Thursday, July 21, 2011

From 6:00 PM -10:00 PM Dad and I will go with the Elders to visit families and find new people to teach.
Here we are working the area that has individual homes. 
Students show their protest in schools by taking their desks and hanging them on the fence.
Some students came to the fence to tell us about their protest.  The Elders shared church material and invited them to church.
Friday night is pizza night for the office Elders. 
Dad and I ate the entire pizza.
We met a Primary group and two investigators for a Temple Tour.
We invited many people in the community to come see "Los Testamentos."
We had some  left over refreshments.
Sunday we met our Bishop.
We were invited to join the Elders for lunch up on the hill.
It was a "High Adventure" all the way to lunch.
There was a series of stairs we negotiated most of the way.
The family had prepared their very best for our lunch.  They reminded me of my mother, and how she would prepare for company when when she was younger.
At the end of lunch we offered to return with a family home evening lesson and dessert for the family in the near future.
We enjoyed the view on the way down.
We finally reached the bottom.  That was a great lunch!  It was worth the climb.  The family joined the Church 21 years ago.  A very strong family.  Their son is the Elders Q-President. 
On Monday, we were all preparing to meet with our Mission President.  This Elder polished many shoes that morning.  He loves to serve others.  He is able to communicate the love of our Savior with people we contact in the community and people we teach.
These Missionaries and many more helped a family whose home burned down.
We went to deliver mail to the different zones with the office Elders so we could meet the missionaries in our Mission.  Dad delivered a spiritual message to each group.  We met a sister missionary who is related to people we know in the U.S. . 
Dad discovered  a soccer goal right under the basket ball goal.  This is a great way to make good use of limited space.
It was getting late so we offered to buy lunch for the Elders.  The Elders had not tasted a McDonald's hamburger since they left home so they stopped

Monday, July 18, 2011

It was getting late so we offered to buy lunch for the Elders.  It was the first time they were tasting a McDonalds hamburger and fries since they left home.
This picture was taken by the mission office.  Notice how much this bike can carry.
This picture was taken from our window from the 9th floor.   On the left is a school, on the right there is another apartment building.  In the lower part you can see the mission van.

We buy milk in small boxes. 
This picture was taken near our apartment.
On "Preparation Day" we celebrated Christmas in July.  It is so cold, and the mountains are covered with snow.  The Elders have had their small Christmas tree in the office all month.  We decided to have a nice Christmas dinner for our hard working Elders and AP's.  We prepared the dinner in the Mission Home. Sister Taylor and I went to the Mission Home early.  Elder Taylor, Dad and the Elders arravied later.  Dad took the Small Christmas tree to the Mission Home. 
The Elders sang many of their favorite Christmas Carols before entering the Mission Home.
Brother Taylor and Dad setting out the stockings for the Elders.
Dad took care of carving the turkey.
Our Mission President, his wife the Taylors, and the Elders continued to sing Christmas Carols while Dad finished carving the big bird.
After the blessing on the food, we were all ready to eat.
This was a memorable event.  We all enjoyed sharing our favorite Christmas tradition.
Sister Taylor baked a cherry pie, a pumpking pie, and an apple pie.  The pie were sooooo delicious.

We had a tour of the Mission Home.  This home was the first building purchased by the Church 50 years. ago.  It was the mission home, the mission office, etc. etc.

Mom and Dad ready for our 20 minute walk to church.

Every day

Friday, July 8, 2011

Here is a picture of our district at the MTC.

We enjoyed seeing the snow on the mountains on a beautiful, hot summer day.
We are walking to the book store to pick up our Spanish Tags (Elder Eulitt and Hermana Eulitt) that we will need for our mission in Chile.

We met an Elder from our ward with his campanion.

Here is a picture of our MTC District.  Our instructors were inspired.  We loved and appreciated their  instruction.  The members of our District prepared to serve in Russia, Spain,  Arizona and Chile.
On Saturday we walked to the Provo Temple with our friends, One sister will serve in Washington D.C. the other will go to Mexico City..
We wished our friends the best of luck, and are now ready to go to the airport, and then to begin another great chapter of our life.
Elder and Sister Taylor  picked us up at the airport, then took us to our apartment.  The apartment is in a 18 story high rise building.  It is one of the tallest and niceset  buildings in our neighborhood.  One of the Elders in the office wanted to welcome us with a plant.  It is beautiful with purple flowers.  Here is the kitchen with new refrigerator, new stove, new washer and dryer, micro wave, toaster, and groceries for a few days.  What a great welcome!
Here is a good view of our kitchen.  It is great!  It has everything we need.
Here is our living room.  The sun is so bright that you can not see our beautiful yellow drapes we purched after we took inventory  of things we needed in our new home.
Another view of our living room.  Dad getting ready to read.
Elder and Sister /Taylor from Noth America they  have helped us so very much.  They have been with us since we arrived at the airport.  Brother  Lind used to be their home teacher back in the early 70's.  Our children remember our dear friends, Brother and Sister Lind and their family.  Brother Lind was our home teacher for a long time. Sister Tedjamulia is Sister Taylor's visiting teacher.  They communicate via e-mail.  Only in the church we really feel like a world wide family.  We love and appreciate the Taylors.  They have done so much for us.  They will be here a few more days then they will go to their next assignment.  We will miss them.
Before dinner, the Taylors took us to meet and interview with our Mission President.  His wife gave us some delicious empanadas that we had for dinner.   
Sister Taylor is teaching me my responsibilities in the Mission Office.
Elder Taylor teaching Dad so many new things.  This Mission Office is like a big corporation.  It is a blessing to have inspired, smart, hard working Elders who go the extra ten miles to perform their responsibilities well.
Here is our high rise apartment building.  We feel safe.  We have security guard 24 hrs.a day. There is a tall fence and gates that security will open for residents.  Notice how small Dad looks in front of this tall building.  We use our coats everyday.  There is snow on the Andes Mts. near by.