Have you ever got a piece of bread caught in your throat and had trouble swallowing? Well that is how we have been for the last couple of months as we have struggled to change the utility bills on some of the houses in the mission. It seems like every week that something would come up that would prevent us from getting it done. Well that changed this week.
|Eating pizza and lemon bars after the move in Los Ceibos. I love the Aggie shirt on Elder Johanson|
I wanted to put in a little about the flowers. It is spring here and the flowers are starting to bloom. There are many different varieties and they really do make it wonderful. Uruguay is such a pretty place. It is turning green again and we are looking forward to a wonderful summer. It is starting to get a little warmer. I am starting to wear short sleeved shirts again and hope to get a little tan. Most days are pleasant and we have not had to use too much power to heat our house so that is nice.
Tuesday, we were able to swallow the bread. We took Elder Caudle and Rodriguez to the water utility, named OSE, to change the water bills. It took over an hour to change 6 apartments. Elder Caudle and Rodriguez did a real good job and we are so grateful for their help. After, we had to have our picture taken in front of the OSE office. Oh, and we celebrated a little early as we had Pronto Pollo on the way down. Pronto Pollo, as you may recall is a place where you can buy a chicken milanesa that has ham and cheese inside. Think of a thin chicken cordon bleu sandwich on a bed a French Fries. You bet it’s good.
|This is after we got done changing all the water bill numbers. I was happy!!|
|Here we are with the Nortons after a temple session|
We tried to visit several families with no luck. After several strike outs we stopped to visit the Lopez family. The dad is an artist and we asked him if he would paint a picture of Castillos for us. We had a real good visit talking about how it should be done. We had a real good visit about the Gospel and could feel the Spirit real strong. After that we were about finished for the day. On Friday we met with the Elders and talked about what we could do to help. We had one of the members, Rosanna, take us to Aguas Dulces, which is about 7 miles East of Castillos, on the Coast to visit a member named Maria. It was a good warm visit. We also found Silvia at home and had a good visit with her. She committed to come to conference on Sunday.
We were excited for conference and met with the Temple missionaries to watch conference. For Saturday lunch we had Pronto Pollo again, kinda seeing a trend here aren’t you. What can I say about conference. They spoke directly to us. The messages were exactly what we needed to help us grow in the Gospel and do a better job.
We love the Gospel and the chance to serve. It is exciting to be part of such a wonderful work. We hope all of you had a chance to listen and receive inspiration for your family.
We love you all.
Gordon and Renee