The purpose of this blog is to highlight the beautiful city of Guadalajara; the faithful members, the valiant missionaries who serve here, as well as the people, culture, and food.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Santiago District Conference 11-12-17

What a beautiful drive we had Sunday morning
on our way to Santiago for our district conference. 

  


Pretend the truck is not there, and look beyond it at
the gorgeous hills and valleys :) 




We always are amazed at how many 
folks can squish together into the back of a truck!



The trees here in Mexico are so gorgeous...
with huge trunks and sprawling branches.


At almost every tope or speed bump, there is 
someone taking advantage of that slow pause...
and trying to sell something or other. 


Some of the little selling stands along the way. 




President Clayton teaching during the
evening session. 


We took a quick picture with these
sweethearts after the 
Saturday evening adult session
of our District Conference.


Sunday morning with the choir


Cute, cute Dylan Arais 
(District President Arais’s little boy) 
I always try to have a little
snack for his pocket... :) 


Thank you to Elder Koenig for
translating for me.



With our good friend, Dan Lewis who was 
visiting us with his wife Betty. 


President Arias and his first counselor,
his grandfather. 


With our fabulous missionaries serving 
in Santiago ! 


Driving in and around Santiago 
I always love seeing the wash on the line.



This grandma and her granddaughter
riding in the back of the truck.


Do you see the family on the motorcycle
whizzing by?


Look at this beautiful overpass
as we drove right into the city
 to our hotel for the night. 


We were able to visit with and see some
of the apartments of some of our 
missionaries serving here in Santiago.
First we popped in to see
Sister Torres and Sister Hernandez. :) 



By their area map


Next, we wanted to pop in to see
Elder Barlow and Elder Astorga, 
but they were still cleaning up
the building after the conference.



We followed them over to their
apartment




Here they are standing up
on their balcony. 


And by their area map


Wonderful day! 

Traveling to Jala 11-14-17

We had an unforgettable day in Jala.
Our purpose was two fold.  We wanted to take our good friends
to visit Jala, and President Clayton was able to do tithing settlement
while we were there with each of the members.

The pictures just do not do justice to how beautiful the drive is in and around Jala!
Maybe I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves...


















While we were watching the 
chicken cross the road...


...we met our assistants Elder Long and 
Elder Dehesa at the plaza and they joined
us as we went to visit the members there.



Jala's cobblestone streets...
seriously...


We stopped by to see
brother Pichardo and his granddaughter 


We visited Josafina and her daughter


...and Lucia and her mother


I love these two so much!


We had a wonderful day.