I copied this entire post from Sister Turk!
We love her and we are glad she loves our missionary!!
The Laureles Zone was having their
Tuesday morning meetings
so I popped in and got a few keys
to go check out some of their rooms.
I just found out the story behind
this funny little ceramic piece.
Elder Wilkinson recieved this from
a family in Guadalupe.
He has babysat this for 7 months.
This is a tough item to haul
from area to area.
It's holding a lint brush and
some other sweet treasures.
These are not surprising...
some Elders think that sunflower seeds
are one of the main food groups.
They are a staple around here.
But I am not sure what food group
that long green thing belongs too.
I will have to do a little asking around.
The Elders that were with me
were saying that
it might be aloe vera...
No, I know what that looks like.
I think this has big seeds
inside that go in soup.
I found out that it is a Peruvian
fruit called Guayas.
Their pensionista gave it to
them and they love it.
I found this picture below on the internet.
It shows what it looks like inside.
Interesting.... I need to try it.
Elder Facer had a flashback in this room.
These were his push up bars
that he brought from home.
But after hauling them
around for awhile,
the thrill was over so...
he gave them to Elder Edmunds
who has been home from
the mission for a while.
We know that Elder Retamal
has had them.
So has Elder Shaw.
You know that they have been
passed down through
several more Elders before ending
up with Elder Wilkinson and Bulmini.
And now Elder Facer was cracking up
as he saw them here in this room.
Why they have a public telephone sign...
I don't Know.
They gather some funky stuff.
But I do love seeing the quote
that I gave them when we arrived.
"Do you want to be a bird that walks
or a bird that flies?"
It is up to each one of
us what we do with our lives
and what we do with our mission.
His quote says that he wants to Fly...
Thank you Elder Wilkinson.
Now don't you feel like you know these
Elders just a little better.
Elder Bulmini and Elder Wilkinson...
Thanks for letting us share
your room with the world.
Elder Bulmini is from Uruguay and
Elder Wilkinson is from Utah.
They are fantastic missionaries.