Tuesday, June 26, 2012


As we travel around the city, we will see the "one" and sometimes a "two" horse power vehicles transporting fruits and vegetables to the ferias, or construction material to construction sites.
We tried to buy the best mattresses for the missionaries.  We were not able to get these mattresses for $39,000 because we did not have a "Club Lider Card."  We had to pay $59,000 - regular price, but we were happy we could buy all five, and take them back to the office in the van.
We drove over one hour to replace a broken bunk bed headboard.  The Elders left a bag of the famous cookies from their city to show their appreciation for our efforts.  The Elders had an appointment so we did not get to see them.
We enjoy preparing  the apartments for the missionaries.
These Elders were happy to see the clean curtains in their future apartment.
These Elders were walking by when Dad and I went to sign a contract for a new apartment. 
The Morales family came to Chile from Peru seeking better working opportunities and a better future.
The Wilsons invited us over to enjoy sweet watermelon and a brief visit.  He served here in Chile 45 years ago.  They are great missionaries,  and are loved by their bishop and ward members.  Their Sector is next to our Sector.
It is a happy day for these Elders.  They have been living about 45 minutes from their Sector, because they could not find a house or apartment in or near their Sector.  A member decided to build an apartment for the Elders.  Now the Elders are only about 5 minutes from their Sector, and the landlord will have a steady income for a long time.
Notice the sink.  It is the only thing  that was in this kitchen.  Most of the builders only put a sink in the kitchen.  Even when they advertise that the apartment has an American kitchen, there are no cabinets for groceries or dishes.
We will miss the Wilsons.  They are excited and looking forward to their new assignment on one of the islands.  We had a quiet farewell lunch for them.
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