As you know, each month we hold zone leader council at the mission home. Pictured above (l-r) are: Elder Malca from Peru, Elder Hunsaker from Wyoming, Elder Andia from Argentina, Elder Coles from Utah, Elder Christensen from Arizona, Elder Walker from Idaho, Elder Cortéz from Nicaragua, Elder Navarro from Peru, Elder Diaz from Chile, Elder Hansen from Connecticut, Elder Helgesen from Utah, Elder Jefferson from Utah, Elder Araneda from Chile, Elder Gimenez from Argentina, Elder Barra from Chile, Elder Evans from Utah, Elder Razón from Chile, Elder LeBaron from Arizona, Elder Retamal from Chile, Elder Muñoz from Chile, Elder Gonzalez from Chile, Elder Riches from Utah, Elder Miner from Utah and Elder Pereira from Chile.
During January we planned to bring in the zone leaders from Coyhaique and Punta Arenas. Unfortunately, there were strikes in Punta Arenas and so they were the only ones that weren´t able to attend. Not pictured then are Elder Welling from Oregon and Elder Olmedo from Paraguay. In fact, cambios from Punta Arenas took several days to accomplish because there were blockades preventing people from getting to and from the airport. Eventually, the missionaries had to walk between the barricades and haul their bags to the airport on foot. Gratefully, there were many members that watched over them in the process. The strikes are over now, but not in time for those two zone leaders to make the conference.