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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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Family Home Evening In Chile

One-horse power
Baptism of another wonderful family in Los Olivos.
Eager students in our Sunday morning English class.
Family Home Evening with the Paineo family. Hna. Paineo made a ton of delicious waffles for refreshments.
Our first waffle meal in Chile. Hno. Paineo learned about waffles while serving a mission with North American missionary companions. He never forgot the waffles or peanut butter. 
FHE with the Roman and Morales family. Refreshments always put a smile on everyone's face.
FHE lesson on Fast Offerings.
A wonderful view from Cerro San Cristobal.
FHE with the Morales/Orellano family.
Hna. Morales and four of her five children - all their first names begin with the letter "B".
We will never forget walking up 187 steps to the Morales home on Cerro San Cristobal.
This Elder shows what he wore at El Salto Ward Talent Contest.
Elders in Corona Sueca gave us some Chilean candy.
Sodimac sign on Cerro Renca. Many of the things needed in the apartments for the missionaries are purchased at Sodimac.

This nice home has exterior walls covered with beautiful pink tile.
Temple Tour.
Missionaries walking from the CCM to the Obispado cafeteria for almuerzo.
This is the only place where we can add money to the "Targeta" to travel on the Los Libertadores Highway.  It is not easy to cross 8 lanes of moving cars.
This is one of the toll stations on Los Libertadores highway.
The highway is well maintained.  It is a beautiful drive up to Los Andes and San Felipe north of Santiago.
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