We visited with about 75 missionaries for 20 minutes each this week. We'll do the other 40 during the next few days. This is special time for us! We get to see how much they've grown and learned over the last six weeks. Some of the growth is truly amazing. More than the ability to speak the language, it's the ability to look people in the eye with great big smiles on their faces and share what they love. They are learning to live with someone else and mature as young adults. We are so amazed at the good things going on here!
Without much dialogue, here are a bunch of pictures of our missionaries:
Some of the pictures might seem a little blurry. We didn't use the selfie stick and this old man was a little shaky! We believe all the smiles were real! We truly loves these young people.
On Saturday, we were able to participate in the dedication of a new building. It is truly a beautiful building. We got to spend more time with a few of our missionaries and local leaders and to participate in the ribbon cutting. The local mayor, the welfare commissioner for this area of the city and other local and church dignitaries participated.
For the things we saw this week, here's an area that will be blossoming soon. I hope to have a follow up picture in a few weeks when the blossoms are in full bloom.
All the kids will remember seeing this movie in the US. Busses do a lot of advertising around here.
Finally, I had to share the beauties of spring from the morning run. It is like this all over the city. Traffic is slow sometimes just because folks are amazed by all the colors. If you can ignore the labored breathing, you can enjoy the colors. It was a spectacular morning.