Monday, November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

President and Hermana Quintanilla and family.  They have been so good to us and we have had the opportunity to get to know them in their home.  We are probably the only missionaries who have seen their president in his sweats working on the computer in his office.  They are a wonderful family and have very strong testimonies.  What dedicated servants of the Lord.
Joshua Quintanilla  in his "raton" (mouse) costume for a program at school.
Our dining area.
The living room area.  We have floor to ceiling windows.  Lots of light and fun to look out of.  There are many large buildings around us and we can see all the little shacks up on the hillside.
The kitchen without the stove.
The bedroom.
The main bathroom.  Us old people have a hard time getting our feet over the tub to get into the shower.  We really need a little stool to help us.
Our washer/dryer.  It doesn't hook up to the hot water.  We wash everything in cold.  Our water heater is an on-demand water heater.  I quite like it.
Our source of heat - no central heating.  We can roll it from room to room to warm things up.
Our apartment building called Edificio Valentina.  It is 18 stories high.  We are in departmento 7-D.
Elder Dibb with the Elders and Sisters who played basketball.  Two of the elders in the district were not able to come.  We had a great time and then treated them to ice cream after the game.
Me with the sister missionaries at the basketball court (outside) on P-day.
Elder Dibb making cookies at the Quintanilla home on P-day.
This is the Chavez family.  We have had lunch at their house several times.  They are awesome and so friendly.  The dad speaks good English.  The grandma at bottom center was a radio announcer and speaks excellent Spanish and Aymara.  It took her 8 years to learn because of the strange sounds they make.
I've tried to get pictures of the Aymara women, but I don't want to be too obvious.  I got this not so good picture while riding in a taxi.

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