Barrio dos was interesting as it had lots of dignitaries in the ward. This included the stake president, Presidente Lindheimer and his family. They had lived in the U.S. for sometime, and remembered some of the American Holidays. Also in the ward was Elder Robert E. Wells and his family. As such I met the future Miss America.
My companion was Elder Reed Findley. We did have some success. We baptized the Zgot family. All women, and I became known as being able to bring women into the church. The Zgot family was very poor. They had us over for dinner, and served polenta with tomato sauce. It wasn't my favorite, and for a while I had a negative opinion of polenta. However made with lots of cheese, it is very good. With the Zgots we watched a Catholic processional which was very interested. The lived in like the garage of a storage area. Very humble circumstances.
|Zgot family with myself and Elder Reed|
|impromptu P-Day party|
|View from the San Fernando Water Tower|