Sunday, August 18, 2013

Madrid MTC, 18 August 2013

On Sunday, August 18, we spent the day at the Madrid MTC. The MTC president, President Sitterud, asked Scott to conduct one of the two sacrament meetings because his two counselors were out of town. He also invited us to attend other meetings, have lunch at the MTC, and be the fireside speakers that night.

The day began at 9:00 am with Priesthood and Relief Society, which we enjoyed immensely. Sacrament meeting started at 10:40 and went until noon.

We then enjoyed lunch with the Sitteruds and all the young missionaries. In the evening, we spoke at the MTC fireside (held in the adjacent stake center) to around 90 missionaries.

The final activity was the weekly Sunday evening hymn singing by the missionaries on the steps leading to the temple and MTC area.

This is a video of one of the hymns, "Onward Christian Solders":

Here are photos of the missionaries. If you see your missionary here, please leave a comment below:

















Scott and Beverly with Elder Ben Adamson, our step-nephew, and his companion Elder Sorenson:

Elder Adamson with his best friend from home, Elder Dan Farrell (how nice that they were at the MTC at the same time!):

18 comments:

  1. Elder Oliver is my son. It's so nice to get some bonus pictures and videos! Thank you!

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  2. Love the videos and pictures. Would have loved to hear my daughter, Sister Carter, playing but the picture of her was great!

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    1. Nancy, Sister Scoville has spoken of her companion, Sister Carter. Perhaps it our daughters that are serving together. :)

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    2. Mark, I think so, since Sister Carter said her companion is Sister Scoville.

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  3. As my family and I were looking through the pictures we didn't see my brother elder Day. we panicked a little wondering why he wasn't there. Then we watched the video and he is the one leading. I didn't even know he knew how to lead. ;)

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  4. Elder Matthews is my son. I loved watching all of them sing in Spanish!! This is so awesome and fun for all the family to see. Thank you soo much!! Hugs to you!

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  5. We love being included in Hermana Scoville's experience through your eyes. Thank-you. We have included many of your images and videos on her blog at: http://sistermaliascoville.wordpress.com/category/contributions-from-others/.

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  6. Thanks again we love your posts so much!! Jess and Ann

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  7. Elder Harrop is my son. Thank you so much for these posts. We patiently wait :) for them each week. You are angels to us back at home as this blog lets us see and hear how much our sons and daughters are learning and growing. Love and Hugs!!

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  8. Elder Bradley Buttars is our son. It is wonderful getting to see this and all the activities he is experiencing!!! Thank you for bringing a little bit of Spain and our son to us!!!

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  9. WOW! What an uplifting way to start my Monday morning! Thank you so much for posting the pictures and video! It is wonderful to be a part of this Sunday night tradition from far away in Utah. It was also nice to hear about the time you were able to spend with these wonderful missionaries on Sunday, I bet they enjoyed hearing from you. Thanks for all you do, and letting us have a glimpse into our son's (Elder Groves) experiences there. Your blog is fantastic, we enjoy seeing the beauty of Spain.

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  10. Thank you so much for posting these pictures and videos for us back home. We have really enjoyed watching our son Elder Orr and feeling a little bit connected to him. It was a special treat to see and hear the missionaries singing in Spanish.

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  11. So grateful to see our sweet Hermana Walton singing away! Thank you for posting this for family and friends to enjoy. It is nice to see her and all of the inspiring missionaries. Thank you!

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  12. Thank you again for posting pictures and video that have our son, Elder Lopez in them. What a treasure to see our son in such an awesome place! What sweet experiences they are having.

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  13. Thank you for posting these fun images and videos. They are priceless! So fun to get to see our son Elder Gentry. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Thank you, dear friends and family of a missionary here in the Madrid MTC. Unfortunately, I was tied up last night (25 Aug 2013), and will be tied up next week (1 Sep 2013), so you won't get a YouTube video or still photos of your missionaries. I will try to post something from 8 Sept 2013, but some or all of your missionaries might be gone by then. Best wishes.

    Scott

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  15. Thank you so much for posting this video of our missionaries. Elder Hendricks has spoken often of the amazing experience it is to sing at the temple. What a great gift this post is to our family! It is so fun to share the experience with him and see him in action. Thank you, thank you!!!

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