Front row l-r: Margarita, Llaneley, Judith, Romando (new student), Edwardo
Back row l-r: Sailor, me, Thomas, Candido & (High Counselor) Russ
We teach English to a group of Spanish people who live in the area. Anyone is welcome, they don't have to be affiliated with this Church, they just have to want to learn English. It is a Church program called the Daily Dose. We meet every Sunday and every Wednesday at 7 pm. After they finish 12 lessons, we give them a certificate with their name, the Branch President's signature and the date, stating they have completed a group of lessons.
We had a Fiesta tonight with the presentations of the certificates and some refreshments. There were three new people who came tonight. One is a former student whose work prevented him from attending until tonight. He is back. Two others are brand new. They are all very sweet and shy. I really have grown to love them all. One in the picture was brand new, but he had his picture taken with the group. How sweet is that?
All promised to attend next Wednesday. What a rewarding Church calling. I get to serve with my sweetheart Husband and I get to serve some of the nicest people. The other "gringo" in the picture is the High Counselor over this program in our Stake. He is an amazing man. He shows up almost every time. The Stake President's 2nd Counselor also comes quite often and once in a while the Branch President comes as well. It is a quiet calling. With not too much recognition or attention. Most people in the Ward don't even know what we do, but if we get to serve these few people, who are the Lord's children in this quiet corner of the vineyard, I am happy. It helps me to count my blessings when I get to know these humble people who are eeking out a living working at the egg plant or a dairy, yet they are so happy. I feel so blessed.