One of the things I wanted to bring back from Utah while we were there for Emily and Scott's wedding was my camera. I didn't bring one because Charlie does such a good job of taking pictures and he had his phone to take pictures. So many times I would think "Oh I would like a picture of that".
So I took my camera with me to La Cancha. With my recovering wrist it wasn't very easy to take pictures, so I took one or two here and there.
As our time to leave has drawn closer, I realize the pictures I really want are of our dear friends that I serve with in the temple or from our ward, etc. So this blog is dedicated to them, our dear Bolivian friends.
|Hna. Sandoval, me, and Hna. Orosa|
|Hna. Cruz, Hna. Rivas, Hna. Hinojosa, Hna. Soliz|
|Hna Tarqui and me|
|Me and Hna Mamani|
|Hna Guaman and los Lyons|
|Hna Urquidi and Hna De La Fuente|
Hna. De La Fuente was my first teacher here. She has worked in the temple since it first opened in 2000. She knows her stuff and makes sure we all know ours too. I appreciate her teaching and friendship.
A darling couple.
Is this a cute couple or what? So devoted and faithful.
Another sweet temple working couple.
|Me and Eva Cruz at church|
Hna Eva does not have the use of her left side due to a stroke. She lives alone and is very faithful in coming to church every week as well as to the temple regularly. She has to leave her home very early to get to church by 8 am taking two trufi taxis. Often times she leaves her hair till she gets to church and someone like me can help her do it (which I love doing). She has very thick beautiful hair. When she saw this picture she was so surprised at how white it is.
|A darling brother and sister in front of the temple fountain|
This little boy on the left kept poking his head through the temple door, so I went out and asked him if I could take his picture. He giggled and when his big brother came to see who he was talking to, I asked if I took take his picture too. So here they are, aren't they handsome?
|Percy Avilla in the Garita (guard station)|
Charlie re-baptized him when he was 12 (his records were lost and he was ready to receive the Priesthood). He is the son of Hermana Elva Lopez
|Ivana "Bebita"and her mother Elva Lopez|
When Charlie was on his mission Ivana was about 3 or 4 and everyone called her Bebita. Here she is all grown up with her mother Elva Lopez.
|Our Sunday School Class|
|Rene Cabrera - Temple Recorder and dear friend|
One of the temple employees that can be found everywhere doing every kind of work.
|Keven Peredo - Assistant registrar|
|Hermano Leaño and Hermano Fernandez|
Good faithful temple workers
|Hermano Freddie Quiroga and Hermano Lyon|
A good worker and good friend.
I love to hear Hno Garay pray. He is from Chile and has a very unique accent, and he prays with feeling.
|Aymaristas from El Alto|
|The Chavez family and friends|
The boys in the picture below are the bishop's children. The boy in the middle beautifully sang "Love One Another" while the ward choir hummed. Charlie accompanied the choir and I got to sing with them. Hno Chavez was the choir director.
|Me and Hna. Michel|
|Hno. y Hna. Coca|
Ok. I could go on. There are so many more dear friends that I would like to introduce you to, but this will have to do. Aren't they beautiful people? I am so grateful to have been able to get to know and work with such wonderful, faithful, devoted, inspirational people. We have come to love them dearly they will forever be in our hearts.