Scott and Beverly spoke at the Centro de Capacitación de Madrid (Madrid MTC) today (April 21, 2013). We enjoyed being with the large number of young missionaries currently living here, just above us in the same building. The number of missionaries has more than doubled over the past few months, with more sister missionaries arriving than elders.
Here we are with Sister McKinsey Jo Smith. We corresponded with her sister, Kelly Bunn, before Sister Smith arrived here. It was great to meet Sister Smith in the temple after she first arrived and to see her again today. What a wonderful, special missionary!
As we were giving our talks, we saw a missionary sitting on the front row with the name of Vogel. He looked just like President Eric Vogel, counselor in our home (Orem, Utah) stake presidency. As we surmised, Elder Peter Vogel is Pres. Vogel's son. What a great Elder! Here we pose together in the MTC cafeteria:
Later in the day, all the missionaries at the MTC assembled on the stairs by the temple and sang church hymns:
This view of the choir shows Elder Vogel in the upper left corner and Sister Smith in the middle of the front row:
And here are closeup shots of Elder Vogel and Sister Smith:
To view the YouTube video of these missionaries, go to LDS Madrid Missionaries Sing by the Temple
It's always wonderful to be with the young missionaries as they prepare to become ambassadors of the Lord here in Spain!