|High Councilor from Mendoza, Bishop Ruiz and Millie downloading to think pad|
|Millie and 1 of the Ruiz daughters|
|Millie and Sister Ruiz(wife of Bishop)|
|Van and Millie and John Wayne in the background|
|Close up just before my Flan dessert|
This last Sunday night we had a despedida(good-bye) for Ken and Sue Ann Workman from Emmett, Idaho. They have had to have extraordinary courage to complete their mission. They had to go home in the middle of their 18 months for her knee to be replaced a second time. They elected to come back and finish. Brother Workman speaks little Spanish but has won the hearts of many people here in Chile. I think it is a miracle that he could work so well in the temple with few language skills other than knowing the ordinances in Spanish. I learned what a kind heart can do in loving the Chilean people.
|Rick and Stephanie Lee, Sue Ann and Ken Workman, Sister and Brother Graham|
|Van and Millie with the Workmans|
|Ken giving a tearful good bye to us all|
|Sue Ann giving a more tearful good bye|
On Sunday there was a baptism in our Pocurro Ward. Seth Asthton age 8 was baptized. His mother had been praying for a way to return to church after being away for some 8 years. That same day the sister missionaries came to her house. Sister Sacamartie(sp) and Sister Johanson have really enjoyed teaching them. Seth asked Gary Davis to come to the baptism and said I could come along too! It was a very neat way to spend Sunday afternoon.
|Seth Ashton and his friend in primary hemanito Seguel|
|Sister Salamartie(sp) Rosa Arriagada, Sister Johanson, hemanito Seguel behind, and Seth Ashton|
|Gary Davis, Rosa Arriagada, Seth Ashton, Van Layman hemanito Seguel|
|Seth's grandma, mom, grandpa, uncle, aunt, cousin, Seth, hemanito Seguel|
|Everyone taking pictures!|
|Sister Johanson, Sister Sacamartie(sp) Seth, hemanito Seguel and Brother Budini|
|Van Layman, Brother Budini, Rosa's sister, Rosa, Gary Davis, Seth, and guess who!!|
|Rosa Arriagada and Seth Ashton|
|Seth and his mom!|
I have talked about everything but the hard work. Millie and I find ourselves in a constant state of being tired. Working in the temple is the most rewarding thing we have ever done. But at the same time very tiring. Getting up at 5:45am or 6:45am and then being in the temple 6-8 hours does tend to ware you out. Then that Saturday morning that is your turn to get up at 3:45 am and open the temple at 5:00am. Well you get the picture. And we are the youngest couple here!!! One of the new couples asked one of the older couples when they got here what they did in their spare time!! Well after a week or two they knew the answer. You try and rest up for the next week!! Doing the Lord's work is more than fulfilling. It is exhilarating but then we are resting up for the upcoming week!!