Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Casa Grande Dance Festival

We took the three Assistants and ran down to Casa Grande for the afternoon
and evening to Celebrate 
Santa Rosa de Lima Holiday.
We love when the Catholics celebrate their Saints 
because our latter-day Saints 
get the day off too.
So the young men and women of Casa Grande
put on a fun Dance Festival.

 The Stake President invited the missionaries to open the 
Festival with a special number.

 Here they come... 

Here is the whole Casa Grande Zone.
The Zone Leaders are Elder Prebe and Elder Merida.

You can tell we are in Casa Grande because of the 
black and white smoke constantly pumping
out of the Sugar Cane factories.

Our missionaries sang a cool folk song in Quechua.
Quechua is the ancient language still spoken here in the 
Andes Mountain region of South America.
There is still a lot of Quechua spoken by the older people in Huaraz.

The President was coming in and out
while taking some phone calls...

The young men and women did a fantastic job on their dances.

The costumes were bright and detailed.

And they all looked like they were having a great time.

I think I am actually going to miss the smell of the sugar factory
when I have to leave...

Casa Grande Zone we are proud of you.
Keep up the great work.
Thanks for putting in the extra effort for the performance
After they performed they passed out 
bags of popcorn throughout the stands and were taking references.
They never stop working!