Friday, March 29, 2013

Memorial and More

Hi there, sorry but its a bit of a hodgepodge of things we have to share. First off we have pictures from the Memorial. It was held in a big theater that the brothers rented. We don't have many pictures because we had a bit of fiasco getting there. Our taxi driver didn't know where to go and we spent almost half an hour driving around and almost didn't make it on time. We were able to barely squeak in with a couple minutes to spare.

It was a really pretty theater, huge too!

The attendance for our hall was 207! We were pretty impressed by the crowd but the brothers here were expecting more. That night there was a big rain storm and the weather was terrible so they think that prevented a lot of people from being able to come. It still seemed pretty packed to us and there were other congregations in Sucre attending in different locations or at different times that had plenty of visitors too. We hope some of the people we invited were able to come! (we had to leave right away since another congregation was scheduled right after us so we aren't sure if calls were there or not).
We were pretty soaked but we made it! (I did take a bit of a fall on the wet floors and everyone had a good laugh about that!)

Here are some pictures from service this week. It was further out of the city than most of our territory which means lots of dogs and climbing dirt paths but the views from the top of the hills are beautiful.

                          Just some of what we climb to get to doors, a lot different from Pullman.

This is a pioneer couple in our hall. They talk to everyone, everywhere-on the streets, people working, children, everyone we pass!

 This is the house one of Elena's studies. Her house is the blue door and for work she sells food in the little store next door. I don't remember what they are called but they are made of fried bread filled with veggies and meat and pretty delicious!
 From what we could tell of the description, we think this is a huge bee with fangs instead of a stinger-yikes!

We also went to our first Bolivian party. It was a going  away party for a couple in our old congregation (Jimmy and Kilet who helped us the very first day we arrived) who are coming back to the states.
They are serious about their cake, there was a ton and it was delicious, complete with dulce de leche!

Here is the dance floor, of course no Bolivian party is complete without dancing. We have videos but I can't get them to load so we will have to share them later. Everyone dances though, especially the older sisters, its really cute. They also had some young brothers and sisters do some traditional dances and some brothers performed music (I wish I could show you the videos!).

                                             Here are some of the dancers in their costumes.

And this is a little brother and sister from our congregation, Hector and "Nena." They are so cute!!

Well that's about all I can think of to share for now. We can't believe we have less than a month left, its going so quickly! Hasta luego for now.


  1. Sorry about your stumble! But remember, we all do it (don't we?) and you got up again!

    Elena, the skirts on the dresses remind me of when you did Spanish dance, remember?

    Nice pics! Crazy climbing (reminds me of some of the "staircases" up to houses in Colfax. . . )

    Love to you both!

  2. Wow, what a great place for the memorial. Glad you both made it safely, minus the fall!
    Now the question is, did you two dance too at the party? :)

    1. You know us too well! No, we did not participate in the dancing we just observed, we still enjoyed it though!

    2. That's good! As long as you had fun that's all that matters!