Monday, November 19, 2012

This is the Primary children practicing for the sacrament meeting program.  You can tell they are really into it.

Abish is a little 10 year old girl that I've been teaching piano for about 3 months.  She learned the top hand for the main Primary song for the program.  She played the top and I played the accompaniment.  She did really well.

Elder Durrand (mission secretary), Elder Montes (mission financial secretary and our District Leader) and a new elder in the mission office (the new mission secretary taking Elder Durrand's place.  They came to our apartment for some reason, but we can't remember what it was.

The real Primary program on our last Sunday in La Paz.  The children did wonderful, as always.  Practices don't say anything about how things come out in the end.

After the meeting on Sunday, we were all crying.  These Primary children and I spent a while hugging and crying together.  The little one on my left side is the Bishop's daughter.  Pretty soon, the Bishop's wife called and asked Elder Dibb if her Camilla was still there.  She was missing.

This is our candy lady.  She would carry a little package of candy around and try to sell pieces.  It was 50 centavos apiece.  Whenever we saw her, we always bought candy according to the change that Elder Dibb had in his pocket.

Sunday evening, the ward had a special meeting for us.  They asked me to play my favorite hymn so whenever they sang it, they would remember us.  I chose "I Believe in Christ".  It is one of my favorites and I remember Elder McConkie when he gave the lyrics in General Conference.  On the far left is our Dr., Adriana, then a friend of Carmina and Alex - then Carmina and Alex (we baptized Alex) and Arturo, (whom we also baptized.)

On the left is our eternal investigator, Hermana Villareal.  She told us Sunday night that she wanted to be baptized.  We hope she continues to feel that way and that we will be able to go back to La Paz for her baptism.  Others are members of our ward.

More of our wonderful ward members.  Right in front of Elder Dibb, is Paticia Cabrera.  She has been such a good friend.  We have eaten at her home several times.  Her son went on his mission in July - and is actually waiting for his visa and serving in Cochabamba while waiting.  His call is to Argentina Bahia Blanca.  We talked to the mission Pres. here in Cochabamba and he said he is a good missionary.

Andrea Quinteros, one of our baptisms near the beginning of our mission in La Paz.

Arturo (baptism) and his girlfriend, Mariel.  She has a beautiful voice and would like to sing opera.  Arturo is attending Univeridad and is thinking about serving a mission.

The Laura family.  The grandma (in the middle) tries to speak English - "berry goood" is her favorite saying.  Her daughter on the right, is the stake YW president, and her granddaughter is a doctor who has helped us a lot. 

Adriana, Carmina, and Alex.  Love all these special people.

This sweet family had us to lunch many times.  Heidi, the mother, knew where to find everything at the market and would bring us a huge bag of chocolate chips when she would go.  The father, Lawrence Chavez, was the one who made the program for the Church membership records in the mission when we were in the office.  He has been the Bishop of 6 de Agosto.  Neat family.

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