Monday, March 18, 2013

Teaching the Elders to Respect their Elders 

We have been assigned to a small city in the Andes Mountains next to Chile.  Scott will be the branch president as we try to grow the branch from it's current attendance of fifteen.  The area has been closed for three months so if we can get it up and running President Lovell will send out other missionaries to help us.  We hope to have extra missionaries by the end of April.  Some of our members live in Chile so we are already making plans to go visit them and invite them back to church.  They say the fishing is awesome, and everyone we talk to tells us how lucky we are to go to this little Welsh city in the mountains where there are beautiful lakes and such.  We are expecting it to be very cold.  There are actually some ski resorts that are not too far away. It will be an eleven-hour drive to get there.

We should get our car tomorrow.  Right now there is only one other working car in the mission - President & Sister Lovell's Toyota Forerunner.  We are hoping for a Sequoia!  We would be happy with a Yugo...

We have had excellent food.  Two days ago we thought we would try a little steak and it has to be one of the best we have ever had.  The pastries are also very good.

Today is our P-day so we are going to wash our clothes and shine our shoes.....and go to Walmart!  We will probably buy an empanada or something.  So far all of the dogs have hair and are super nice.  Never seen such well-behaved dogs.  Nor have we seen a single spider or insect!  This is a very clean place.  I arm wrestled the APs yesterday and gave them a lesson or two.  In the photo you will see that President Lovell caught us in the kitchen....


  1. LOVE the family blog! I have read up on all of you and it looks like you are having the adventure of a life time! Glad you arrived safely and get to be in such a beautiful area - I hope you get to go fishing in those beautiful lakes you talked about. We send our love!

  2. I am so glad you guys are in a Welsh city! I love Welsh, and I love you guys!

  3. We miss you guys very much and are so proud of your whole family for what they have decided to do with their lives at this time. If there is anything that we can do for you or any member of the family let us know. Love and miss you all.

  4. Scott and Ann, I can't believe your entire family is on a mission. Coolest thing ever. Funny how we are all the same age and in VERY different phases of life. :)
    My son was in the Montevideo West Mission and loved it. Also, you were in the MTC at the same time as my daughter going to Berlin. You probably didn't notice, but in some of the firesides for the entire MTC, she was involved in some of the musical numbers.
    Anyway, I wanted to tell you how great it is what you are doing!
    Tracey Bradshaw

  5. So happy to read your blog and see that there is a Walmart, good food, nice dogs, and no bugs! Yay! God bless and best of luck with the work!

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANN! Thinking of you on your special day! XOX