Monday, August 15, 2016

Cleaned Up

Monday morning the Marcona Elders gave up part of their p-day to come down and help us move everything out of the Nasca apartment. They were lifesavers!

The Zone Leaders had lots of pamplets that needed to be hauled out.  We didn't have boxes so the Elders just balanced them carefully as they hauled them down the stairs and loaded them in the truck.

Now it's time to unload it all at our place.

Curt worked hard to get most of it to fit in that extra bedroom with the Vista Alegre furniture.

Sisters came by and helped us rewash all those extra kitchen items before we stored them.

Since it was their p-day, they also got to spend some time on the internet.  I think you can tell by Hna Onate's face - they love hearing from their families and friends!

Wait - this is p-day, it's time for some fun !  We're heading to the Cahuachi ruins again.  The driver gave me some newspaper to put over my arm so I didn't get a sunburn during the drive there.

It was a little windy!  This little guy is Pres. Compana's grandson and his other grandpa was our driver that day. 

This little scamp has lots of energy!  He was determined I wasn't going to get a picture with him looking at the camera.

He was almost falling out of the truck and I caught him! Such a cutie!

Elders Rosario and Gutierrez posing in front of one of the larger pyramids.  The caretaker was telling me that they thought Cahuachi had been about 24 kilometers wide and included about 36 pyramids.  

A pretty small group now but we still kind of like them!

When we got back to Nasca we headed over to Vista Alegre to clean out that apartment.  I had been worried about how we were going to clean it without much water.  When we got there, the towns pump had been fixed and we had water to clean the apartment! What a sweet reminder that the Lord knows what we need and want.

Some pretty fantastic members from Vista Alegre came and helped us with the cleaning. We were grateful, it was starting to feel like it had been a very long day!

We went back the next day to finish up and double check things.

The kind of buses they have that we are grateful we don't have to always ride!  These buses run everyday from Vista Alegre to Cahuachi.  Those that live out near Cahuachi take these back and forth for school, work, shopping etc. 

Thursday it was time to scrub down the Nasca apartment.  I married a hard worker! 

The Sisters came to help us for a couple of hours.  I didn't have to crack the whip.  They really were a big help, we got a lot done and had fun.

Hna Herrera was very committed to doing a good job and even cleaned an old ball that had gotten left there.  As we were finishing up, she gave it to a little girl walking by on the street, which made the little girl and her mom very happy!

Back in Vista Alegre, Jenny had a suprise birthday party for Hna Nieves but suprise - they couldn't find her! This is our picture for her so she could know we celebrated for her. 

We had to leave early but Hna Nieves is very faithful about coming to English Class and she wasn't there so hopefully they found her and she got to celebrate her birthday with friends.  The rest of the class was going to head over when we finished up.  We still aren't completely use to the flexible timeline they have here.  When something starts at 7, it  means you can still get there at 9 and it will be fine.

A good example is a ward party Nasca had on Friday.  Curt had a skype meeting that also started at 7 so we didn't go over to the church until he was finished.  We were almost 2 hours late and the party was just getting started.  People were showing up after us.

Curt and Cesar enjoying a visit.  I don't know how they were doing much chatting with all the music and noise but they were!

Young and old alike were enjoying time dancing.

A random old broke down car that has been parked on the street since we got here. There are quite a few of these around and no one seems to be bothered that they are there.

Curt snapped a picture of the District Presidency after a meeting on Sat. Pres. Otsuka, Camacho and Avalos.  Curt is enjoying working with these good men.

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