It rained each night we were there. That made the San Juan de Oro river run high and muddy. The bridge in the distance takes you to Quirisa and Chacopampa.
These two young boys are on their way to irrigate crops out of Chifloca. They are members of the Flores Family.
Awomen resting along side the road on our way to Chifloca. We offered her a cookie. She took two.
The old chapel in Chifloca. The missionaries fixed it up many years ago. They got to use it for church because they put windows and doors in it.
This is his wife and young son. They have nine children. They were a little shy about having their picture taken. We didn't get all their first names. We really hope we can visit again. They enjoyed the cookies we brought. As they visited with Lloyd and Pres. Dyer they recalled the missionaries living in Chifloca and riding horses. Lloyd and his companion baptised her parents and her husbands mother. They have since passed away.
This is their home in Chifloca. They do have electricity now and a spicket outside outside their front door with running water.
On our way to Quirisa the next day we passed these children sitting on the hillside hearding goats.
This area is down by the San Juan de Oro river. The mountains across the river are called the Catridal (Cathedral) There was a family having a picnic and playing along sandy shore.
Another picture of the Cathedral. The river is flowing along the bottom of the picture.
More rock formations by the River.
We found Diogenes Martinez and his wife still living in Chifloca. He was the first Branch President there. Here is wife is explaining to Lloyd and Pres. Dyer about her heart surgery. They are both in their 80's. They of course remember the missionaries that lived there years ago,
Sister Martinez does not have many teeth but she loved to visit with us. We are standing in her back yard. She had corn, grapes, and a few flowers growing. They don't invite you into their homes too often anywhere in Bolivia. You usually sit outside and visit.