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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tuxpan Santiago Branch Conference

Bricks, bricks and more bricks.
Piled on top of each other,
covered with peeling plaster,
painted, burned, used and worn,
old, rustic, mis-shaped and stacked.

















Sweeping the dust and dirt away.





machete in hand


Modes of transportation.


Is this a great picture, or what?

 

                                               





no. weight. limit. 



Seriously, we were stopped at a 
stop sign, as the horse went by.



This little guy just broke our hearts.
#cobblestone streets


Just resting in the shade. 


These little girls were tossing water
into the dusty street in front of their 
house.  Their mom came out with a 
bigger bucket to get the job done.





Tuxpan Santiago Branch Presidency counselors,
with President Macias, Branch President Ruiz, 
President Clayton, Elder Price, who translated for me,
and President Macias's counselor.


We asked if we could take the Branch's picture
for our mission history. 107 were in attendance.

 




The youth there today. 


The young primary children.


The younger children's class


Two girls that missed our picture earlier. 


This little one is adorable


         President Clayton teaching the third hour.


President Clayton began, like he always does to 
ask the class to each stand and introduce themselves.
To tell him their name, how long they
have been a member, and one interesting
thing about themselves.  This sweet man
wrote those three questions on his hand,
so he wouldn't forget them.





Hermana Dominquez, Hermana Calixto,
Elder Salgado, and Elder Price.


Thank you Elder Price for translating for me
today and for playing the piano. :) 


We dropped the Elders off at their comida 
appointment, and met the hermana's
after their comida to show us their apartment.
We have seen the Elders apartment, but
had not seen the hermana's little house.  


 These two faithful hermana's walked quickly 
 to the church, to meet back up with us.


They were dripping with the heat of the day
as they got in our car. 
I love these two sister's so much!


Here is 
Hermana Calixto and Hermana Dominguez's  
little house.

Us by their front gate.


By their front door  


Their back porch where they do their
laundry. 





President always likes to look at their 
desks and area maps. 


I absolutely loved this note hanging above their 
front door. 

'Don't forget to look up and see
what heaven sees in you'!