Monday, May 14, 2012

Mothers Day, Missonaries, and Providencia

This past week was a great week for many reasons.  Millie and I feel much more comfortable working in the temple.  Many reasons but a few are:  We have had many repetitions doing the work in the temple in Spanish, Millie is able to communicate better at the temple, not best but better, We know the people on the shifts we work with quite a bit better, We understand Chilean ways of doing things better, We have a great Temple President President Otay and his wife.  That is to name a few reasons.  This was the first week we got to open the temple on Saturday at 5:00 AM.  It is interesting to be the only 2 people in the temple besides the temple engineer for a period of time!! 

Another reason this week in the temple was so special was that missionaries from the Santiago East mission came each day.  1 Zone at a time.  I thought about our children as they were able to go to the temple as missionaries.  They bring such a special spirit to the temple. 

This last week we finally were able to meet with President and Sister Laycock, the mission president of the Santiago East mission.  Millie brought hugs from the Presidents mother.  Millie and she worked in the Seattle Washington Temple together and she has a special place in Millie's heart.

This week was Mother's day as well.  Thanks for all the well wishes from the kids and grand kids.  We also had the privilege of having Sister Johansen from Detroit Michigan and Sister Sacramarte from Puebla Mexico come to our apartment to Skype with their families.  What wonderful missionaries and they bring such a spirit into your homes. 

Sister Johanson

Sister Sacramarte

Millie with Sisters Johanson and Sacramarte
This week we had a bus from Mendoza Argentina come to the temple.  It is interesting in that they bring the whole family.  They stay here on Temple Square at the Hospedaje.  The youth go to do Baptisms and the parents babysit.  Then parents go to the temple and kids babysit.  They are always out by the fountain behind the temple and in front of where we live.  Here are a few pictures of them.

Family from Ecuador who moved to Chile

Boys from Mendoza Argentina

More boys

Girls babysitting
Another first for Millie this week was her first haircut.  She went to where Sister Workman goes.  Her stylist name was Daniel.  It turned out pretty well!!
There she is!!
Lest you think we never do anything cultural.  Here are a few pictures of things that are within a 20 minute walk from our apartment.

Municipality of Providencia where we live

Building in town

Catholic Church nearby

Rachel there is a library nearby!!

National Tourism office

1 comment:

  1. Believe it or not I do know the Spanish word for library.