Elder y Hermana Wetzel,
serving in the Guatemala, Retalhuleu Mission
|The lobby at the entrance to the|
Missionary Training Center.
|With Sonja Tokarski, of Silverton, who was headed to Italy.|
|Pres. Ruiz with his wife, and newest missionaries.|
Do we look hot? Well, you should put on a suit in 90 degree weather!
|The chapel in Coatepeque where we will be for 18 months.|
We live in Coatepeque. Been traveling by foot, mini bus, and taxi for 2 weeks. We will get a car in 3 weeks.
An interesting thing here are the names. Nobody uses their last name: Brother Alex, or Sister Mari. There are a lot of English names. On the high council and bishops \there is Walter, Babington, Jimy, Angel. In our ward we have Alex, Daniel, William, Nancy, Susi, Bryan, Byron, and others. I am curious why.
They sell things by the pound here. I have yet to see a kilo sign.
The use small mini vans for taxis. They are like a Toyota Previa. Behind the driver there are 4 bench seats. And they pack them in. I try to avoid the back seat cause my knees go thru the seat in front of me.
The Catholic Church is not very strong, but there are tons of little Evangelical churches - like 2 on every block.
The dam is plenty wide for one person.
This is a mini bus. We got 20 people in one the other day. 4 were hanging out the door.
Like this ☺ There are probably 15 more people inside.
I really like these trees. They are called "Palo Blanco" - white stick. They grown very tall, above most other trees.
They have dark red poinsettas planted around the temple.
Looking the opposite direction over Quetaltenango.
Here are 2 Elders getting in a TukTuk. Our grandson sent us a "Flat Stanley" for us to take around with us. It would be nice to have a TukTuk to get around in.
We are in the land of bananas. One of our grandsons sent us a Flat Stanley. We we are with a banana plant that has bananas
|2 Elders walking the streets of their area. You can see the rows of mostly flat rock for the cars and motos to drive on. In between it is hard on my feet ☺|