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

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Elder Caufield and Elder Delbar

This week we had changes and our Elders were transferred and and we now have sister missionaries in La Paloma. So just before the Elders left Elder Caufield showed me how to make donuts.

They are actually spud nuts! They were delicious on the first day when they were crispy! But the humidity gets into everything! So the next day they weren't as crispy but they were good!

I spend way to much time in this room!

It was Elder Delbars birthday the day before they were transferred! So we made fajitas and he asked for Dan's special chocolate surprise cake. The only problem we had was we didn't have any candles so we just used matches. I doesn't work to well! The matches burn out way to fast. But we were able at least to get a picture.

3 Branch Relief Society Activity in La Paloma

We had a 3 branch combined Relief society activity.
Our branch invited the 2 branches in Rocha to join us in La Paloma for a fun activity with skits and food and a visit to the beach. We were expecting maybe 20 women to come, but a bus showed up with over 30 women an children on it! Wow! It was great! We never expected such a great turn out.

One branch did a skit with an aerobic theme.

We sang some hymns.

We even had an impromptu dance to the music.

The treats were yummy! Dan and I even made sugar cookies the night before. They were a hit! It was a great time for all that attended.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Youth Activity

We had and activity for the youth in the Branch and their friends. We had 3 members of the Branch and 5 non members of the Branch attend. This was our first activity in a while the weather is starting to warm up and the sun is stay up longer. This means people are willing to come out of their houses and participate in activities.
Top row left to right: Elder Caufield Guiliana Piriz, Romina (friend of Jimena), Jimena, Romina (friend of Jimena, both friend have the same name) Elder Delbar.
Bottom row, Augustin Piriz, Gonzo (friend of Gabriel), Gabriel, (friend of Gabriel)
Janice made cinnamon twists (Tracey Graham's recipe) for treats at the activity. She also thought that a cold glass of milk would be the perfect combination. The kids asked us is the mild hot? Is it Skim Milk, you want us to drink it? We were shocked to learn that they only drink milk with hot chocolate or coffee or hot with sugar. They all looked at us like you got to be kidding. We continue to learn the customs here..... They loved the cinnamon twists and Elder Delbar got to drink about a dozen glasses of milk that Janice had poured out of the blue bag you see in the picture. He was great with that!

We taught them all how to play "Spoons" and they loved it. They did not want to stop when we tried to play other games. Some of the young men did not even bother to look at the cards as they went around the table they were just concerned about making sure they got a spoon when the person that got 4 cards in a row picked up the first spoon. It was fun to watch and play. They all wanted to come again the next week, but they all forgot. So the Elders and us played a few games of 7 up while we waited to see if anyone was coming and of course we had to indulge in some Uruguayian versions of Molasses cookies. Since they do not have molasses here we have to substitute honey for molasses and brown sugar for molasses. They have a different taste but they are still good.

A Helping Hand or La Paloma Entertainment

Here you have Elder Hegerhorst (me) pushing Ruben Bica in his wheelchair. I hold on to the handle of his wheelchair and push him while riding the bicycle. It is not to bad on the flat roads but on the hills and rough roads it get very difficult to push him this way. I like to push him this way because it is faster and I have a way back home without walking. Ruben seems to enjoy the trips and I have not scared him too badly. Although Janice decided one day that she wanted to help push on the other side. It is a bit more complicated than it looks and the next thing Ruben knew was Janice running into his wheelchair and almost causing a crash. She decided after that she would leave the pushing to me.

And there they went......