Thursday, August 29, 2013

Last Hurrah

Life was beginning to get crazy here, as we started to train our replacements and mail our Guatemalan goodies home.  We decided to invite the office missionaries for an American lunch before departing.  They enjoy Mike's chili, so he made a big pot of it and I made some cornbread to go with it.  It was fun to have some time to visit during lunch and to know they were eating well.

Elder Morrow is the new financial secretary and Mike's replacement.

Elder Lemus was only two days from leaving the mission and his replacement had everything under control.  This left Elder Lemus bored to tears; so, he kindly consented to decorate my mission "baggy".  Now I am collecting contact information and parting messages from missionaries who stop by the office before we leave.

Elder Lemus has studied graphic design and took a few rather unimpressive materials and made this very fun cover for our baggy.  Did I mention that he has a sense of humor too?

This is "The Cave" where Elder Morrow and his companion, Elder Funk live.  The watch in the left corner is designating noon, not midnight.  This depressing little apartment is about to be vacated for one more suited to their needs-like the need for sunlight.

Elder Funk is my replacement.  He is doing very well, especially considering the fact that these geese wake them at 5:30 every morning.  It's a good thing for the geese that they are behind a fence, or they might become dinner.

Things are going to get better for these guys in a day or two.

The shower was clearly not built for tall Americans.  Elder Morrow gets to practice his deep knee bends every morning in this shower.

The Santa Maria volcano takes on a different look every evening before sunset and it's always spectacular.

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