March 1, 2017
We had the wonderful opportunity to share the afternoon with the Quintqnilla family and friends as they welcomed Elder Jeffrey Quintanilla home from his mission. We went to the Palermo chapel at 1:00 pm where Elder Jeffrey met with President Valdivia for an interview and was released as a missionary. It was so fun to see him walk in teh church with many friends and family there to greet him.
|Jeffrey Quintanilla |
|Sister Tierado and Sister Quintanilla|
|After the blessing and little meeting in the chapel, we all went to the stake presidents office where the cooler was going and we were able to take pictures.|
|Brother Quintanilla removing his son's missionary badge. It was a tender moment. It's always hard for missionaries who return to take the missionary badge off after wearing it for 2 years. It was a sweet moment.|
|Jeffrey with his mom and dad|
|Samir - Diego - Brother Quintanilla - Elder Jeffrey - Sister Quintanilla - Kira|
|The group taking the pictures|
Notice Wayne there a head above the rest.
|Jeffrey and Sister Haro|
|Sister Valdivia and Jeffrey|
|Brother and Sister Haro with Jeffery|
|Jeffrey with his Uncle, the Bishop, Brother and Sister Meza|
|Brother and Sister Tierado with Jeffrey Brother Tierado is in the Stake Presidency|
|President Tierado and President Valdivia|
|Elder and Sister Haws with Elder Quintanilla|
|President and Sister Valdivia's daughter|
This was a special time for us. We have been friends with the Quintanilla family since we got to Trujillo. They have treated us like part of their family. When Brother Quintanilla was in the chapel and giving Elder Quintanilla a blessing, Jeffrey asked if Wayne would please stand in with them. It was kind of neat and a big honor to be asked to participate. The only ones participating in the blessing was Brother Quintanilla, President Valdivia, Bishop Meza and Wayne. It was pretty neat.
After we left the church we went to the Quintanilla home and were fed a wonderful lunch. I made brownies in my big cookie tray and everybody loved them. These are pictures from the lunch at their house.
It was such a nice afternoon. We are so blessed to know these wonderful members of the church! They are our good friends!