The minstrals guarding the stairway The picture below was taken out of our bed room window and shows part of the hotel fitness center. The pool is right under that structure of glass. You can see my fingers taking the picture in the reflection
The picture of the swimming pool below only shows about 1/2 of the pool. It was a full 25 yards long. We didn't swim here though. We might when we go to Cartegena this weekend. Next week after Cartegena we may end up in Bolivia. I have been working with a Sister here who may need to be accompanied home. We will see. The Church Auditing Department brought together in Mexico City all the Auditor Trainers for the Areas of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America North and South America West. They are trying to simplify and increase the function of the Audit forms and wanted some input from those who are working with them and training people to use them. The training was in Spanish, with a very few comments in English when I needed to get a point across. I can usually follow the conversation enough to know what they are talking about. I just don't know what they are saying about it. Luckly, Dad and Miguel were there to translate for me. Actually Dad did a good job of translating for Miguel and for me so that we could understand each other. We didn't get a seperate picture of the couple on the left side. They are from Mexico. They are like Miguel Angel and Nancy in Colombia. They have an extra church calling as Area Auditor Trainer part time Missionaries. Miguel is also on the High Council and Nancy is the Stake Relief Society president and Miguel works full time for an insurance company. I don't know what else the couple from Mexico does but it absolutely amazes me the amount of time that they and others like them put in. We could use 10 senior missionary couples for every one that is serving. The three other couples are all missionary couples serving in various areas. And the other people are either church employees supervising audits and accounting or single men serving in home area auditor trainer positions.
This couple is doing the same thing we are in the Caribbean. There are 4 languages spoken in their area. His spanish is quite good and they have some assistants that help in the other language areas. The tall guy on the left end of the group picture serves in their area. He speaks all 4 languages, French, Hatian, Spanish and English.