Sat 13 Sep
What a neat day we had today! Curtis had us visiting members all day. Some were long time Church members and some were brand new converts. Each visit was very special and everyone has been so gracious and friendly. We took taxis to most of the appointments but we also did some walking. I felt like I was on my mission again.
The taxis are basically half of the cars on the streets with a little green lit up TAXI sign in the windshield. You just hold out your hand and one pulls over and gives you a ride.
This evening we met the Mission President and his wife and daughter. We went to dinner with them and had pizza. They were so complimentary of Curtis and so were the members. He is well liked here.
We decided (well, Curtis decided for us) to take the bus trip to Puerto Quijarro. We are on the bus now about to take a 10-hour overnight trip. It's nice. Reclining seats, A/C, and even WiFi!
We will attend church in Puerto Quijarro tomorrow and visit families and maybe cross the border into Brazil.
The Flores family was a visit today that will forever be engrained in my memory. Curtis and his companion were their first missionaries and they were baptized two days after he was transferred. This was Curtis' first area. They had hardly anything in the way of possessions and lived in very humble circumstances and yet they just expressed nothing but gratitude. The mom cried and cried about Curtis leaving. The dad cried too and he stood at his gate watching us walk away. I looked back and could see him wipe his tears. They were so grateful for Curtis, the missionaries, and the gospel. It has changed their lives and they were such a sweet family.