|This is Erika Martinez she is 13 years old. The oldest child of|
Eleuterio and Petrona Martinez. There was a beautiful sunset
one evening as we finished teaching at their home in Charaja.
|This is Willian (not William) Martinez he is 10 years old and the|
second child in the Martinez family. They are standing to
the side of their home.
|This is wedding day for Eleuterio and Petrona. This is the oven by|
their kitchen. Some of the relatives had a hot fire going inside
getting ready to cook chicken and goat for the wedding dinner.
|We brought a pickup load of members of the America Branch|
to the wedding. Everyone pitched right in and began helping
the family prepare dinner. These sisters are washing lettuce.
|This is the cooking area of the kitchen. There is a large pot of soup|
cooking on the fire .Notice the wooden stool with the blue top.
They sit on these stools everywhere.
|Sister Clemencia Muide is mashing cooked white corn called mote|
on a large flat stone with another long rectangular shaped rock.
They put the mashed mote in the soup.
|Here is Petrona's sister. She is sitting on a short wooden stool on|
a dirt floor in the kitchen. They sit on these stools all the time. I
have a hard getting down that low and then standing up is just
|Eleuterio and Petrona signing the papers during the wedding ceremony.|
They do not look very happy, but they really were.
|They are exchanging rings. They look happier here. They got|
married inside their house on November 16, 2012.
|Luis Martinez,(their nephew) Elders Carhaus & Viscarra, Eleuterio, Petrona, Eleuterio's|
mother, Sister Bradshaw and Elder Bradshaw and Wilian.
|Another group picture. President Ibanez and his wife on the|
far right. We are standing in the front yard. They do not have
grass in most yards.
|All the guests ate dinner inside their house. The woman in the black|
on the right was the Justice that married them.
|The family members ate outside by the kitchen. They did not eat|
with the other guests inside. I'm not sure why.
|This was the good meal we ate. There is chicken and goat, boiled|
potato, mote (white boiled corn) and a salad with lettuce,
tomatoes and onions. We ate the goat. It was tasty and
we enjoyed the meal.