Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dinner at our Stake President's home...

It was raining when we gathered in front of the apartment complex after the broadcast and piling into the temple van, and one couple rode with Los López as they guided us to their home about 10 minutes from the temple grounds.
I had taken photos of everyone else, so they took a photo of us just as the dishes had been cleared.  Notice the bright, colorful tablecloth.

Gladis is telling us about her early life on her Mom and Dad's dairy  farm in El Salvador. Gladis's 6 brothers and 4 sisters all learned how
 to work when they were young.
 Sister Wall and Sister Gibbons are working very hard at studying Spanish. They are understanding more all the time.
 Hermanas Kitley and Thompson are also studying Spanish and coming right along. The four Elders learned Spanish on their first missions: Elder Wall--Central America; Elder Gibbons-Uruguay; Elder Kitley-Argentina; Elder Thompson-Colombia.

Walt went out to the patio to help Presidente López grill the carne--lomo aguja, which Elder Kitley told us is like a rib roast cut.
This little gal was cooking the homemade tortillas when we arrived.
Hermana López must have spent most of the day cooking because her red beans, rice with corn, homemade salsa and homemade tortillas were delicious...

...but her homemade flan was the best Walt and I have ever had!

Presidente Jaime López is our Stake President. He is also our Temple Recorder. His darling wife, Gladis, and he invited us and our 4 Sr. Couple Temple Missionaries to dinner at their home last Saturday after the General Relief Society broadcast.
She had a colorful buffet of typical San Slavadoran food, which we all enjoyed.  We had a delightful evening with them sharing fun stories about each other's lives.
Their three sons are studying in the states: Eduardo at U. of Utah, Omar at BYU, and Diego is a senior in high school in New York, living with an of his Mom's 6 brothers.
This photo of Presidente López with his three sons was taken when they were here visiting for the Temple Open House and Dedication.
President López showed us his favorite photo of his three boys.

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