domingo, 15 de julio de 2012

Tupiza District Temple Trip June 2012

This is the inside of the train car.  Our seats were on the left second from
the back.  We road 14 hours at night.  We got on the train at 6:30 pm
and reached Oruro at about 9:30 am the next morning.
The man with his thumbs up is our District President, President Huarachi.
You can see the seats were really pretty comfortable.
This is a view of the train.  We were second car from the end.
LLoyd looks ok after a night of train riding.
This is the bus we took to Cochabamba. We road 6 hours.
It was comfortable but they had a TV with a movie and it
was really loud.  
This is Wilson and Eppy Soza their family was sealed.
Lloyd and Kristie
President and Christy Dyer
This is the whole Soza family.  Adam and Alan are their two sons.
This is Hector and Paola Ricaldi
They were married on June 27 in the Temple.
Hector doesn't look real happy in this picture, but he was.
Guadlupe Torres went to the temple for her own endowments.
She is from the Quiriza Branch.  
Guadlupe had her husband sealed to her the next day.
She asked Lloyd to be the proxy for him.
That was a very special experience.

Luz Dary Martinez and son Dorius.  She attened the temple for the
first time also.  Isabel and Diogenes Martinez are long time members
of the Quiriza Branch.  Diogenes was the first Branch President in Quiriza.

Guadalupe Torres and Isabel Martinez.  Great lamanite women.
Louisa Flores from Quiriza Branch.
She was one of the first members in Quiriza.

Elder Bradshaw was so happy to be at the temple with these good sisters.
This is a poinsette tree on the temple grounds.  It was full of blooms
but the tree has lost most of its green leaves.  
This is the bus we rode all the way home.  We got on in Cochabamba at
3 pm Friday  and arrived in Tupiza at 6:30 am Saturday.  It is a double
decked.  Our seats were on this side second from the front.
You could watch the road but we mostly looked out the side.
It was a long ride but we were able to sleep a little.

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jueves, 12 de julio de 2012

Service Day Part 2 Condori Family

The Condori family has a farm in a small town calle Tithoya.  The mother and three
older children are baptized.  Her husband, Wilder and 2 other children, Elvis 9 yrs old
and Mayra 12 are being taught the missionary lesson by Lloyd  and Elders
from Tupiza. Lloyd and I spent an afternoon helping them plant garlic.
We planted the sets of garlic and Lloyd is now spreading goat manure on
the rows.
Here we are sacking the manure to take to the field in wheelbarrows.
Their daughter-in-law who is 6 month pregnant is doing the shoveling.
Nelva is helping us.  She is their youngest child.
This is Nelva Condori.  In July she will be 4 years old. She was
having fun playing on the pile of goat manure.
It was just a little ways to take the sacks to the planted field.
The first field has been plowed.  Corn was planted there earlier this year.
The field beyond the trees is where we planted the garlic.
After the fertilizer was spread.  They used a one blade plow pulled by a
burro and led by someone to make a furrow and cover the garlic sets
with soil.  This is Ivan their oldest son and his wife, Soladia.
The mountains looking to the southeast of the field.  It is winter so some
of the trees are not green.  The mountains have such different colors and
rugged shapes.
Elder Bradshaw helped feed the cows.  A bundle of dried corn is their feed.
We had a good afternoon  helping this family.
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Service Day Part 3 w/ Elders

The four Elders serving in Tupiza and the Bradshaws had an opportunity
to help Luis from the Tupiza Branch haul some lumber.  A large tree
had been cut down and sawed into pieces for hauling.
Our Zone leaders, Elder Hertler and Bertola carry a very heavy piece to the
turck.  The wood was green and that made it heavy.
Elder Bertola wanted his picture taken with the cows out in the field. The beautiful
mountains behind make this a great picture.
There was enough wood to make a good load.
Luis is a furniture builder so this wood is valuable.
With the truck as close as they can get it.  They all started to load up the lumber.
Many hands make for an easier job.
Elders Schwarz and Bertola.  Great missionaries!!!!
It didn't take these good men long to get it all loaded and on the way to Luis's home.
The unloading was easy.  The truck dumped it out pretty close to Luis's house.
A good job done.  Elders Hertler and Bertola.
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Trip to Tupiza May 2012 Part 2

Another view of the country out of Potosi. 
If  you look closely at the llama's ears.  You will see they have bright colored
cloth tied to them.  That is the way they can tell which llama belong to whom.
There are two pink flamingos in the pool of water.  
We gave this man a ride to Uyuni.  He was walking along the road out of
Potosi.  He said his brother was in the hospital and very sick.  Lloyd gave
him a Book of Mormon.  He showed us his Bible that he had with him.  He
said he read it often.
The road sign out of Potosi.  Only 208 Km to Tupiza.  
Our pickup stopped about 20 miles out of Uyuni and would not start.  This
is where we were until some members from Uyuni helped us.  .
We had our prayers answered this day.

This is not a good place to have engine trouble.  As you can see we are out in
the middle of the deseret. The only thing around was a herd of llamas and
a little lady herding them with her slingshot.
These are the good people that helped us get the pickup running again.
Cristo Calcina his son Isaac,  Mariel Montoya and her husband Jose Velasquez ( the
branch president in Uyuni). It cost us 50 cents to fix the truck.
Isaac and Heyli Calcina.  Their father helped us fix the pickup.
I just gave them a piece of candy.  That is why Isaac's jaw
looks full.  He wanted me to listen to him count to 10 in English.
The children are special here in Bolivia.
We stayed in this very nice hotel  in Uyuni.
The Samay Wasi Hotel.
Some of the country out of Uyuni.
An interesting rock formation and they are growing some kind of rice piled in
the field to dry.
A little slower way of traveling, but it beats walking.
I loved this sign when we saw it.  It makes us laugh now, but the road was
pretty steep. 
The road was long and dusty.
The corn has been cut by hand and stalked to dry.

We made in to Tupiza this is on top of a taxi here.
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