Friday, February 9, 2018

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Meet the Galli Family





The oldest "Galligal," Rachel served a mission in southern Italy, after which she taught Italian at BYU and Indiana University, where she earned a master's degree in Italian literature and met her future husband Micah Fleming, a violinist.  Rachel later got a masters degree in elementary education at Westminster College.  After directing the orchestra at Olympus High School for many years and leading his violin studio, Micah is back at Indiana University with the family, where he is studying for a doctorate in ancient music.  Micah served a mission in Venezuela.  Aaron (6) plays the violin, piano, soccer, and loves space and Star Wars. Micah serves as elders quorum president and Rachel as Relief Society Secretary.  She teaches piano and meditation. They are looking forward to being foster parents soon. 




Brandon Graves and Laurel met at the age of 16, dated on and off, and got married 6 years later, after serving missions. Brandon served in the Paraguay Asunción mission, and Laurel served in the Alaska Anchorage mission. Both are currently studying at BYU, and will be graduating between December 2018-April 2019. Brandon is studying English and Spanish, and Laurel Art and Psychology. Brandon plans to attend Law School after graduating, and is interested in Immigration and Refugee Policy. Laurel doesn't quite know yet what she wants to do yet but it's going to be awesome. Their hobbies include playing music, backpacking, traveling the world, and rock climbing; and look forward to living in Barcelona after graduating, because hey - who wouldn't?


Hannah Galliosborn is 29 years old, has been a fine art photographer known as "inner i art" for 13 years, and is an emotional release facilitator, which is a therapy in the healing arts. She spent much of her 20s studying and photographing spiritual modalities around the world, bringing her to 20 countries and all around the United States.

In 2015 she married her high school sweetheart, Kit Galliosborn (previously Osborn) in the Salt Lake Temple. He joined the church when he was 19, before doing two years of undergraduate studies at Macalaster College in St Paul, Minnesota. He was called to the Singapore Mission, serving in Malaysia from 2008-2010. Following his mission, in 2013 he received a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Utah. Kit is an artist, and the two of them were an active part of Salt Lake's art scene before he started medical school in Washington D.C., at the George Washington University. They welcomed their son, Forest in September. They currently live in Takoma Park, Maryland. 



Andrew and Ariel live just around the corner from the Washington DC temple. They have five energetic children: Abraham (9), Benjamin (7), Evelyn (5), Susanna (2) and Magnolia (8 months). Andrew is an executive leadership coach and works at a nonprofit in DC. He is serving on the high council. Ariel runs the house, including her own set of leadership development programs with the five kids as well as a lot of design and construction to make the house a home. Ariel teaches Relief Society. Their family loves to play, making music and home-made videos together, among other antics. They strive to fill their home and lives with the best music, books and food available, with the occasional indulgence in the form of cream puffs. The engine of their family is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it propels them forward. Their favorite moments are having scripture-based conversations around the breakfast table, serving together in the Church and supporting each other in the ups and downs of life.  


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Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Family Home Evening (February 8, 2018)

We have a noche de hogar in the mission home!




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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Hospitalet/Zaragoza Zone Conference (February 6, 2018)






We enjoyed a leadership meeting with our zone leaders, sister training leaders, and district leaders to begin the day. In our morning session, I gave instruction on leading the music in 2/4 time, and then presented on "Creating a Life of Happiness". Our assistants, Elders Duersch and Bristol, presented "Breaking Down the Duece," and did a very creative song to reinforce the concepts taught. Elder Graham taught Lecciones en Español, and Hermana Orr gave us a teaching trick. President Dayton gave instruction on how to prepare an inspiring baptismal service.





For lunch, we enjoyed pizza, salad, tangerines, and ice cream for dessert.







We honor Hermana Bodden on her birthday!

For the afternoon session, we began with our scriptural memorization challenge and a musical number by Elder Steagall, Graham, Torruella, Walker, and Hermanas Stinsin, Orr, Bodden, and Fuller. Elders Dixon and Steagall teach on "Power in the Personal Parable". Hermanas Dow and Johnson taught a"Miracles Have Not Ceased," and President Dayton ended with a "Testifying, Inviting, Challenging Missionary." We viewed a beautiful video and concluded with our testimony meeting.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

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Barcelona/Badalona Zone Conference





We enjoyed a leadership meeting with our zone leaders, sister training leaders, and district leaders to begin the day. In our morning session, I gave instruction on leading the music in 2/4 time, and then presented on "Creating a Life of Happiness". Our assistants, Elders Duersch and Bristol, presented "Breaking Down the Duece," and did a very creative song to reinforce the concepts taught. Elder Jacobson taught Lecciones en Español, and Elder Cantos gave us a teaching trick. President Dayton gave instruction on how to prepare an inspiring baptismal service.






For lunch, we enjoyed pizza, salad, tangerines, and ice cream for dessert.















For the afternoon session, we began with our scriptural memorization challenge and a musical number by Elder Holmes performing Come Thou Font. Elders Bowles and Ricks taught "The Elect". Hermanas Stosich and Clark taught "Called to Be You," and President Dayton ended with a "Testifying, Inviting, Challenging Missionary." We viewed a beautiful video and concluded with our testimony meeting.


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Sunday, February 4, 2018

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Cambry Spencer and Family


Cambry Spencer and her family come to Barcelona for a week. We enjoy a meal together at the mission home.






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