Monday, January 27, 2014
So here we are at the airport, ready to send some of the Lord's finest missionaries home.
What a great tradition to have so many of the ward members come to send the missionaries home.
It is such a wonderful experience to have them all together and watch the loving appreciation in the eyes of those who have recently been baptized.
Sometimes a family knows many of the missionaries, in this case the family of one of our pensionistas (that is the family that cooks for the missionaries)
The missionaries become a loving part of their family.
A blessing for both he missionaries and the families.
It is wonderful to see the joy and smiles in everyones eyes.
What a wonderful blessing to help bring another person or family to Jesus Christ
Last picture with the Mission President and Sister Marler
Elder Hanson with a terrific family
Elder Ramirez and Elder Tello have their bags checked…and did Elder Tello really bring four bags
Sister Rojas and Sister Huaman sisters forever!
one last picture and it is off to Lima...
It was a great two days with these wonderful missionaries…
and now they are on their way home.
We have spent 7 wonderful months with these fabulous missionaries. We will love and miss you all. What a great privilege it has been to serve beside you!
Every time our missionaries go home, we have a dinner of American Hamburgers cooked by President Marler and our Assistant Elder Smith.
This is always a highlight, to hear our missionaries
testify of Jesus Christ our Savior.
Sister Rojas and Sister Huayman smile for the camera.
"And if it so be that you hold labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bing, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!"
Doctrine and Covenants 18:15-16
Sunday, January 26, 2014
We had a great day sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
53 wonderful people entered the waters of baptism today.
|Elder Walthers and Elder Alturima baptized a family in Ascope|
|Branch members welcome Maura and Andrea|
Later Saturday evening Elder Pequeño and Elder Aguilar brought 11 souls to the waters of baptism. It changed these two families lives for ever.
|Indoamerica Ward at the baptism!!|
What a wonderful Saturday…I wish I had pictures of all the other Baptisms as well,
Elder and Sisters send them my way!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Elder Leon will be going back out to serve in the field while Elder Tirado joins the Mission Office Staff.
Elder Tirado will be our new Secretario de Suministros.
Pictured here is Elder Leon, Elder Tirado and his new companion, Elder Hernandez
Welcome Elder Tirado
and thanks Elder Leon for your service
On our way home from Casma we saw this lovely sunset…something rarely seen in Trujillo.
Then we stopped in Chimbote and picked up our new Assistant to the President,
Elder Zabaleta and Elder Nystrom, who served as zone leaders together, said their good-byes and we were off to Trujillo
Elder Zavaleta, welcome, we look forward to serving with you.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Here are some photos of Sister Downs…we love you, hurry back!
|some of her Hermana Friends|
Sister Boody, Sister Allred, Sister Downs, Sister Evans, Sister Skirvin
|A little going away party, complete with cake, a cake in the middle of the table…these missionaries are more like my kids at home everyday!!!|
|Sister Downs, you are always special, but today was your day|
|Thanks for making us Crepes…they were delicious|
|You make up the cutest songs…|
|Your first companion and trainer, Sister Allred...|
|…and then you got on the plane|
One surgery and you will be back…see you soon…love, Misión Perú Trujillo
Monday, January 6, 2014
A trip to Casa Grande and Ascope
|Coming into Ascope, at last, we may have gotten lost and gone through a field|
|Elder Jimenez and Elder Oyarzo|
|Elder Boekweg with a great family in Casa Grande|
|Elder Tway enjoying the children|
|So glad they shared their truck|
|Elder Davis and Elder Higuera|
Last week at our leadership Council meeting we had Rootbeer Floats. We were surprised it was a first for many. Most of our missionaries loved them.
|Elder Leon, Elder Hernandez and Elder Ferreira loved their floats!|
We take so much for granted, root beer floats, hot water for showers, variety…
Maybe we can blog some of these must haves another day!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
We had a great weekend meeting with our missionaries from the newly formed Zona Sierra. All the missionaries met us in Otusco for interviews with the President and a little gathering for lunch.
Church with the Otusco Branch was wonderful. We had a great time with their Branch Council as well. We are looking forward to great participation from our members in Otusco.
|Hermana Romero and Wisa the newest members of the Zone in Huamachuco|
|Lunch at a local restaurant|
|Waiting for the bus back to Huamachuco|
|Elder Mollo y Elder Endicott with the Sisters|
|OK let's go!|
|Elder's Vera and Diaz get on the bus|
|Hermana Gonzalez and Hermana Grow in Otuzco|
|A wonderful baptism|
We had a little time for sight seeing.
|Here is a man walking his Llama's|