Monday, September 14, 2009
Rainy days in September
The rains are a bit late this year. We love our rainy days unless we have to be outside(we have the most incredible thunder and lightening and buckets of water falling from the heavens). This past weekend we had a District Conference on Saturday and Sunday in Guanajuato. Bob had his Priesthood mtgs starting at 4 so I was going to sneak away to Santa Rosa to buy a couple more pieces of pottery....but our plans were spoiled as we approached our fair city. The heavens had opened and the rain was falling like we had never seen before. The city is built on a hill so in every stairway or driveway there were rivers of water flowing down the cobblestone streets. The picture is of our church building (my camera is not the greatest but you can almost see the river flowing)....The downstairs chapel portion was standing in about 4-5inches of water, so the leadership mtg was spent for the most part...in service. We love our little District of Guanajuato. Today was PDay/Interviews/District Mtg all put together at the Mission Home. I started early in the morning cooking Chocolate Chip cookies for the missionaries. Today we had 42 missionaries from the 2 zones of Leon in and out of our kitchen, office and planning areas. It really is a fun way to be with our missionaries. Elder Robledo is 8 weeks from his departure day and received his carta de salida today....(It is the form they fill out so the arrangements can be made for their return flight home) The missionaries always have such mixed emotions about this letter. I am also posting a picture of a District mtg in our patio area. Elder Cruz is the District Leader and is leading a capacitation. In his district are Elders Pitalua,Perez,Pehrson,Raya,Trejo,Schow(Asst)Trevino. Notice the Carpetas on top of the table....they have been reviewed with each companionship and recommendations made to improve upon their record-keeping skills (definitely not a strong point with alot of these missionaries...but we keep trying) It has been a wonderful day as we've participated in this great work of the Lord.