Friday, July 19, 2013

Happy Day...all is well...

"And should they finish...before our missions over
Happy Day, All is well..."

 Elder and Sister Oliver 
 Sisters Jacobo y Perdomo
 Elder and Sister Torgerson

It is hard to feel bad when I think of the Mothers that are waiting their daughters
the children and grandchildren that are waiting their parents and grandparents.

There is a lot of rejoicing going on today.
We are grateful that we were able to enjoy the journey
with these wonderful missionaries.

They are an example of dedication and faith.  
They have listened to the call of a prophet 
have served with all their heart, might, mind and strength.

Here are some pictures of our farewells with them.
Godspeed our dear friends.

A Farewell Lunch with all the office crew...
Ajiaco, pie de limon, and jugo!

The Olivers, The Robles, The Torgersons
With Ana and Maria

Saying good-bye in the Airport!
Headed back to Honduras and El Salvador

 Headed back to the good old U.S.A

with the Office Elders
with Ramon...he has become like a brother to Elder Torgerson!

Getting up at 3am has caught up with our office crew!
The flight was delayed 4 hours so we waited, and waited, and waited...

 Happy Day...All is well!!

The Torgersons arrived home...this was a HAPPY day!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Keeping up...

August is interview month.
President Prince has 195 interviews to do...I get to visit with companions!
We try to keep up with everything else in between interviews.
We had a family night with missionaries, members and investigators...
 We stepped out of interviews to attend a couple of baptisms...pure joy!
 Pres. Prince set apart Hermana Grajales as a missionary assigned to Uruguay
he set apart Hermana Bonilla assigned to Mexico City

 We have traveled from Palmira to Cali more than once 
and we are glad to be going by car and not horse!

Trying to KEEP UP with our Missionary Leadership,
we held our Missionary Leadership Council on July 11, 2013.

Keeping up 
with our New Leaders
center: Sister Guzman (new sister leader trainer)
and New zone leaders
on left: Elders Morgan, Delgadillo, Faúndez 
 on right: Elders Lopez, Camacho, Rojas

It is almost impossible to KEEP UP with these sisters!
Sisters Fuentealba, Guzman, Medina, and Araneda

Elder Welling keeping us organized...
So the picture turns out like this!
Front seated: Elders Heredia, Inga, Rivadeneira, Calle, Eliason, Perrenoud, Montes, Morgan
Seated: Sisters Medina, Fuentealba, PRINCES, Araneda, Guzman
Front standing: Elders Welling, Cordova, Alvarado, Guerrero, Faúndez, Zambrano, Rojas, Lopez, Valdiviezo, Camacho, Quisbert, Rogche
Back standing: Elders Rodriguez, Hutchison, Aldunate, Matos, Edwards, LaBar, Dahlin, Williams, Delgadillo, Avalos, Menendez

Keeping Up with their appetites

Making Banana Splits

Keeping Up with friendships
Our Seminary and Institute Crew came to talk to our leadership...
Roberto Garcia, Mauricio Camacho, and Yan Carlos Vega,
and enjoyed a little ice cream while waiting to start!

 Keeping up with Elder Avalos...somehow he appeared at a lot of the tables!

Keeping up with training

 Our assistants at work!

Some days it is all we can do to

In this month of interviews we still have
10 out of the 15 zones to visit.

And in between we will Keep Up with whatever else goes on in the mission!

Here's hoping that the Blog KEEPS you UP to date on our comings and goings in the Cali Mission!