Saturday, March 26, 2011

Baptism Day.....

There was a baptism service held this afternoon for three young girls that the Hermanas taught. They have been attending church for a few weeks and were excited to be baptized. We still do not have a baptismal font that is in great working condition, so we met at a members home and used their jacuzzi again. Here are Elder Munroe and Honorio at the baptism. Honorio looks great in his new church clothes! He was baptized along with his wife and son on February 26th. They have become a very active part of the branch and we are so thrilled to have been able to have taught them.
Hermana Torres and Hermana Hernandez singing during the baptismal program.....
The Hermanas with the three young girls to be baptized. (L-R) Julie, Hermana Hernanadez, Guady, Hermana Torres, and Fabiola.
Here is the same group with Honorio & Presidente Jimenez.
Presidente Jimenez baptized Julie (age 12). She is a neighbor to some members in the branch.
A special treat for us was to see Honorio baptize the other two girls. He was asked to take part and he gladly accepted. Guady (age 9) and her sister Fabiola (age 10) are cousins/nieces to a family in our branch.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Hermana....

Hermana Hernanadez & Hermana Torres..... We had transfers last week and a new sister, Hermana Hernandez, arrived. Now we have two Hermanas from Honduras. Welcome to the Los Santos region Hermana!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cartago & Valle de Orosi...

We went on a drive on our "preparation day" a few weeks ago. We went through Cartago and stopped by this interesting Catholic church to check it out and stretch our legs. This particular church is very important in Costa Rica. Thousands of people from all over the country make a pilgrimage here during Semana Santa, the Holy Week, every year. It will be packed with people in just a few short weeks.We continued on to Valle de Orosi and thought it was a very pretty place. It was different vegetation from what we are used to seeing in our area. Lots of farms but very little coffee!
It was very green and lush. The clouds often settle in the mountains and we happened to go on a day where our visibility was limited. It was still very pretty and a nice drive regardless.