The missionaries wrote their weekly emails.
We had some yummy Honey Lime Enchiladas, thanks to my mom for sending some key ingredients.
Hermana Trone and Elder Sarango handwriting letters
There were some very serious games of chess,
Jenga Tetris Mexican Train
And several games of good old UNO.
Elder Tanner's birthday was the next day, but we celebrated as a group. He requested Boston Creme Pie. I had never made one before, but I must say my first attempt was quite delicious.
Happy 21st Birthday, Elder Tanner!
Hermana Larsen, Elders Larsen, Sarango, Thunell, Hermana Irigoyen, Elder Hansen, Wiltbank, Bybee, Hermana Trone, Elders Maxfield and Dyer
We walked outside with the missionaries as they headed down our street to the bus stop. With their backpacks on, I felt like we were sending our kids off to school. Instead, we were sending them off to participate in the great work of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
On Tuesday, we had piano lessons, English classes, and afterwards Family Home Evening. Since it was Elder Tanner's birthday, Hermana Trone made brownies and we had ice cream as well. Elder Tanner looks happy, so hopefully it was a good birthday.
We also watched this video which is one of our favorites. (My attempt to attach a video did not work last week. I am trying again.) It depicts Christ's role as our Mediator. How grateful I am for our Savior and for the precious gift of His atoning sacrifice.
Old-fashioned American brownies are a favorite with these young adults.
Fabio and Dario
Thursdays are very busy now. We have an adult Institute class in the morning with a piano lesson afterwards. We have time to run home for a bite to eat and head back to the church for five more piano lessons before English classes start. Then we have another adult Institute class that night. Attendance at my English classes is booming. People are back from summer vacations and we have had several new people join us. We also had a total of 13 adults that attended Institute classes on Thursday. We are enjoying the opportunity to learn together with these good people.
Here are a few of our young adults who attended Institute on Friday night.
Maria, Sara, Aida
Johan, Fran, Josué, Andres
I cooked all day Saturday, making barbecue chicken sliders, chicken enchiladas, seven layer dip, chocolate peanut butter cookies, banana bread, and cinnamon rolls. The cinnamon rolls were a special request from Omar, and they are loved by all of the young adults. (No photos!) The food was for a going-away party for Omar. He will leave for his mission in two weeks. He is serving in the Spain Madrid Mission. If we are visiting on the peninsula, we might have an opportunity to see him again. We are so happy to have these young people leave to serve missions, but it is sad to know that we will not be here when they return.
We love it when we get to have both or our young adult groups together!
Andres, Omar, Johan
Fabio, Xoimara, Josué, John
Yasmina, Elder Larsen, Dario
Aida, Denisse, Sara, Kinberly, Ruth
Not too sure if some of the techniques that were used on the limbo are allowed!
A fun night with a wonderful group of young adults!
Sawyer, Sophie, Cascia, Steve, Cooper
Do I have the cutest grandchildren?