Hole digging and met the President

Below you see us walking in the morning to go meet the President.  It was great meeting them!  We had a very formal meeting.  We all individually presented ourselves, then the President and his wife spoke.  President Perez seems to be a simple and great man. He is a convert at the age of 20.  He had hair down to his waist (I want to see a picture of that).  He met his wife in institute, who is also a convert, at the age of 15.  They have 3 kids in total, all married and faithful in the church. The President’s job has been social work.  I didn’t take a picture with them yet!  But I did take a picture of the new mission offices set up in the Santa Fe stake center.

The night before we went to meet the President and Sister Perez we performed service by digging a huge hole!  Probably the best service I’ve ever done.  It reminded me of my big brothers when they were kids and dug a huge hole for the fun of it.  After the service we were treated to some hot chocolate and the daughter of the family played and sang North American music.  We took a picture with the family  It’s a pity we don’t have them in our branch here in Galvez!

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We also had another Family Home Evening as a branch this week.  It went well because an investigator with her family showed up.  The old lady in front that you see is Electra.  She is a member, a very sweet woman.  She loves to learn english, loves visits, and used to be a professor, loves to learn from the Book of Mormon.  When we visit her it’s always a joy.  The lady behind Electra is Sister Mariel, she is the most faithful member of the branch.  A part from us missionaries, the branch president, his wife, and the counselor, Mariel is what keeps Galvez going.  She serves us lunch every week, the only member of her family, has a deep testimony and is amazing.  Blessings for Mariel!  We love her.  And behind is the investigator (at the back left in purple and glasses eating) and her family.  She reads the Book of Mormon and has come to church a couple of times, but she’s holding off baptism for now.
And the other pic is of us cooking lunch.  In this lunch we have milanesas (meat covered in flour, oregano, and grained bread…fried), and papas fritas (french fries).  “A nutritious choice for your every day meal.”
Today, a couple sent us a text message deciding not to receive us anymore.  We are trying hard to find new and more investigators!  “Aaaaall part of the shoooooow!” :D
Love you all! Have a great week!
Elder Orme

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