Our trip through Melo and Treinte Y Tres was long but good. The Melo Zone even had a Zone activity to cook French Toast for us. We saw most of the missionaries and had a good time. We arrived home about 10:00 P.M. having covered about 1,500 kilometers since Saturday morning. That’s about 900 miles.
Tuesday and Wednesday we spent the time in the office helping with the utility bills and arranging to get repairs on the apartments done. On Wednesday night we helped the office missionaries put on dinner for the mission president and his wife. It was a real good evening highlighted by the Elders doing the dishes. At least that was what they were supposed to be doing in that little dance. To see the dance, click here.
Friday we helped in the office and took one of the Elders for his driving test. We have a rule that when the Elders receive their Uruguay drivers license they also have to pass a safety test with me. Well, some of the tests are quite interesting. Some of the Elders have never driven a standard transmission and most of the vehicles here are standard so it can be quite eventful. This one was quite uneventful and Elder Martinez is going to do well.
On Saturday we did our usual apartment cleaning and had the Secretaries over for lunch. Elder Jensen is leaving and Elder Neilson is taking his place. This is a real good chance to say thanks and et to know them better.
Today we did the “Capilla Abierta” (chapel open house) presentation for our ward, the Malvin ward. Renee gave her presentation again and is gaining more confidence. We expect a good turnout in two weeks. This afternoon we had a Father’s day lunch with the Mission President and the Temple Missionaries. It is kind of sad as President Cook and his wife leave the end of the month and we get a new president. This week is change week. We have about 20 missionaries going and coming so we are going to be busy.
We love you all and appreciate all you do for us.
Gordon and Renee