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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Las Brisas Branch Conference

 Sunday was our  Las Brisas Branch Conference in Manzanillo.
 President coordinated our Manzanillo zone interviews to follow, on Monday.
We love coming to Manzanillo!
This weekend has been pretty interesting, as Sunday morning, we woke up to the buffetings of Hurricane Earl.
Earl was tracked in the western Caribbean on August 2nd, and hit landfall in Belize, then it slammed Guatemala, and then the heavy rains hit Veracruz Mexico.  Thankfully, it weakened to a tropical storm as it progressed down the pacific coastline.  Here in Manzanillo, we saw terrific winds and pounding rain.  It was quite the adventure for President and I on Sunday morning.
Here are some of the things we experienced and saw as we drove over to church.

President leaving to go get the car.

Our drive over to the church building
from our hotel.

These 7 people braved the storm and came
to church this morning.
The Las Brisas Branch President Alfredo Torres 
is on the far right and his wife and daughters are
 in between them.
The young sister on the second row, far right,
Sister Thiare del Rosario Olea Garcia,
has her mission call to Guatemala and will be
leaving in September.

What faithful Elders.
Elder Guerrerio and Elder Sanchez, who cover
the Manzanillo Branch and the Las Brisas Branch.
The Manzanillo Branch met at 9 am Sunday morning,
the the Elders and the Branch President were the
only ones there.  They had the sacrament, and then,
 they waited for us to come to the 11:00 meeting.
What sweethearts.

This is the Branch President's little daughter,
Fatima who is 7 years old and will be baptized in
 November.  She is all set with her umbrella to
go back out into the rain after church.

Outside the church window

We took a drive after church around Manzanillo.

Along the coastline

The light in our hotel room began dripping 
onto our bed.  #no worries.