June 12, 2016
|Anyone for a "new" van?|
|Corn Dog Fest with the missionaries|
|Dinner with the Nortons and Crocketts|
Anyway, the Norton’s supervise all of the chapel open houses for the South America South area. This includes, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile. They came over to give a presentation to the other Uruguay Mission. They stayed from Monday afternoon until Wednesday morning. We had a good time with them including dinner both nights. Tuesday night dinner included the Crocketts. They do essentially the same thing we do in the other mission. The Nortons are from Utah Valley and currently live in Spanish Fork. We discovered that Elder Norton’s Grandpa Norton lived on 5th South and Main in Nephi. This is a few blocks from where my Grandma and Grandpa Warner lived. We both remember going to Clark’s Market to buy treats. His Grandma Francum is from Levan and would have been a little older than Dad. No doubt that our grandparents knew each other. I expect we will see each other on Memorial Day each year as we decorate the graves of our families.
|Left picture is the bridge going into San Jose, on the right are the dairy students. They said they wanted to be famous|
|These guys are remodeling the mission office. They have been here for two weeks. They are real good guys, just like the picture shows.|
|This is where we stay when we go to Castillos. We love the Proa Sur Hotel. Too bad the picture isn't better!|
Sunday we had a pleasant surprise as the District President came to visit. President Aguilar is a great leader and did a tremendous job teaching the Priesthood/Relief Society Class on living the Gospel by doing the little things. I was assigned to teach Sunday School. Then in Sacrament Meeting Renee and I both had to speak. So Renee gave her first talk in Spanish. It was scary but the people in Castillos love her so much that you could feel how much they enjoyed it. We really do love the people and have such a great time when we visit. Two pretty neat things happened. First, Sister Oreales has been sick. We tried to visit her in the hospital the last time we went but could not find her. Today she came to Church for the first time in a month. You could tell that she was recovering from her hospital stay. She bore her testimony about the power of receiving a Priesthood blessing. She is a wonderful lady and we pray that she will get well. Second, we stopped to see the Elder’s quorum president after the meeting. Juan has not been able to come to church because of the some problems in his neighborhood. We had a real good visit and you could tell that he was grateful that we stopped by. We are praying that he can get things working in his neighborhood so that he can come to Church.
|This is a statue in the Plaza in San Jose de Mayo. This is on a highway that is the end of the road for our mission.|
|We love the horse and cart action!|
|This is the beach at Punta Del Diablo. Even gringos should be able to translate that. You can never have too many beach pics.|
Love Gordon and Renee