Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This I will miss...

The place is spectacular
but it is the people that have made it unforgetable!

This I will miss...
 ...I made my last trip to the Galeria with Ana and Maria today.

Meet Don is where the fruit salads, banana bread, and juices begin.
He has faithfully helped me to buy my fruits for 3 years!

 and here are his family members that help us carry everything to the car!
 And we can always count on the potatoes here...
 and Jonathan is always running through the Galeria helping us carry things!
 Where I always buy my eggs...30 in a flat and we usually need at least 2!
 Meet Gustavo...he runs ¨Aqui es Fabio¨...where I buy the chicken!!
 They will cut it and package it anyway you want...bones - no bones, skin on - no skin, fillets, whole, portions...just name i!

The paper products store...I wish there were one like this in St. George!
 And Don Chu-chu (not sure where that name came from)
He is our Pasto friend...always helpful for good vegetables.
 Farewell Galeria.
Farewell to he who helped me park each time I arrived.

These people I will miss...because of their goodness!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The we fondly called them..

We have fondly named our 
Last Departing Group of Missionaries
¨The 12¨

It has been a full 2 days of farewell activities.
This is our first group to go through the area self reliance training.
This involved talking about their plan for after mission..., work, etc.
 They met from 7am - 12:30pm on Monday, June 23
in the mission office with Brother Jorge Cadena
 We tried to keep the food coming to keep them all happy!!!
In the evening ¨The 12¨ had their last supper
 We went to Simon Parilla for a nice dinner
 Here we all are...
 Back:  Eldesr Llerena, PRINCES, Rojas, Ruiz, Gavilla, Delgadillo, Perez, Saez, and Chamorro
Front: Elders Farinango, Chumacero, Montes, and Camacho

Tuesday, June 24 was a lot of airport trips
The first group leaving before 6am
(that means leaving at 4:30am for the airport)
 Elders Delgadillo, Gavilla, and Montes

 The 2nd group had a 11:43am departure time
 Elders Ruiz, Saez, and Perez
Safe travels!!!
 Our 3rd group was divided into two groups
The Peruanos - leaving at 4:40pm
Elders Chumacero, Llerena, and Rojas

 And those from Ecuador - leaving at 5:30pm
 Elders Chamorro, Camacho, and Farinango

As usual, many members came to see them off...

¨The 12¨ are headed back to their mother´s arms!
Well done good and faithful servants!!
We will see you soon...somehow, somewhere!