We've just finished off another round of zone conferences. We traveled to the Canary Islands first, then we held a combined Madrid tri-zone conference at the stake center. The following week we traveled to Santiago de Compostela for the zone conference followed by the Santiago District Conference, and then a week later we drove to Leon for the last of the zone conferences in this cycle. It is always such a treat to meet with the missionaries and share principles of the gospel and experiences with them and then watch them as they teach each other.
In the Canary Islands we alternate holding zone conferences on Gran Canaria and on Tenerife. This time we went to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. (Back row) Elders Nielsen, Mills, Scott, Hanson, White and Andrews (Front row) Hnas. Tanner and Kartchner, Elders Simmons, Kunkel, Jeppson, Sanchez, Otteson and Hna. Andrews. After the conference we sat down to a delicious homemade taco lunch prepared by the Andrews.
The Leon Zone: (back) Elders Mateer, Robertson, Beatty, Bundy, Rigby, (Middle) Elders Woolsey, Araya, Gallego, Rivera and Cardoso, (Front) Elders Bermudez, Carey, McGrath and Benson. Lunch was ham and cheese sandwiches made on great Spanish baguettes.
The Cuatro Caminos Zone covers Barrio 1 and 5 in Madrid, plus Villalba and Segovia. (Front) Hermanas Jimenez, Peterson, Perez and Long (Middle) Elders Reist, Aston, Saune, Martin de la Sierra and Groves (Back) Elders Thurston, Raiano and Wilkinson. After the conference, all sixty of us went to the cafeteria in the Temple for lunch.