|This was taken outside our building as they were putting something on the roof.|
This is totally for Ben and my other grandkids!
On Tuesday we helped with the Zone Leader Conference. The cold weather has brought the mold inside with a vengeance. We did a presentation about how to clean the walls with bleach including the garbage sack raincoat. We tried to make it fun. After the conference we took three trips to Tres Cruzes, the bus station, to get missionaries on the bus back to their areas. Traffic was heavy and it took quite awhile. After we got done with that about 7:30 P. M. we took the Este Zone Leaders to order dinner for their zone conference the next day. We purchased fruit, drinks and chips at the grocery store, Tienda Inglesa, and then left to order the pizza from a pizza place next to the church. Things were going real well until we found out that they do not open until 5:00 P. M. Not much good if you want to eat at noon. So at 9:00 P. M. we were in a fix. We had the Subway phone number so I called and ordered sandwiches from them. That really saved the day.
A neat thing happened during the zone leader conference. We had one sister coming to the conference that has some special diet needs so Renee brought some bread and boiled eggs just in case. She ended up not needing them. Well right after the conference started a young man showed up and asked for some help. He is a member from Brazil and was looking for his mother. He could not find her and needed some help to get home. I called the Bishop of the ward and he agreed to meet with him later in the evening. It was then we realized that we had the food Renee had brought and we gave it to him. He was able to rest in the Church and be comfortable until the Bishop came. So now we know why Renee felt like she needed to bring some other food.
|Having lunch with the Zone Leaders and District Leaders in Melo|
It's amazing how happy they are on a full stomach!
|Eating biscochos with Zone Leaders in 33|
Thursday was another full day at the office. We helped the missionaries with the finances and several other jobs. It seems we get busier every week. Thursday night, our friend Gabriela came by to help Renee with Spanish. It was fun because she stayed for dinner.
On Friday we helped the missionaries pay the rent. We had to go to several banks and make the payments. This takes quite a bit of time. We also had to go down town to get some checks cashed and make other deposits. We got back about 3:00. After that we loaded up the trailer and helped the missionaries move into the 18 do Mayo house. We got home about 9:00.
|This is called Chaja'. It's made with peaches, sugar and cream.|
I wonder why it's so good? We needed a little energy on one of our trips.
|This is our new Cappilla Abierta sign|
|This is a goofy character in front of the theater|
In the Zone Leader Conference on Tuesday they played a talk by Elder Holland about being converted. He based his talk on the last chapter of Matthew where Peter took the Disciples fishing instead of doing what the Lord had intended. We all have to make that choice. It has been really good for us to be in the mission field and have a chance to dedicate our lives to service. We really do love it here and are grateful that we have the chance to serve. We know that this is the true Church on the earth today and that we are led by living prophets. We appreciate all that you do for us.
We love you,
Gordon and Renee