I am grateful for the blessing of technology that allows us to keep in touch with our friends and loved ones. I want to thank everyone who continues to stay in contact with us as we are so far away. We feel your love and support.
This week we have been busy getting ready for our upcoming transfer when we will have 43 new missionaries joining us. I have that many packets, permission letters, and personal surveys to prepare. Elder Larsen has to find several new apartments, so we are busy in the office.
After our office meeting on Wednesday, I went with Hermana Pack to get things for the zone conference the next day. Because we were buying several things, we decided to park in the underground parking garage. It was the first time either one of us had been in it. We were certainly surprised to find parking for only about 20 cars and barely enough space to turn around in. Hermana Pack's car is larger than the average car in Spain, and we were happy, happy to pull straight into this prime parking space. We have learned to appreciate the little things!
On Thursday, we had Zone Conference. The spirit is always strong when we have these missionaries together. They are a powerful force for good. I also enjoyed hearing "Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy," sung by these great elders.
And we were able to visit a little during our lunch break.
Elder Nash and Elder McAllister
Hermanas Pack, Shaw, Rojas, Quintana, West
Hermanas Olsen and Figueiredo
Elder Schwenke and Elder Ruiz
The Bakes and the Schwartz
Saturday morning, Hermana Pack wanted me to go with her to her hair appointment, so that I could translate. I guess my Spanish has improved! As it turned out, we did not have the correct address of the salon. I talked to them on the phone, got the address and verified her appointment, all in Spanish! She was a good sport to allow pictures of the process. But I forgot to get a picture of the lovely finished product!
This Bronco Mendenhall did not look like ........
...this Bronco Mendenhall.
It was fun to see him get so excited!
Our men got excited too!