Thursday, July 31, 2008

Our Place

Our mission home is a sixth floor apartment complex. It has three bedrooms, 2 offices, and living area. The building is guarded 24 hours. The positive side of living in a high rise is to load my groceries in a cart in the parking garage and put it in the elevator, then roll it directly into the kitchen to unload. The negative is enjoying the smoke wafting up the elevator shaft from the neighbors. I have had to find furniture and necessities on my own, which is not easy here in Mendoza. It took me months to make the home liveable. 

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lunch with the Hermanas in Mendoza

The second week in the mission I called the local sisters in Mendoza to come into the city and go to lunch with me. We had a lovely time with wine bottles for a back drop. Mendoza is the wine capital of Argentina. They are known for their many wineries and quality brands. 

The Garbage Man

Here is a unique photo for you. This is the garbage man. They can stack these carts so high, and then sitting at the top is a child, to hold it all down. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Day of Change

After four hard days in the MTC, a two day airplane ride, three days of instruction in Buenos Aires, on
July 1st we arrived in Mendoza Argentina. President and Sister Avila were there to greet us. After being briefed for an hour, the Avila's turned over the keys and were gone (back to their home in Buenos Aires). There we stood Jim and I, looking around at the Elders in the office with their bright smiles and great animo, looking to their president for direction. Overwhelmed we were drawn to our knees, and have stayed there ever since.