Sunday, November 8, 2009
Today Janice and I both spoke in Sacrament meeting. Janice had Elder Walbeck translate for her. I had written my talk in English and then put it through a translator program on the Internet and then I read it in Spanish to the congregation. President Riso of the Mission Presidency visited our branch today. He is on his way to Chuy to a priesthood conference that will be held later in the afternoon. He spoke some English so I was able visit with him.
After lunch Elder Walbeck, Espinola, Ruben and myself were picked up by President Picardo in his car and taken to Rocha to catch the bus to the Priesthood conference in Chuy. At the conference Ruben and the Leonardo were approved to have the priesthood and be ordained an Elder. After the meeting Ruben was ordained and got to help ordain others. It was a great opportunity for him. Leonardo unfortunately had to work and was unable to be at the meeting.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Today is preparation day and Elder Espinola made a dulce de leche torta (dulce de leche is similar to caramel and a torta is a cake). We had found the recipe for teriyaki on the Internet and Elder Walbeck was making teriyaki chicken for us. The teriyaki chicken turned out great the torta had too much flour in it and it was hard.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
We have been in Uruguay four months today.
Janice and I went to Leonardo and Leticia's and gave them another temple preparation class. We had a great visit with them and invited them to dinner on Thursday.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
We went with the missionaries to visit with Esther at her home. While I was there I noticed that her front door hinges were broken and the door was hard to open.
Leonardo and Leticia came to dinner and we had a great time visiting with them and getting to know them better. Janice made pineapple chicken which was a new taste for them but they seemed to enjoy it.
Friday, November 13, 2009
We went for a bicycle ride with the missionaries today and visited with Alba and Pedro. After our visit I went to Esthers house and fixed her door for her. She was very grateful. Janice and her got to visit while I was at the hardware store getting the hinges. It is very hard not being able to communicate with people.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Today we went to visit Luz and Beatina and her son Kevin. Ruben and was not feeling well because of blood sugar problems.