|Maria and Jorge Ordinola|
Friday evening our Windy Ridge Ward held a patriotic cultural night, so we had an incredible ward party where almost all of the south american, central american, mexican, and caribbean cultures were represented with displays, foods, singing, dancing, and other entertainment (including a great DJ). The first counselor & his wife, Jorge and Maria Ordinola, organized & MC'd it, and had broad participation from every ward organization. It was one of the best ward parties we've ever seen! This is a truly great ward, and we're getting more attached to it every week. There are so many different cultures that combine here, yet everyone is bound together by the same truths and commitment to the gospel. They have a great spirit of unity in serving the Lord despite their cultural, linguistic, demographic, and economic differences. They recognize that this is the Lord's work and their lives and their work shows their commitment to serving Him.
|Elders Delgado, Gallo, and Nielson with Brazilian Ties|
|Elder Cook singing the National Anthem|
These pictures show Elder Cook starting out with the US national anthem, some of the entertainment by the Primary, the Young Men and Young Women, and Relief Society. Then had dinner and dancing afterward.
|Young Men and Young Women|
|Elders Waller and Bailey|
|Sisters Hoyt, Nielson, and Nielsen|
|Elders Steed and Bodkin|