Tuesday, July 21, 2009

On to Asturias and then home to Bilbao

Leaving Santiago we went on a beautiful ride through the hills of Galicia.  This is by a little town called Mondonedo.  The picture doesn't capture all the beauty, but for us, it was breath taking.  We had to stop the car and take a picture. You can see the little areas of homes and farmland.  It reminds me a lot of the hills in England that we saw with Dave and Anne Seamons.  The greens here are so lush and rich.  And we haven't even gotten to the Picos de Europa mountains.  They are a lot like the alps, only greener and more rocky.  Well I don't know how to compare, but we will get a picture of them another day.  All we can say here is wow!
This picture was taken out the back of our hotel in Gijon.  We are now in Asturias and the homes here are so colorful and quaint.  Notice all the different colors that are shown.  We pulled in here around 9:30 p.m. and had enough light to take the picture.  
This is the wonderful Leon Zone.  Elder's Griffith and Quinn are the Zone leaders here.  They are fantastic teachers.  We did a little demonstration in all our zones to help them teach the Joseph Smith story more effectively.  Elder's Griffith and Quinn are two elders who live close to the spirit.  We actually also had the ayudantes teach after them with an emphasis on slowing down and praying for your companion.  The spirit filled the room and it was very  special for all of us in all our zones.
Well enough of the serious stuff.  We just want you all to know that the Bilbao mission is in good hands and we are all ready to go out and work.  This was a fun idea from Hermana Briggs.  She is the one holding Presidente Clegg's tie.  She is going home in a few weeks and we are really sad to have her for such a short time.  She lights up the room where ever she goes.  She works hard and she along with Hermana Rudder had two baptisms a week ago and they might have another before she goes home.  Way to go Hermana's.  Actually Hermana Goodman is also with them now and so watch out Gijon, the sisters are triple the work.  After our hugs and handshakes to say good-bye, off we went to get home to Bilbao.  A great three days packed with missionaries, testimonies and teaching.  Not a bad way to spend a few days.


  1. We love following your blog! It makes us feel as though we are a part of the Spain Bilbao mission. We truly appreciate the time, love, and effort you put into this. The fotos are fantastic.

  2. Dear Cleggs-
    This is the best. Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to do this blog. It is so great to see pictures of you guys and also your trusty travelling companion, Elder Davo Moore. I can't tell you how much I love seeing all the areas, missionaries, and my son!
    So glad to hear Pres. Clegg is doing better.

    David said you were a pom pom girl at BYU. I was a flag twirler 1971-72. I also was with a girl named Marcia Clegg who was on the squad. Any relation to your husband? It's a small world in the church.

    Pls. give David a hug from me. We miss him alot but what an incredible opportunity and experience he is having. Thanks for all your leadership and friendship you extend to him and all the missionaries.

  3. Hey mom and dad! I really like the beautiful pictures of the country. You both look great!

  4. I am lucky to have found your blog. I shared this with my fellow English speaking members of the mission! It is neat to see pictures of the area I lived in the mission there for eight years until a year ago.. when I was run out by the local Priesthood leaders.

    I know it's exciting for the members preparing for a Stake, I hope it's a great experience for you too!