Trujillo Peru North Mission

Trujillo Peru North Mission
Amos de la Viña

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Our One Year Anniversary...

We have had a wonderful 1st year here in the Trujillo Peru Mission

We have seen many blessings and many miracles

We have seen many come unto Christ

We have seen missionaries come….

…and missionaries go

We have helped to "hasten the work of salvation"

We have become friends with our stake presidents and their wives

We have spoken at stake conferences

We have been blessed to know and serve with the Mission Presidents and wives 
and the Area Presidency of the South America Northwest Area

We have trained Zone Leaders, District Leaders, Sister Trainer Leaders, New Missionaries and held multiple Multi- Zone Conferences

We have been blessed with a wonderful Presidency
 President and Sister Rojas, President and Sister Mendez
and Alexis…we love the Mission Presidency and their families

We have visited Machu Picchu during a Mission President Seminar

We have lost two precious family members, Tyler and Dad

We have had the best Assistants and Office Elders… thanks to all, we couldn't get along without you

We have been able to serve with and love
316 Missionaries

We serve in the best mission in the entire world
(Just ask our missionaries)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Elder Leavitt

We love having a little birthday celebration for our office elders, and today was Elder Leavitt's birthday, it was also our 1 year anniversary in the mission field!  Time sure flies...
 Elder Leavitt loves the iPhone and took a selfie

Elder Leavitt loves chewable vitamin C…so that was his birthday present…yes weird, but he was very happy!
 The birthday band (once again Elder Leavitt displays the vitamin C)
 Our office staff enjoying a little free time, and believe me, we work them so hard, they have very little free time.  We sure love them and appreciate all they do.
This proves that they are all the same height!

Another wedding, Brother and Sister Jordan Massey

Our Elder Jodan Massey and his lovely bride, Alicia Wilson as they leave the Draper Temple
Congratulations, and Alicia, welcome to the "Trujillo Mission Family"

A few of the past Trujillo Missionaries attended the Reception…
Elders Hendrix, Zarian, Hansen, Cook, Fritz, May, Smith, Hermana Downs and Elder Pugmire

Welcome Sister Aramayo

On Thursday, Sister Aramayo arrived in our mission.  She was re-assigned from the Puerto Rico Mission.  As President Marler served in Puerto Rico for part of his mission (when it was a part of the Florida South Mission) they loved sharing stories.  They had even served in two of the same cities. 

Sister Aramayo greats her new companion, Sister Guevarra
Sister Aramayo is from Bolivia and now calls the Trujillo Mission her home

We are so glad to have you with us

Faithful and Loved...

5 of our wonderful, valiant, obedient, kind, and loving missionaries from Honduras received reassignments to various Colombia and Ecuador missions this last week.

Sister Flores, Elder Rodriguez, Elder Sauceda, Elder Cruz and Elder Hernandez 
Happy to serve where ever the Lord assigns them!
On their way from Chimbote to Trujillo to catch a plane, the missionaries had quite a group to see them off.
 Elder Winterton with Elder Cruz, making sure everyone has their passports and tickets.

 Elder Sauceda and Elder Rodriguez, relaxing before lunch in the mission home

 As luck would have it there was no electricity in Trujillo, so Sister Marler cooked the tortillas for tacos on the bar-b-que…and you thought it was only for hamburgers!
 Sister Poma and Elder Claros share their experiences of moving from one mission to another.  They were in Bolivia, Venezuela and now in the Trujuillo Mission.

We celebrated Sister Flores' birthday with a tres leches cake…tip for the day, if you don't have electricity, don't try to shake your whipping cream, it went from liquid to butter immediately 

Sister Flores blew out her candles, we hope all of her wishes come true
 Everyone loved having one last meal in the mission home…Elder Hernandez favorite…tacos
 Elder Hernandez, Elder Sauceda, Elder Cruz, Elder Rodriguez, the Marler's and Sister Flores

 Elder Hernandez happy as ever...

We will miss you all
Our best wishes and love go with you as you serve in Colombia and Ecuador

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

So you ask, "What do you do in Chimbote?"

We travel to the southern part of our mission each month.  
President meets with the various 
stake presidents, and we meet with our missionaries.
Quite often, the question is asked, "What do you do in Chimbote?" 
You can see a bit of the highlights below:
We have spent the las week in Chimbote, Casma and Huarmay. We have had a great time with the missionaries, and the Stake, Branch and District Leaders.
It is always such a pleasure to be with everyone

 Friday we had time for proselytizing with the missionaries.   
Sister Marler was with Sister Butterfield and Sister Skirvin.
President Marler was with  Elder Copa and Elder DeLaCruz...a wonderful afternoon was had by all
We were off to Casma for meetings with the new District Presidency on Friday night.

