Sunday, July 18, 2010
Today was Branch Conference and we had a special visit from all of the Stake Leaders. It was nice to meet them and to hear their powerful messages. We prepared a nice breakfast for all of the branch members prior to the meetings today. It seemed to be a success!Here is the kitchen in our church building......Suzetti, Hermana Ballestero, and Hermana Blanco are getting the plates all ready to serve...Our breakfast menu included: French bread, gallo pinto (a mixture of rice and beans), eggs, crema (a cream that is similar to sour cream), pineapple juice, and agua dulce (panela). Here we are eating breakfast with Hermano Blanco.....Everyone grabbed plates of food and mingled before the meetings started.....Hermana Daniela Elizondo Montes and her daughter Maria....This is David and Zulema, a brother and sister, originally from Nicaragua. They are such strong members of the church. They leave their home at 3:30 every morning and walk 1 1/2 hours in order to make it to seminary by 5:00 a.m. They also do this same walk every Sunday so that they can attend their church meetings. That is dedication!Everyone getting settled and ready for the meetings to begin....Our branch president, President Jimenez (on the right), speaking with the Stake President (on the very left) and one of his counselors. This is Suzetti. She just got her mission call to Peru. She is the first missionary to leave from this branch. We will really miss her when she is gone but we know that she will be an amazing missionary. We are excited to go to the Temple with her this week as she prepares to enter the mission field.Today was a very nice Sunday!
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