April 17, 2011

Madeira Training

On Madeira the trainings are always intense since we only have two days to fit it all in.  With the help of the assistants, the missionaries are able to hear and practice just what the missionaries on the continent will be involved in over the coming weeks, from zone conferences and trainings to interviews.

The miracle baptism of Carlos

All baptisms are special, but Carlos finding the church was a true miracle and it has changed his life forever!

Two years of giving their all to the Lord

Time always picks up speed toward the end of the mission and suddenly before you know it it's time to go home and start the next chapter of your life!

Nine more arrive in Porto!

Who would have guessed that the two last groups to arrive would both have 9 new missionaries for the Porto Mission?  These verdinhos are so prepared!!

A first for zone leader council

This is the first time that the zone leaders on Madeira were able to "attend" zone leader council through skype!

Another round of transfers

Every six weeks brings another round of transfers - saying so long to one companion and welcoming another.

April Conference

Conference is a highlight for the missionaries.  Words from our prophets and apostles always give us new energy for the work!

Missionary Fireside in Viseu

With all the practicing we've been doing in trainings, the missionaries put together a fireside in Viseu and let the members practice how to invite their friends to hear about the gospel.

FHE with the McConkies

Every Monday night we are so privileged to study the Book of Mormon with Elder McConkie and then Sister McConkie makes a wonderful dinner!