Saturday, June 15, 2013

Faithful Guatemalans

This is the gas station on the way to the temple and CCM. It gets robbed all the time, we just learned there was a murder there, and on the left side is the busy highway where they pull in. They pump the gas and there are security guards all over there. We have almost been hit several times because they don't slow down when they pull in, and if they hit you, they'd probably honk for you to get out of the way! That's the back of our apartment building on the right. We are about a city block from there.

This is how the members travel to the temple from far away because the public transportation is too dangerous. We talked to a youth leader tonight at the gas station... They came for baptisms and were getting little snacks for the ride home in the bus for two hours! Wards and stakes come on these buses. too from even farther. One group left at 1:00 in the morning and got there about noon for the sessions and were there all afternoon. They drove home afterwards.

This is a group of people lined up to come in the single front door to the temple... Sometimes the line goes around the front and there are always people on the lawns. Sometimes a mom will come to do a session, bring a boy to do baptisms, and a little boy will wait quietly in the lobby for them to finish! Sometimes they come right from work on public transportation... So faithful!

I  told Dad, "We'll probably get shot for taking their picture!" They were not happy!

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