Saturday, June 22, 2013

A little bit of this and that...

There are many little things that happen
in between the BIG happenings in the mission

Here is a little bit of this and that...

A Visit from Maria's granddaughter, Ana Sofia
It was SO fun to hold this little one.
She is as good natured as she is cute.
She must take after her grandma Maria who always has a smile for everyone!

(how I missed holding 3 of my grandchildren as babies!...they were born after we arrived here in the mission and are growing up fast.
Our 10th grandchild is due in August....
...how I ache to be there when that little girl is born!

Going to church with friends
Actually this is worthy to note for the following reasons:
1.  President Prince had a coordinating council this day and could NOT come
which meant that I was to pick them up and get them to church by myself. Not a big deal you say?  Just come and try to navigate the streets of Cali.  
It was a full-blown miracle and act of faith to arrive and return!

2.  President Prince and I are teaching the missionary discussions to the 2 beautiful young women on the back...Jennifer and Jessica.  They are amazing, talented, intelligent young women.  It is a miracle to watch them absorb and learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ.

3.  Their cousin, John David, decided to come also.  He was scooped up by the great young men in this ward and has since been back to a scripture and soccer activity.

Father's Day grilling 
They bought a gas grill for the mission home and we had the first cook out on Father's Day.  What says Father's day more than a grilled steak?
Happy Father's day to all the wonderful mission Dad's!
(it is kind of unfair that the missionaries only call home for Mother's Day!)

Missionary Activity with investigators
 We have always welcomed our missionaries here in Cali to bring investigators to the mission home for family nights and activities (IF we are home!)
Elders Delgadillo, Chase, and Torres along with Hermanas Perdomo and Chacón
brought 12 investigators over for a fun night of activities and friendship


Sisters Chacón and Perdomo with their investigators

Elders Torres, Chase, and Delgadillo with their investigators

The evening was a success with games, lesson, and brownies & ice cream!

 A trip to BUGA

 We were there for Elder Riepl's first baptisms in the mission 
and we were there for his last ones.
You can see in their eyes how much his companion and the people in Buga love Elder Riepl.  He was an excellent missionary and leader.

On the way home from Buga I rode in the backseat (made for 2) with
Sister Torgerson and Sister Oliver.
We were cozy and even happier to get out when we got home!

It is the little things that happen in between life that make it so sweet.
May your week be full of little bits of this and that!

1 comment:

Gustavo Menendez said...

President and Sister Prince,

Congratulations for beautiful Daphne Adeline! And thank you the wonderful pictures and comments in the blog.

Gustavo and Dina Menéndez