Saturday, September 11, 2010
We said goodbye to another fantastic group of
missionaries - (L to R) Elders Faasee, Lee, Osorto,
Parkinson, Beck, Moya, Malouf, Edwards, Mendez,
and Miller. Thank you for making a difference in
The last day is an emotional rollercoaster -
the missionaries are sad to leave and at the same
time they are excited to head home. Too much
They found a photo booth next to our lunch stop,
AP Elder Hatch helps Elder Malouf and Elder Beck
let loose for the last time.
Bienvenidos a los Nuevos!! We are thrilled to
serve with you these next two years...
(1st row)Elder Pegram, Hnas. Lozano, Rios, Elvir,
Elder Tebbs, (2nd row) Elders Montesinos, Keplinger,
Morgan, Cruz, Durfee, Squires (last row) Elders
Johnson, Jankowski, Francis, Lydiksen, Clifton,
Milburn, Child, Pearson and West.
Our newest missionaries and their trainers ready
to head out into the field.
As of July 1st, there is a zone leaders council
at the beginning of each month. Our zone leaders
are held to a high standard and are exceptional
examples to all the missionaries in their zones.
Thank you for your service and dedication.
(Front to Back) Elders Tax, Davis, Weiler, Jimenez,
Dailey, and Moya
(L to R) Elders Malouf, Martinez, Bejar, Lindsley,
Melville and Judd
(Front to back) Elders Winter, Barber, Montoya,
Cano, Dodge, and Zapata.
Elders Jacobs and Lewis serve dinner to the
zone leaders for the last time!!
Our office secretaries orchestrate our change
process. We have a ritual - they stand in a line
with their backs to the board, as President thanks
them in advance for the great work they do for all
the missionaries in the mission. They are anxious
to see where everyone will go. (L to R) Elders
Lewis, Corbett, Jacobs, Park and Ayala. The
They see the board for the first time - Elders
Lewis and Jacobs find out which area in the mission
they will be assigned to - lots of fun!
Elder Murphy and Elder Johnson are two great
missionaries. They both left early to head to
their respective universities just a few days after
returning home. Thank you for two wonderful
years together. Much success and happiness always!
We received a visit from Michael Jensen, a former AP
in our mission. He and his Dad were traveling Guatemala.
Elder Jensen was an amazing missionary and is an
amazing young man. We loved doing changes with him -
he could always reach the top row of missionary photos!!
The Santa Lucia zone wishes President a Happy
Birthday - (L to R) Elders Pelico, Escobar, Winters,
Ixtacoy, Carlson, Diaz, Woods, President, Whitehead,
Zeigler, Clawson, Velasquez, Hutchings, Hnas. Vicen,
Robles, Rivera and Tadeo. (President has his eyes
shut - hopely making a wish!)
President, they all know it's you Birthday -
there is no escaping it!
At La Reunion one can see all three volcanoes
in our mission south of the city. In one moment
we saw, Volcan Fuego erupts...
Volcan Pacaya erupts...
and Volcan Agua looks like it is erupting
(it is dormant) The weather around volcanoes
is very interesting and unpredictable.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
These are great missionaries. It has been a
blessing to service with such fine, young men
and women. (L to R) Elders Patterson, Domgaard,
Peterson, Johnston, Hna. Brown, Elders Lloyd,
Ercanbrack, Pande and Curtis.
Our new missionaries arrived the next day, excited
and ready to go (Lto R) Hnas. Moeai, Park, Zapet,
Rubio, Ayala, Elders Udall, Crook, Taylor, Briggs,
Ogden, Richards, Ratelle, Hernandez, Wilkinson,
Petersen, Bench, Lontine, Porter, Euteneier,
Fullerton and Crittenden
Elder Wall arrived a few weeks later - Bienvenidos!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Chimaltenango zone district leaders Elders
Cesena, Lowry and Crosby lead a workshop for
their districts during interviews
Mail delivered at interviews in the capital
Elders Johnston, Hernandez, Santos, Burgos,
Pelico, Drake, Domgaard, Deering, Aguilar
Our roses among the thorns...Hnas. Ralph, Wetzel,
Brown, Earl, Robles, Garcia and Jimenez.
As of July 1st, all missions in the world have
8 new Preach My Gospel lessons...
These lessons are to improve missionary teaching
skills...practicing new skills...
We had all the leaders in our mission come to
the capital for 4 day training sessions. Comments:
We wish we had been taught these skills when
we started our mission!!
We said goodbye to our first group of elders who
came into the mission two years ago!! Time flies!
Thanks for your service and happiness always.
(L to R) Hnas. Aguilar, Poorman, Cruz, Castro,
Campos, Waldie, Buterbaugh, Elders Flores,
Sanchez, Murillo, Castillo, Adaos and Hna. Rabanales
Welcome to our new missionaries -
(L to R) Hnas. Robles, Ralph, Benavides, Garcia,
Guaranda. Elders McKell, Ralph, Flores, Otuafi,
Flores, Gutierrez, Jimenez, Martinez, Calta,
Friday, September 3, 2010
Guatemala has a new mission, Retalhuleu
Mission (pink area). Our mission supported
this creation by sending 36 missionaries to the
the new mission and the Tiquisate district.
Our mission( yellow area) changed it's area,
giving the Quiche department all the way to the
Mexican border to the Quetzaltenango mission.
(Orange area) and 7 missionaries.
Our great missionaries sent to the Quetzaltenango
and Retalhuleu Missions. Missionaries pictured
here with Pres and Hna. Lorenzano (Quetzaltenango
Mission President) and President and Hna. Baldwin.
We had a brief meeting in Solola with a lunch to follow.
It was a misty rainy departure day. All the
missionaries were excited and anxious.
We send our love with you and wish you much
success and happiness as you help create a new
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
(L to R) Elders Vallecillo, Zelaya, Ortega, Toledo,
Vilchez and Ruiz
Hnas. Brown, Wetzel and Williams, Elder Beck
Elder Hautau is his blanket - it is Guatemala's
winter right now and it is cold in the mountains
Elders hustling to catch the bus back to their area.
Elders Parkinson, Sorto, Lee, Murphey, Rosales and
Wonder what happens to all the old school buses?
They are all here in Guatemala! Missionaries
catching the bus back to their area.