Trujillo Peru North Mission

Trujillo Peru North Mission
Amos de la Viña

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Nelson

We love sharing when one of our missionaries get married.  
Notice the beautiful temple in the background.  
Sister Nelson, welcome to the Trujillo Peru Mission Family.

MZ Conference Viru and Palermo

Zona Viru and Zona Palermo gathered for Muti-Zone Conference.

 Elder Caro and Elder Walker participating in a lesson.

 A little practice, to make for perfect lessons.
 President and Sister Marler listen in to the discussions on how to improve our teaching.
 Elder and Sister Smith set the standard for great missionaries in our mission...
 Elder Murguera and Elder McClellan working on chapter 5 in Preach My Gospel.
 Sister Maskovich and Sister Wayman.
 Sister Carbone and Sister Worlton.
 Elder Dow and Elder Haake leading games from Preach My Gospel
 Elder Haake, Elder Davis, and Sister Worlton perform, "How Great Thou Art"
 The Gringo Loco catered the food, American Hamburgers with all the trimmings…great lunch!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Elder Leavitt and Elder Winterton had a wonderful baptism on Saturday.  A Golden Family returned to the Church after years of being away, and their son Marcello was baptized.  
Elder Swaney and Elder Pequeño were blessed by assisting two to come unto Christ.

Casa Grande and Central Multi Zone Conference

Multi Zone conferences are a wonderful time to gather and hear important messages that will uplift and inspire our missionaries.  

For this series of conferences, our central theme is the uniqueness of our message and the reasons why someone would want seek to learn about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.
As always, we have time for extremely spiritual moments and well as time for a little fun.
Here the missionaries play a Preach My Gospel game to find passages about the Book of Mormon. 

 There are always people who enjoy the games more than others, President Marler doesn't get to play often, but when he does, he really puts his heart and soul into it.
 Elder Contreras and Elder Lloyd organized the Olympic event...
 Elder Flores loved winning his cookies…
we just hope he shared them with his new companion, Elder Weber.…

Esperanza Stake - "La Invitación"

The Esperanza Stake hosted a wonderful program this past Sunday.  
The Missionaries from several zones presented songs, testimonies and The Spirit.  
The Missionary choir started the evening by entering the hall, singing "Called to Serve Him"
 Over 1,100 people were in attendance to hear the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 The Zone Leaders, Elder Diaz and Elder Brown organized a great evening, under the direction of
Brother Rocky Cisneros (who just happened to serve a mission in the San Diego California Mission a few years ago)
 President Bravo (Stake President of the Esperanza Stake) and President Marler with their wives,
the "Obra de Salvación" is bringing many souls to Christ as we work together with our local priesthood leaders, and membership.  
We thank everyone for this wonderful evening.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Great Quote

I find that during the Mundial Games (World Cup) that everyone has a favorite team, picks the jersey and colors they love and does everything they can to help "their team win"…  Here is a quote from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland…We, in the Trujillo Mission, pick the Lord's team!

“The FUTURE of this world has long been DECLARED; the final outcome between GOOD and evil is already KNOWN. There is absolutely no question as to who WINS because the VICTORY has already been posted on the SCOREBOARD. The only really strange thing is all of this is that we are still down here on the FIELD trying to decide which TEAM’S JERSEY we want to wear!” 
― Jeffrey R. Holland

The Cowley Companionship

This is Elder Cowley, he has been in the Trujillo Mission since October
He is from Utah, USA 
Just to keep things straight lets call him Elder Cowley 1
Now Elder Cowley was called by President Marler to be a trainer, 
he was pretty exited and like with all of our companionships, President spends a lot of time prayerfully deciding on companionships and trainers. 
Elder Cowley is the North American standing in the back center

Now this is Elder Cowley 2, he just arrived yesterday from the Lima MTC.  
He is from California, USA
He is enthusiastic and ready to serve.
 The first afternoon after the missionaries arrive, they get to meet there companions.  
Elder Cowley 1 had heard that and Elder Cowley 2 was coming and he was excited to meet him, and to find out if they were related.  
 But no one could have imagined the excitement they felt when it was announced that they would be companions. 
Elder Cowley 1 gave a shout for joy
 Elder Cowley 2 jumped up 
 Now can you tell which is Elder Cowley 1 and which is Elder Cowley 2?
So excited to be companions, they don't know yet if they are related…maybe Family Search can help
P.S.  Elder Cowley 1 is on our right!

