Tuesday, June 5, 2012


It is a  "Small World" when you are a member of  the Church.  Here we are with a special couple who is serving here in Santiago, Chile.  We met them here when we arrived in July.  Their son's family and our son's family had Thanksgiving together.  Way down here in the historical Mission Home,  we enjoyed our wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with this great couple as we shared some of our mission experiences.
Dad and and another senior missionary serving in the Santiago North Mission.
After our Thanksgiving dinner, we were blessed to be intertained by several talented friends and missionaries from our mission.
The beautiful Mission Home is the perfect place for large gatherings and celebrations.
We love visiting with the other senior couples in our mission.  Elder Waldron served here 50 yrs ago, and Elder Wilson served here 45 years ago.  Now they enjoy serving in Chile again with their eternal companions.
At the end of a delicious dinner and fabulous program, most of us walked to the Metro Station to return home.
As missionaries, we make sure we find opportunities to serve.  The Vergara family's had a huge fire in August.  They lost most of their belongings.  We invited the Wilsons to help us tape and paint.
This room was designed to store food and other things. The family had left over paint from the other rooms, and decided to make good use of the paint.   
The room turned out beautiful and colorful.
This cabinet is for the bathroom on the 2nd floor.  It was pushed up by family members, and Dad and Elder Wilson help by pulling it up, and into the large beroom then took it to the bathroom.
The Vergara family appreciated our help and insisted that we stay for lunch.
Higenia has become our good friend as we continue to visit her, and remind her of the great blessings she can enjoy by returning to activity in the Church.  She made several Christmas trees, and selected the nicest one for our apartment. 
We purchased some Christmas decorations for the Gutierrez family.  We have been teaching this family for a few weeks.
We like to celebrate birthdays with a cake from Lider.
It is time for our Mission Secretary to return to work in a sector.  On this day we will take him to San Felipe over one hour north of our Mission Office.
On the same day that we took the Mission Secretary to San Felipe, we took a crew of 3 to paint a house that the Mission was returning to a landlord.  We are able to transport so much in our "Mission Wonder Van."
Dad and I are presenting a box of "Super 8" candy bars to these Elders who worked hard  pulling weeds and cleaning the yard of the house we were preparing to return to the landlord. 
The Wilsons and Eulitts stopped at this bakery to buy  a treat in Colina near the Chapel.
The Office Elders introducing themselves to a dog near our apartment.
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