Thursday, August 27, 2009

August Cambios . . .

Sorry that the airport picture didn`t turn out very good. It was a typical rainy day. We were hurrying so they wouldn`t get too wet and it looks like the lens was steamed a bit.

Here is our wonderful new group of missionaries. Seated with us is Hermana Aponte from Argentina. Standing l-r are: Elder Matorell one of our assistants, Elder Hunsaker from Wyoming, Elder Nikolaus from Arizona, Elder Jensen from Alaska, Elder Evans from Idaho, Elder Valentine from Utah, Elder Cook from Utah, Elder Urias from Honduras, Elder Sanford from Idaho, Elder Gonzalez from Chile, Elder Ciquero from Peru, Elder Carrizo from Chile and Elder Miner our other AP.

This was an incredible group of missionaries to lose from the mission. Every one of the Elders is either a district leader or zone leader and the sister is simply one of the most humble and dedicated sister missionaries anywhere. Seated with us is Hermana Rojas from Bolivia. Standing l-r are: Elder Matorell our assistant, Elder Ortiz from Chile, Elder Millan from Argentina, Elder Lopez from Peru, Elder Smith from Arizona, Elder Viti from Argentina, Elder Aravena from Chile, Elder Galindo from Bolivia, Elder Saade from Argentina, Elder Palmer from Washington, Elder Chavez from Peru and Elder Miner our other Assistant.

I cannot on this blog go into the details of the faithful service of each one of these missionaries. They`ve been so faithful and helpful in the work. They will be missed, but are now more prepared to continue to serve in their homes and move on with their education and families. We love them very much and pray for their continued success. I know the Lord will bless them.

We will make some changes in the office this cambio. Elder Campozano from Ecuador (left) will become the new Financero of the mission and Elder Adlard from Missouri (right) will begin training with Elder Dudley to become the new Mission Secretary.

While we were in Utah, Elder and Sister Hamilton began their service in our mission. They are from Colorado and will be here for two years. They both speak Spanish and are very familiar with the country. They have owned a summer home in Llanquihue for some time and have a great love for the Chilean people. Their son is married to the daughter of Elder and Sister Allen who finished their mission service here in June. They will be a great addition to our mission and we are so grateful for their help.


Evans Family said...
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Evans Family said...

Thank you for taking the time to do this great blog. As parents we really appreciate all you do for our missionary.
Diana Evans

Todd and Kathy Nielsen said...

President and Sister Lovell,
It is always so much fun to check your blog to see all of your updates. We are so blessed to have our sons and daughters serving in Osorno Chile, and especially to have you as their mission president. I enjoy seeing the missionaries who are returning home and the new missionaries coming in. I'm so grateful my son has had the opportunity to serve with all of your wonderful missionaries. I'm sure it is so sad to Say goodbye to them all.
I hope you are feeling well, and your family pictures are so sweet, thanks for sharing!
Kathy Nielsen

Los Hansen said...

What are those things the missionaries are wearing over their suits? Oh! Those are coats! 94 again today. We are lookg forward to the dead of winter when it will be in the low to mid-80's.

Con amor,
Los Hansen

Lorena Barahona said...

Me alegra ver que estás bien y recuperado de tu dolencia. Os quiero.