Monday, May 20, 2013

Elder Christofferson and his wife come to visit!!

We had such a special day with Elder Christofferson, his wife and Elder De Hoyos and his wife. It was such a treat to have them come and visit with our entire mission today. We also met with the Guadalajara East mission so we filled the building!! It was definitely a sight to remember.

Here is the ENTIRE mission in front of the temple. Elder Christofferson and his wife from the Quorum of the 12 are in the center front row. My husband and I are on one side of him and Elder De Hoyos from the First Quorum of Seventy and his wife are on the other side. The other couples are our couple missionaries.

Isn't this a beautiful group!!

Here are the missionaries waiting for the meeting to begin. Our mission is on the right and the East mission is on the left. The cute American girl is our daughter who is staying with us this week before leaving on her mission next Tuesday.

Besides the speakers, we had a beautiful musical number sung by a double quartet. Here is a picture of a few of the elders during their practice. I think Elder B was trying to "think thin" :-)

For the picture, we lined everyone up outside in order of height and then had them proceed to the steps. Here is a picture of everyone walking up to the temple to have their picture taken.
And then the filed back into the building, passing Elder Christofferson, his wife, and Elder De Hoyos and his wife, shaking all of their hands. I thought that was so nice of them to shake hands personally with over 300 missionaries (between the two missions)
And lastly, this is a fun picture. The father of the elder on the left was the bishop of the mother of the elder on the right in Colombia! However, the elder on the left and his family now live in the US and met for the first time today. Small world. :-)


  1. Que hermosa experiencia, nunca la olvidaran y espero que vivan de acuerdo a lo que han aprendido, que se grabe todo en sus corazones. Felicidades

  2. Love the picture of everyone in front of the temple! What an amazing all look wonderful.

  3. sister Wagner thanks for these beautiful pictures :D I'm Elder Patlan's mom