Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Trip to Achacachi and Andrea's Baptism

The Cordera family.  He is a less active member and his wife and daughter are not members.  We are visiting and teaching them.  We gave Hannah's Book of Mormon to Lucia, the 12 year old.

Stairs up the hill on the way to the El Alto and Saturday.

The chapel in Achicachi.  We went there to train the YM/YW leaders in the district.  We were disappointed that only a few showed up.  But that is what is happening in Bolivia.  That is why they need help.  We go back Feb. 4.  We'll keep trying to help them learn the programs of the Church and strengthen the young people.

Sheep on the grounds at the chapel enjoying their lunch.

Elder Dibb inside the chapel in Achacachi.

Hermana Dibb in the doorway into the chapel.  The architecture is all rounded doorways and windows.

Playing a team building game before the instruction.

Pictures of La Paz on the way back.  We stopped to take a few pictures.  The houses are built way up on the mountain sides.  The tall buildings in the center are mostly apartments in the middle of town.  They are up to 25 stories high.

Jose Bravo who we just started teaching.  He has been coming to Church for quite a while and wants to be baptized.  He didn't have a Book of Mormon, so we gave him the one we had with Gavin's testimony in it.  His baptism date is set for January 22.  He is 16 and is a really nice young man.  It is a blessing to be able to teach him.

Again, the greatest blessing of the week:  Andrea was baptized on Sunday.  With her in this picture is her mother and brother whose hearts were softened by the Spirit.  Andrea shared a beautiful testimony after her baptism.  What a great blessing for her and for us to share in this special day.

After the baptism.  She is a beautiful young lady with a strong testimony of the Gospel and the Book of Mormon.


TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

I'm so glad you have this blog! IT is fun to follow your journey and read about the neat experiences you are having. Thanks for sharing!

Ann Mitchell said...

That team building game looks familiar!