Mike and Charmaine Anderson

Mike and Charmaine Anderson

Sunday, February 23, 2014


La Laguna got their first Hermanas in many years, Hermana Heims and Hermana King.  We picked them up at the airport and drove them to our favorite spot overlooking the La Laguna hills.  They are darling girls with a wonderful missionary aura of goodness.  We are excited to work with them.

There are yellow flowers growing all over the hills of La Laguna, not sure if they are weeds, but they make everything look a spectacular green.   This is my favorite scene in the islands.

We live up the hill, on a hill in La Laguna about 15 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz.  This is the scene we see as we drive to the city on many days of the week.  I enjoy the changing clouds around the port and the changing light on the hills and city buildings.

This is another view with light on the hills and pink clouds.  This island has clouds and more clouds moving and changing all day.  In the South those clouds never rain.  Up here they rain often, at least this winter they have.

We took one of our JAS kids home today 20 minutes further North than we are.  This is the view of Teide right now, on a rare cloudless day, with lots of snow even on some of the lower surrounding hills. 

This lookout is less than 10 minutes from the La Laguna Church so we often drive up here to show people.  We have taken this picture of us several times but can't ever seem to appear to have hair.  

They build amazing Sand castles on the beach in Los Cristianos and people throw coins to take photos.  This is the Last Supper and as you will see they are still working on it. 


  1. Thank you for posting pictures of the beautiful Island. Hermana Bennett is our daughter, and as you can imagine, we don't get many "tourist" type pictures from her! It is fun to see her in a few of your pictures. Thank you for taking good care of our missionaries :)

    Tori Bennett

    1. Sister Bennett, Thanks for your comment. We spent 6 months in Los Cristianos and love the missionaries and members down there. If you look at the beginning of the blog there are more pictures of that area. I love hearing from the parents of the missionaries. You can't imagine how wonderful these young people are and how they feed our spirits. We love working with them. I do the blog partly for their families.