Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Amazon Jungle

Nosotros tenamous fotos nuevo por ustedes a mira a.

The Mission President opened up a new area in the mission and created a branch in Coca. This is a city of about 80,000 people that is located Southeast of Quito about 300 miles. It sits on the edge of the Amazon Jungle.

There are two rivers that go around the city. They are the Napo River and The Coca River. These two rivers converge into one and then empty into the Amazon River about a 100 miles East.

We have two Elders in Coca and the President asked us to fly over and find an apartment for them and to furnish it.

These pictures are of our adventure over there and in a small way tell the story of what we seen.

The branch is small, about 60 members and the meetings are held in a house that was donated to the Church by a very wealthy man whose wife is a member. Our meeting on Sunday was very humble. Hermana Curtis offered prayer in two meetings and I offered prayer in one meeting.

September Events

We finally got our attachment back on for our E-Mail so now we can attach photos.

We have more volcanos, pictures of our missionaries at work and here at our apartment for dinner. They do like to wear my hats. Pictures of Banos a little city that sits in the bottom valley with volcanos all around, A man pulling taffy, One of our Senior missionaries eating Qwee (Guinea Pigs this is a delicacy here in Ecuador. How could anyone eat our pets) Also you see them how they are cooked. Also, many more photos. No we are not on vacation down here. We work an average of 10-12 hrs. a day and travel 75% of our time to cities all over in Northern half of Quito. Next week we are going to La Coca which is on the edge of the Amazon Jungle to find an apartment and furnish it for two missionaries that just started there. We will send you pictures of that when we get back.