Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Piso cleanng and some fun pictures.

You've wanted to see some of the pisos we've been cleaning. Here is one. This is the 2nd bath that Delwyn fixed but couldn't get the toilet fixed until the next Monday. He got it done and now they have another good toilet. This is a very small bathroom. The tub is what you see. It isn't big at all. You can sit on the toilet, wash your hands in the sink and clean your feet in the tub all the same time.
The main bathroom. It is bigger. The toilet paper is up there because Delwyn had to fix the paper holder and it still was drying.
This is their study room and their living room. All the cupboards in the back had very thick dust on them. We swept and mopped and dusted everything.
The other side of the living room. It is a really big room for here in Spain.
The kitchen looks much different than it did. The Elder helped me clean. I cleaned the freezer, refrigerator, oven, all the top cupboards and he cleaned the bottom bupboards and the drawers. The walls needed washed and I cleaned the stove top. The sack on the door is how the Elders do garbage. When it is full, they just take it out to the dumpsters. They have many sacks and no garbage baskets. This works for them.
The closet in their bedroom. The doors were really bad, I dusted them and they look so much better. Their vacuum doesn't work well. Not many have carpet in their pisos. This one should be replaced. It was thread bare.
The other side of their bedroom. You can see out their patio.
Elder Raban turned 21 Tuesday, so we bought him a couple of ice cream cakes to celebrate. He is one of the Assistance here. It was their p-day, that is why he is dressed the way he is.
Last p-day, President gave them permission to visit the huge soccer stadum and go on a tour. They each found a soccer shirt to ware. Elder Hadley and Elder Parry are the models of these shirts. They actually had a lot of snow last year. I'm not sure if they had a while Christmas though.
Standing: Elder Morales, Elder Bowers, Elder Hadley, Elder Rhead
bottom: Elder Raban, Elder Parry, and Elder Southwick.
The missionaries were in the office last week while I was trying to clean for our Authorities. While they were there, they gave each other these back rubs. They do it in a chain. I thought it would be fun to take their pictures. However, I only got this of Hermana Johns. The other Hermanas are behind her.
The Elders in their chain, Elder Parry sitting, Elder Lara, Elder Atkin, Elder Auerkamp, Elder Ames and Elder Pynes. They always seem to be enjoying themselves no mater what they are doing.
Elder Cairns was going home, so this is how he gave me a hug. He is from Scottland. He speaks English very well, but with a huge accent. We love him, he was in the Bilbao Mission with us. It is always a little special for us when the old Bilbao Missionaries come into the office.
The night before the Missionaries go home and the New Missionaries go into the field, they go down to the Rambla and sing. While they sing, many people stop and listen and take pictures. The Missionaries go out in the crowd and contact them. It is really fun to be a part of that.
The missionaries you see are some that were going home the next day. In the middle is President Hinckley. He has a beautiful voice. Elder Cepeda, second from the right, was also one of our Bilbao Missionaries. He was from here in Spain.
This is a better picture. Right to left: Elder Johnson, Elder Cepeda, Elder Morales, President, Elder Lindsey, and Hermana Camarero. Elders Cepeda, Morales and Hermana Camarero were all from Spain. Elder Morales left a transfer early because he had to go to Medical School.
He was an Assistant when we got here. He is a brilliant man. He learned English during his mission and he was really good. Now he has to learn Catalan because the school he is going to only teaches in Catalan. The schools here in Barcelona all speak Catalan.


heidi said...

what a great job you guys are doing cleaning and fixing up these piso's.

Danette said...

Singing could be a great introducation to the church -- as long as no one is really bad :-)! hehe That piso looks really large, maybe it is because they don't have much furniture. Are the elders not allowed to hug you one of the "mother's" on their mission either? I guess I never thought about it! It's a great work you are doing!