Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pictures and a Story

Bonnie Quintanilla in her Halloween costume.
Children go around to stores and the store owners give the candy.
Denisse, a new member and her mother
who we are teaching and helping to understand
the Gospel that Denisse has joined.

Dale on the road in from of the mission home.
And we thought Utah streets were bad!!!

 Dale in front of the mission home waiting for a taxi.
It is either a taxi or the mini-bus and
that is out of the question
because some of them
are too small to even get in
and they are crowded.

 Singing Spanish Primary songs
that we have on our ipad
with the mission president's children.
Whenever we are at the mission home,
they want our attention.
Joshua follows "Elder Dibb" around the house
and loves to come in our room,
jump on the bed and check out everything.
Kids here stay up "way late" and we were tired
and needed to go to bed,
but Pres. Quintanilla had to come and get Joshua
because he didn't want to leave our room.

One of the bridges that crosses the huge canyon
coming down from La Paz to Calecoto.
There is one place where there are 3 bridges,
held up in the middle by a big ravine.

A garden on the side of the road.
These are really pretty and are quite a contrast to the graffiti
on all the buildings and walls inside the city.
Their parks are really nice,
except for the writing on the walls.

Tatiana - another new member of the Church
that we have been teaching.

We were walking on the street a few days ago and when we crossed in front of the traffic, a little girl about 5, dressed in dirty, ragged clothes hurried out into the street in front of the cars and did a summer sault. Then went to the nearest car to be paid for her performance.  We couldn't not give her a coin.  The grandmother was sitting on the sidewalk with a little boy a few years older.    We often see jugglers in the street when the traffic is stopped at a red light doing the same thing, except they are really talented. You cannot believe the poverty we see at times and the begging on the street. How blessed we are to have grown up with the Gospel and the blessings we have had.

1 comment:

Ann Mitchell said...

You are doing a great job with your blog! Isn't it fun??? Looks like you're off to a great start! Here's our wacky news: We're probably going to be a "Chinese Immersion" school! Go figure!