Saturday, February 9, 2013
Guess I still have a few things to learn about taking pictures in the shade but here's Mom with a couple of our young women whom we'd taken school shopping, and then bought them ice-cream cones at one of the many sidewalk cafes here in town. They basically had nothing in the way of notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, etc. so we helped out with some of that. By way of introduction, there's Ailen (near right) 15 and Lili 13 -- both good girls who come from strong families -- and they're just like teenage girls everywhere, but live under what we would consider sub-poverty level conditions.
Here's Hna McCoy teaching music (piano) lessons to one of our youth -- there's a little group who, so far, are pretty motivated to learn despite not having a piano or keyboard at home to practice on. The first song Mom taught them? -- "I am a child of God".
Here's a shot of our branch holiday fiesta -- we had over 100 people show up -- wish they'd all come on Sunday. The man on the right is a member of the high council assigned to serve as my first counselor -- there are a lot who do double duty All those at the table with him are his family -- great people -- the Fagunde's (originally from Europe).
Well, don't know how much more I can post at this point -- our computer is getting slower and s-l-o-w-e-r. So I'll say adios for now (that's castellano for good-bye for now for all you gringos).
Love ya all lots,