Sunday, October 27, 2013

Week Fifty-Three--Transfer Week

Transfer week is always exciting.  First our dear  missionaries go home as their time is completed, then the new batch of missionaries come and receive orientation, and then everyone goes to new areas.  This transfer Elder Dinkel had all the apartments ready and furnished by Thursday--one day before they were occupied.  That is record we are proud of!  Hooray!!!
 President and Sister Balledos invited us to their lovely house on Tuesday for lunch.  This is their back yard beach view.
                                                                        The Dinkels
                                         The Fullmers (mission secretary and supply manager)
                                         By a nipa hut dining spot in their back yard.
 President Balledos took this picture of us holding the coconuts.  We've held up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  Why not?
                               Elders so proud of their creativity in hanging the welcome sign.

                                               One efficient way to compact trash!
 Transfer Elders.  They save Elder Dinkel's back much strain, and we are thankful for them.
                     New missionaries arriving--2 1/2 hours late because their bus broke down.

                                Getting all the luggage ready to go where it needs to be. . .
                        New missionaries playing games--Minute to Win It.  So fun!

                                                     Finally getting to eat dinner.
 This is our little neighbor boy.  He loves the car, and comes running whenever we leave or come home, and tries to get in the car.  He's darling!
                          Friday missionaries with new companions, going to new areas.  So fun!
                                                  Most are packed in like sardines.

                                    Elder Dinkel hiding behind a tree. . .well, almost!

 Riding home from the Church in a trike.  Below is my trike driver. . .well, you can almost see him!

                                  Transfer Elders eating a well-deserved lunch with us.
This is fresh lumpia I made today.  It's grated carrots, jicama, onions, garlic in a crepe-like wrapper lined with fresh lettuce.  It's really quite good.  Who knew you could cook jicama!  They do it a lot here, but they call it sacamas.

Anyway, that was our week in pictures.  Thanks for looking, and hope you have a great week.

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