On Saturday, President went out with Elder Beuhner and Elder Bacerra.  

 Hermana Estrada and Hermana Balcaza spent the day with Hermana Marler

 Elder Rotolo and Elder Endicott gave a wonderful presentation to the Casma District Leadership

We had a great dinner in Casma...the Elders display their favorite meal as a Peruvian Flautist shares his talents.
Hermana Estrada and Hermana Balcaza joined us on our trip to Huarmay and taught the Young Women a lesson on dating and modesty.  

Sister Marler taught a lesson in Relief Society on the role of women in the church, and our part in the work of salvation.

 The Huarmay Branch Council met, after having 120 attending Sacrament Meeting, the full council talked about helping the local member and investigators.
 President Cruz of the Huarmay Branch, with President Marler
 Our Sunday dinner was delicious, Sopa de Pollo y Aji de the home of Hermana Nora and her family.  Thanks for the great meal!
from left: Hermanas Estrada and Balcaza, Elders Antuña, Gibson, Zavaleta, Pearce, Orihuela, and Elder Benitez
After lunch we visited 2 sisters who had been recently baptized.  
Sister Estrada and Sister Balcaza with the Young Women's President and one of the Branch young woman...look at the view of the ocean behind us, it was a beautiful day.
Sunday night, we returned to Casma and participated in a Family History Training for all of the youth in the Casma District.  It was a great meeting, and we enjoyed getting to be with all of the youth.
Monday we were back in Chimbote for an activity day (see the Blog entry at the beach)
We even had a little time to go shopping at the Mercado Central with the Mendez Family
Tuesday morning President and the Assistants went to the Chimbote Peru Zone for their Zone meeting.
Tuesday afternoon we were sharing the message of Christ with the missionaries again.
Sister Marler joined Sister Smith and Sister Cossio

While President spent the afternoon teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ
with Elder Mendoza and Elder Rareba
Now, this is what we do in Chimbote, Casma and Huarmay

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chimbote Sur and Chimbote Buenos Aires...Activity P-day

There are some days that are so fun, and you wish you could really share each and every photo with all of you on the blog.  Monday, was that kind of day.  The Zones of Chimbote Sur and Buenos Aires shared their p-day with President and Sister Marler...we all had an awesome time.
 Team Captain, Hermana Allred teaches the nuances of fielding a baseball
 President Marler pitches one in for a strike
 Team Captain, Hermana Evan's shows everyone how to hit a home run
 We had a lovely morning at the beach, here everyone is getting ready for a sand castle building contest
 Lovely isn't it!
 Zona Buenos Aires Missonaries
back: Hermanas Ore, Taylor, Elders Cortez, Bernuy, Espinosa
front: Hermanas Butterfield, Skirvin, Elders Guerra, Cruz and Retamal
 The crab that didn't get away, he was pretty big, pretty scary, 
and in the end, he was returned to the ocean

 Note the common theme of Inca and Maya Pyramids

 Sand castle contrucion at its finest
 Sister Smith bringing up wet sand for decorating touches on their castle
A castle adorned with name plaques

 President Marler helped with moat and wall building, at high tide, it saved the day...
 Then of course, there was jumping and pictures taking...great job Buenos Aires
Elder Espinosa, Retamal, Antuña, Guerra, Bernuy, Cortez, Cruz, Hermana Ore, Taylor, Skirvin and Butterfield
 Even President Marler gets in the act
 Last run on this beach, Sister Allred returns home in 2 seems like we just got here!
 Zona Chimbote Sur...biggest castle, this was an entire village with roads

Sister Flores, Sister Palacio, Sister Arancibia, Sister Bravo, Elder Rareba and Elder Mendoza rebuild Chichen Itza in Mexico...was this the idea of Elder Mendez?
 Sister Hidalgo puts the final touches on the Moche Masterpiece!
 ...and now, a few close-ups of some really terrific missionaries

 Hermana Hidalgo, Pullan, Evans, Allred, Elder Perez, Elder Bates, Hermana Cossio and Hermana Smith...jumping for joy!
 Elder Espinosa up top, with Elder Bernuy, Hermana Ore and Hermana Taylor
Zona Chimbote Sur
Back row: Hermanas Arancibia, Bravo, Palacio, Flores, Evans, Hidalgo, Pullan, Allred, Cossio and Smith
Front row: Elders Bates, Perez, Mendoza, Rittscher, Almonocid and Rareba
A beautiful end to a beautiful morning