez saying goodbye to Mendoza city

Elder Taylor and Elder & Sister Packer saying goodbyes.