You know, when you're involved in the Lord's work it becomes apparent very quickly that He's in charge and even though we usually can't see the end from the beginning, He does and will order things for our good. That seems to be what happened on a trip we recently took to a nearby city.
Bet you didn't know that Mom was a mechanic, but here she is "fixing" the little engine that could. Mom had prayed that we wouldn't have any car problems and that we wouldn't get in any accidents on our recent trip to Esqina (a city about an hour south of Goya). But about 20 minutes into the trip, the car broke down -- just quit. We waited around for a few minutes and when the brother tried to start it, low and behold, it started and we went on our way. But ten minutes later it quit again and we pulled off on the shoulder of the road where Mom did her thing with the car -- like soothing a baby so it would calm down. So the engine starts again and we're on our way -- only this time, back to Goya. Interestingly enough, we never had any more trouble with the car quitting, it just purred along no problem all the way home. There must have been a reason we shouldn't have tried to go to Esquina that day -- maybe the other part of Mom's prayer was answered and we were saved from getting into a serious accident. We have learned again on this mission that the Lord's in the details -- all we have to do is trust Him.
Here's Mom again, teaching some sisters how to lead music. The sister on the left is the branch president's wife and the other sister is the RS president -- both delightful, dedicated women, only about 5 feet tall, if that. Mom's trying to do everything at once -- play the melody with her left and direct with her right hand so the sisters could both hear the music and follow her lead.
Ha ha -- like a deer in the headlights -- this is Ian, a little guy about two years old who calls out my name everytime he sees us -- Elder McCoy -- in what sounds like perfect English.
A group of Belgrano branch members after a fiesta during which several primary girls "walked the runway" to see which ones would be crowned Queen and Princess of Primavera (springtime). The winners are standing on the chairs in the center of the photo. Lots of fun.
Our zone the day before transfers -- a great group of young people -- dedicated missionaries every one.
Well, maybe we better wrap this up for now. Looking forward to General Conference next weekend. Hope you all take time to enjoy every session. It's so refreshing for us to see the Church in all its strength -- provides a boost to our spirits.
Love you all and miss you muchisimo,
Dad & Mom