Monday, November 19, 2012

Magic Moments and Special Memories

We will have special memories of our nights in the Historical Mission Home.  We were asked to house sit while our Mission President and his wife attended a MP Conference. Our first evening in the Historical Mission Home.
At the end of a busy day, Dad was looking forward to the delicious food prepared by Anita, the best cook in Chile.
We are thankful for the teachings of the Book of Mormon that help us feel closer to our Heavenly Father.  We were privileged to spend a few nights where General Authorities and Living Prophets have stayed in the Historical Santiago North Mission Home.
We turn our apartment into the laundry facility where we wash coats, pants, and sweaters for the Missionary Warehouse where Missionaries can get what they need.
Another magic night with a fabulous meal in the Historical Formal Dining Room.
One of our Office Elders found a long coat in the Missionary Warehouse to keep him warm during the cold winter months.
Dad sews bottons while I sew curtains or make other repairs.
Dad has develolped many talents.
Dad and I make a GREAT TEAM.  He helps me measure and cut material for curtains.  I help him in those things that could be considered heavy work for Sister Missionaries.  The Lord gives us the strength we need to get the job done.
I baked apple crisp cobbler for this Office Elder on his last day with us in the office.
These Elders where happy to replace the old sheets with new drapes I made for their living room in San Felipe.
The Elders were excited to be able to help with the new drapes for their home.
This is my favorite room in the Historical Mission Home.
Dad reading and marking his scriptures early in the morning.  The best way to start the day.
"If You're Happy & You Know It, Clap Your Hands" was our contribution to Talent Night in the Los Olivos Ward.
Talented CUECA dancers invited many to join in their dance.
Missionaries have to be resourceful and creative.  Our chairs and breakfast bar became our clothes line.
In the evenings we look forward to our visits with our investigators.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

June with the tune

"LAVA MAX" is where we wash the Mission cars.
Home-made pizza puts a smile on missionaries.
Talent Night in Los Olivos Ward. Elders have talent!
One of the families we're teaching joins in on Talent Night.
"If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!"
Setting up for Talent Night in Los Olivos Ward.
Pony and dogs like this new house we rented for four Elders.
This Senior Couple from Australia purchased this car to get around in their sector in Til Til.
The coat this senior Elder is wearing is the same coat his son wore while serving in NY over twenty years ago.
Stocking up on wool blankets for the cold winters in Santiago.
Two-horse power idling in front of one of our chapels.
Delivering the weekly mail to missionaries eager to receive something from home.
These Elders just moved into this brand new home.
Hna. Eulitt uses her sewing talents to make curtains for missionary homes.
Grape vineyards in the fall. Country vineyards stretch for miles.
More colorful vineyards that dot the country landscape.
Street up in the country area of the mission.
Hermanas on bicycles in their country sector.

These Hermanas welcome these Elders to their new country sector.
Hermanas need bicycles to cover their large country sector.
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Monday, October 8, 2012

New Homes For Missionaries

"DIA DE CAMBIOS" or "TRANSFER DAY" takes place every 6 weeks.  It is a busy day for everyone in the office and those who are being transferred.  It is also the day that many missionaries complete their mission and fly home.
It is wonderful to be young and strong.
This good friend is most helpful to the missionaries.  He recently purchased this automobile and took time out of his busy day to help with transfers.
Waiting for the new missionaries to arrive at the Mission Home.
Trainers waiting to meet their new missionary companions.
Missionaries will appreciate their 1st Chilean sack lunch.
Anita, the fabulous mission cook, sharing one of her favorite recipes.
Discussing important details with one of the assistants.
Mission President's wife makes sure the new missionaries have plenty to eat before they start working in their sector.
We make sure every new missionary gets a new pillow.
Dad takes care of the heavy wool blankets for our new missionaries./
We always travel this road on our way to San Felipe.
We delivered a winter coat for this missionary before the cold temperatures move in.
Sometimes we get things for our "Missionary Clothing Warehouse"  that missionaries will never use.  This nice person was delighted to get  some of those items he can sell at the "FERIA."
These Sister Missionaries came to the "Misionary Clothing Warehouse" on their preparation day.  They found several things they could use, including a pair of boots.
Some missionaries found winter coats.  Others missionaries found shoes.
This missionary purchased a treat at "Dulce Mundo," and is willing to share with some of the people who were in the office.
I am in the process of repairing this coat that was burned by an electric heater.
Locksmiths are very important in Chile.  There are 1, 2 or 3 in very community.  Most homes require more than two keys to secure the doors.
Strong Elders decided they could transport this heavy large wooden closet three blocks to their new home, because it was too big to fit in the mission KIA van.
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