Saturday, June 29, 2013

Trip to Pasto

In May we went to Zone Conferences with Princes.  Usually several zones met together, for example, Tuluá, Zarzal, Buga and the two Palmira zones met in Palmira.  A lot of traveling for the missionaries but less travel for the President and his group.  We gave two short presentations about budgeting and records.  Elder Oliver got their attention when he said he had been asked to show them how to get to the end of the month before the end of the money.  I used scriptures to show how the Lord feels about records, how we should feel in order to please the Lord.  We read D y C 20:82 (emphasizing that Christ asked for a list of all new members since the last conference), Moroni 6:4 (why write the names of all the new members), and D y C 127:9  (keep in order all the records).  Four groups rotated between the assistants, the Olivers, the President, his wife.

It was the only time we have been to Pasto (Pasto and Ipiales zones).  We flew there, through Bogotá.  Bogotá is northeast of here and Pasto is almost directly south.  One the way home no planes were leaving Pasto because of clouds.  We had a zone conference the next day, Saturday, in Cali.  So...the taxi that took us to the airport, about a 20 minute drive, took us to Cali instead, about 8 hours.

Steep canyons and clouds.  We couldn't see the famous volcano above Pasto for the same reason there were no flights out of Pasto--thick cloud cover.

Hills above Pasto from the chapel.

Leaving Pasto.

River way down there.

Steep mountain and canyons.

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