Friday, July 18, 2014

President Marler's Birthday

July 17, a special day in the Marler Household.  It is President Marler and two of his daughter's birthdays (Jenny and Kim)
The celebration stated yesterday with alfajores and singing happy birthday in the streets of Otusco with  Elder Harris, Elder Boekweg, Elder Jackson, Elder Tirado and Elder Bravo

Then today it began with FaceTime calls from Brian and Stefany, and their families, a lovely email from Becky, and a few phone calls from various Sisters around the mission, with birthday wishes and singing.  

Then there was a planning meeting with the assistants, Elder Antuña and President Marler posed with their new Argentina Futbol Shirts.
The meeting was then interrupted by missionaries from California 1, California 2, Vista Alegre and the Office Elders…could this possibly been planned?

This turned into a surprise birthday party, complete with Grandma Jan's Chocolate Cake with walnuts, ice-cream and repeated rounds of Happy Birthday, via Skype to Jenny and Kim.  
It was fun to have our two families mingle for a birthday celebration across 4000 miles

Elder and Elder stopped by to bring birthday greetings from the Porvenir Zone

And the finale of the day, President received birthday wishes from every missionary in the mission
"Thanks everyone for the wonderful birthday"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Missionaries Arrive

We have had a wonderful experience welcoming our new missionaries to the Trujillo Mission
We have 14 new Elders and 4 new Sisters
13 from the United States
2 from Argentina
1 from Chile
1 from Australia
1 from Germany
2 Elder Prices 
2 Elder Pulsiphers
 Sister Gutierrez was the first one out of the airport
and here they all come!!!
Elder Cowley shouts, "we finally made it to Trujillo!"
 Elder Terry, Elder Weber, Elder Boren, Elder Jackson, Elder Ashcroft and Elder Price
The bus to take 18 missionaries, the assistants, Elder Cuno and President and Sister Marler cancelled at the last minute.  So Elder Leavitt, whom we refer to as Super Secretary after this, found us a cute little van, Sister Marler's car and a taxi for the extra luggage and we were off to the mission home.
 Elder Pusipher, Elder Boren, Elder Heward
 Elder Jackson, Elder and Elder Ashcroft
We stopped by the temple on our way to the mission home, everyone loves to see the temple
Back: Elder Antuña, Elder Ashcroft, Elder, Elder Simper, Elder Cowley, Elder, Elder Heward, President Marler, Elder Price, Elder Jackson, Elder Cook
Front: Hermana Gutierrez, Hermana Maskovich, Hermana Herrera, Hermana Matafeo, Elder Boren, Elder , Elder Muguerza, Elder Pulsipher, Elde
Elder Weber, Elder Simper, and Elder Cowley with President Marler
 Elder Pulsipher, Elder Price and Elder Price
 Elder Price, Elder Cowley and Elder Heward (long day!)
I don't think we mentioned that the missionaries had to wake up at 4:00am to catch a 9:00am flight
Some were pretty tired
Elder Heward, Elder Cowley, Elder Cook, and Elder Pulsipher
We played a game in Spanish to start learning some new vocabulary

Elder Boren, Elder Weber, Elder Simper, and Elder Ashcroft…
This is what it is all about, Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and inviting other to partake of His merciful, atoning gift.
Welcome and training by Elder Zavaleta and Elder Antuña
We then invited the new trainers to join us and we introduced everyone to their companions
We had some great moments, as companions met each other for the first time

Elder Cook with his new companion Elder Benitez

Trainer, Elder Coca and Elder Pulsipher
Hermana Herrera and her trainer, Hermana Cossio

Elder Pulsipher and his trainer Elder Ccama

Elder Boren with his trainer, Elder Smith
Elder Simper with his trainer, Elder Callapa

Elder Price with his trainer, Elder Preece

Elder Muguerza with his trainer, Elder McLellan
Hermana Gutierrez with her trainer, Hermana Sosa

Elder Cowley with his trainer, Elder Cowley (this is not a typographical error)

Trainer, Elder McLelland and Elder Heward
Elder Price with his trainer, Elder Huaylla

Elder Ashcroft with his trainer, Elder Bond

Trainer, Elder Fernandez and Elder Terry
Trainer, Elder Flores with Elder Weber

Elder Jackson and his trainer, Elder Tirado (also new district leader)

Hermana Matafeo and her trainer, Hermana Assef
Trainer, Hermana Wayman and Sister Maskovich
A little time for sharing the daily schedule and practicing for a lesson with an investigator
President Marler listens in to a practice lesson with Sister Assef and Sisiter Matafeo
Edler Callapa and Elder Simper
Elder Cook and Elder Benitez
Sister Herrera and Sister Cossio