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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Variety of experiences in 1 day!

Started our day, by making some calls in Dolores, then to pick up Amelia and head over. Had Ron Mudge with us, Amelia & Elaine. There was a new start for us in Dolores, there is a huge flea market, they call "the tianguis". on Thursdays, We usually miss it, because of heading right away to La Paz. But delayed our start there to try to see what all the fuss about the tiengas is. The sisters do approach work and many have good calls they have started. So here is my pic tour of the tianguis.

Steps leading up to the entrance of the Tianguis
Several beggars, 1 of note is a man with the bottom half of his body gone. He gets around on a skateboard, Almost didn't make it past him. Was focused on the whole experience of the flea market, but that was a sobering start. Reminder of why the human race needs Gods Kingdom.

                                     Table of non food items.

Veggies everywhere

                          tortillas anyone?

Sweets anyone?

                                              Strawberries anyone?

Peppers anyone?

                                                   Papayas anyone?

Flowers anyone?
                                                         Hodge Podege table

Fruits anyone?

                                         More food

Flowers anyone?

                                         Fish anyone?

Ron knows his way around the tianguis, he has a follower.
                                                                 Crabs anyone?

Cactus anyone?

So after trying to see tiengas, and finding english speaking here. Ron found a man that is a call. There is so many people that come here it saves trying to find them at home. they are here in tiengas.

Then we gathered up Amelia, and headed to La Paz for meeting Miguels wife, We were a little late, and she had to go to school early. So they did door to door, made a call, while Ron went to a call, and then he & I met in jardin for Miguels study. He was prepared and met us there at 2PM. Had a 1 hour study, but right when he got there, he told me "Tom I'm ready for the 1st ten books". I have assigned him to learn Bible books in order. So he proceede to lsit them and got an "A". Then we started on "judgement day", info on 213-215. He was really on the mark, and had the understanding of what is included in that day. After study i quizzed him on what he would say, if confronted about why only 144,000 go to heaven. He turned to Rev 14:1-3 and showed me. Ron made some good points of reasoning with him too.
Then after I went to find girls in territory, and they came back to jardin, Ron had found the ice cream stand across from where we study with Miguel!

 Then went on Elaines new study, Lucia. Her parents want her to learn english, and so agreed to have her study. 1 of the most interesting  thing to understand in mexico, doing the english preaching, was originally set up as  a way to help educate Mexicans to read & understand english. That was filed with the gov't. So it is not incorrect to approach people as english teachers, who use the Bible to that end. we are trained english teachers of the Bible. The BT book, is a reference book we use. Its taken awhile to get our minds around that concept. especially in Dolores. Elaine had a good initial study with her.
                 As we walked to Elaine call, I wanted to be sure they were going to have it, passed Miguel with his cart. He moves down to this spot after study. A little blurry, but has the Jan awake, and Listen to God brochure.
 Then we went on a call of Rons thru some narrow streets and hills. Made contact with a well spoken man. Who wanted to know where we could go to discuss some things. Ron has a GPS in his phone and uses it to mark where his calls are, so when you are in a new area that is a great tool. Jared are you listening? (hint hint).  Ron had us stop by the mercado to see if a man he knew was there.

Then after getting out of a blocked road, driving 1 way the wrong way to get out, we went to Angelica's. Elaine did her study, and she did well.

Elaine & Amelia at Angelicas. She was ready & prepared.

Then we decided we were all about done in, and ready to head back to Dolores.
So we arrived back in town, and what would my blog be w/o some horses?

As we headed down "pottery Row" had the horse people pull out in street. You gotta love a town where some cowboys can ride there horses around in town right?

Then ended our day as we drive off into the sunset, a pretty 1 at that.
Love to All,
Tom & Elaine

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