This last Wednesday was a very unique experience. Sister Onate, a single sister missionary from Concepcion, Chile, was sealed to her mom and dad and to her husband. She had waited quite a long time to have the temple work done. What was so compelling? All 5 Adult missionary couples were able to be with her. Elder Lee who is a sealer, did the sealing. The spirit was very overwhelming. Much like the day I had my mom and dad sealed and at the same time sealed myself to them. Rachel was proxy for my sister Fayetta. There are special days in the temple all over the world every day. There are currently 136 operating temples with many more announced. A temple mission is very special and we are blessed to be serving.
This last week we also got a care package from Nellie and Paul. Thanks so much!!! It was like I was in the mission field in 1969 getting packages from home. I am saving my 1 box of Junior Mints for an appropriate movie. Of course the other box disappeared rather quickly.
|What could be in this package?|
|Candy, food, cooking stuff!|
On Saturday, the ward from San Felipe, that my friends are in, came to the temple to do baptisms. I think 30 or so youth came. Denisse and Martin Palacios were among them. I met them in 2008 in Calama, Chile and they have since moved to San Felipe. Was so exciting to see them again.
|Millie, Denisse, Martin, Van|
|Millie, Denisse, and Martin|
|Who are these gringos taking pictures!|
|Yes it was cold!|
|Cinnamon roll, ham, pancakes, banana bread, and eggs!!|
|Gary and Van|
|Debbie and Gary|
|Dixie and Joe|
|Van and Millie|
|The glamorous side!|
|Joe, Dixie, Millie and Van|
|Gary, Debbie, Millie and Van|
|Debbie and Millie. Notice the swimming pool!|
|Debbie, Millie and Dixie|
|high rise of about 20 floors for the hotel|
|Millie and Van on the 4th of July at La Hacienda|
|Note and piece of birthday pie from Eduardo and Soledad Rojas. My shift co-coordinator on Saturday morning.|
|Millie and Van on my birthday July 4, 2012|
We will miss being at the baby shower on Saturday in Galt, California for Nellie Gonsolis. Nellie's baby is due at the end of the month. No news on boy or girl. But Paul is paying dearly for finding out on delivery day. I hear Nellie has ordered a Porsche? Well maybe not that expensive but something nice I am sure for making all her sisters, aunts etc wait! Hopefully we will get a full report in short order!