Happy 12th Birthday Lila Bean, we love you!
|Lila Marie Russ|
|I Know The Scriptures Are True|
|Activities the children did during the year.|
|The churches always have flowers for special occasions. These were perfect!|
The girls had headbands with red yellow and blue, the boys had blue bow ties and they all had a paper pendant they wore.
|My little friend Jaru in the blue shirt on the right. Notice the cute headbands with the Primary colors.|
|Sister Valdivia and her daughter|
|Jaru Salazar and her Valdivia cousin.|
We went across the street and hiked toward the mountain. As we hiked, we saw a guy in a red hoodie walking his dog around the undeveloped ruins. Wayne and I couldn't believe how neat these ruins were. They were just there and in their rough state. Wayne mentioned that It would be funny if we ran into the Ripples. The Ripples want to explore and see this neat place we're living. About 5 minutes after Wayne said that, the Ripples came walking over a hill. It was just funny.
The guy in the red hoodie told us it was dangerous where we were going and he offered to go with us and the Ripples to keep us where it was safe. We ended up on the top of a big mountain, ruin and we could see 360 degrees. We could see farm land with beautiful crops. We could see in all directions. It was amazing. We hiked toward La Esperanza and walked past many acres of farms. We saw avocado's growing on trees, asparagus, madacuya, corn, cows, and we saw some women with sheep. We finally arrived back home just as it was getting dark. It was a great walk. Brother Ripple took a few pictures, once he shares them I will add them to the post. Next time, I will take my phone for pictures of my own.
Peter Ripple emailed the pictures he took, they don't capture how beautiful and grand it was, but I'm so thankful for them.