Tuesday, May 21, 2013

La Cisterna District 2013

The La Cisterna District was my district in the old LTM(Language Training Center) the precursor to the MTC(Missionary Training Center).  We were a group of missionaries thrown together by inspiration to learn the Spanish language and go to Chile with a couple going to Argentina.  We lived in Knight Magnum Hall on the BYU campus and had our classes there for the first 6-8 weeks.  Then we had a change and were sent to live in a motel downtown called the Imperial 400.  4 of us lived in each room with 2 to a bed.  Not exactly up to today's standards.  Then we started having our classes at a house just below campus on 7th East. 

Front 3 L-R Greg McMurdie, Sister Davis, Craig Doerr, Back Row L-R Doug Pulsipher, Jack Slade, Van Layman, Ronn Smith and Larry Austin 

This is how we looked in fall of 1968.  Now Greg McMurdie and his wife Bonnie are assigned to serve in Chile Santiago Mission in the city of San Jose de Maipo and Doug Pulsipher and his wife Sally are assigned to the Chile Concepcion mission.  So 3 of us are now serving simultaneously here in Chile.  Little did we know 45 years later we would all be serving here once again.  So this is how we look now.
Sally and Doug Pulsipher, Van and Millie Layman, Bonnie and Greg McMurdie

This was all of us together in San Jose de Maipo at church on last Sunday.  We had lot's of fun getting reacquainted.


1 comment:

  1. That's pretty crazy your all back in Chile at the same time.