We will be returning to Renton Washington
May 19th 2011.

Our Homecoming Report in the Soos Creek Ward will be
June 12, 2011

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Visit from the Parents of Elder Richard Jones

This is a Uruguayan version of a BBQ. They build a fire on the elevated grates on the left hand side and as the wood burns down the coals fall through the grate at which time they are moved over to the area under the elevated grate on the right hand side. This is were the cooking takes place. The total process takes about 3 hours. It is very hot, smokey and time consuming. The meat cooks fine and tastes great once you finally get it done. You have to be careful not to run out of coals before your meat is cooked. It takes some practice and patience but it is kind of fun! Here we are preparing chicken for Elder Richard Jones and his parents that came to pick him up from the mission. This is the lunch we held for Elder Jones and his parents. Of course the Elders got to participate and enjoy the meal also. Left to Right, Janice Hegerhorst, Sandy Jones, Dr. Robert Jones, Elder Jones, Elder Delbar and Elder Caufield

While the Jones's were in Uruguay they visited many of the areas that Elder Jones served in. La Paloma was the last area he served. They visited some of the members in La Paloma. Here they are visiting Ruben Bica. Doctor Jones was able to help Ruben understand why and how to control his blood sugar for his diabetics. It has been a few weeks since the visit and he is doing a bit better. We hope it will continue!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cooking Lessons, General Conf,, Party for Elder Jones

Janice giving cooking lessons to Ruben. Here they are making a pot of vegetable chicken soup. Ruben loves soup and chicken so it was natural to combine them and give him both!
Watching General Conference in a room in the Church in Rocha. There was a small TV and it was broadcast in English. The sessions were live but with the time difference the Saturday morning session started at 1PM and the afternoon session at 5 PM and the Priesthood session at 9PM. We then caught the 11:30PM bus as was home at 12:30AM. Then Uruguay had a time change so we lost an hour. Sunday Morning session started at 2PM and the afternoon session at 6PM and we were on the 8PM bus for La Paloma. Conference was great! Left to Right: Elder Richard Jones, Elder Woods, Elder Stapley, Elder Hegerhorst (standing) Hermana Alicia Taylor, Elder Curtis Merritt, Elder David Delbar, Elder Wheeler.
Baby green parrots in a nest about 40 feet above ground.
Between the sessions of General Conference we had a baptism. Sheila was baptized. She visits her Grandmother in our Branch almost every Sunday and she wanted to be baptized and her parents said that would be great. They are not members but have seen that she loves to attend and the good that the Gospel has brought into the lives of their other relatives. Janice wants to put her in a suitcase and bring her home with us!
A few of the Branch members at a going away party for Elder Richard Jones. Elizabeth hosted the party and we had a great time! She always makes way to much food but it is always awesome.
The Branch did a service project for the City of La Paloma. 11 people participated and we all had a great time.
The city of La Paloma has an old house that they want to convert into a place where they provide meals and food to people. We helped them clean out the trash so they could start the renovations to the building.