Trujillo Peru North Mission

Trujillo Peru North Mission
Amos de la Viña

Monday, September 29, 2014

Elder Gavin Hales and his new wife, Samantha

Another wedding in the Trujillo Mission Family

Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Hales

Manos Mormonas que Ayuda

Mormon Helping Hands Day in Trujillo was a huge success.  We estimate over 2000 members were present, working with an organization, "Clean Beaches", to clean Huanchaco Beach before the spring and summer season.  
 Each of the 7 stakes of Trujillo were represented at the beach clean up and missionaries served along side their wards and stakes to provide this wonderful service.    Here Elder Going and Elder Becerra work with the Barrio El Alto from the Laureles Stake. 
 Elders Sato, Ataurima, Iturralde, Passey, Bramble and Perkes
Sisters Bravo, Gonzalez, Afoa, Shreve, Assef and Huata get ready to clean up the beach.
The purpose of Mormon Helping Hands across the world is for members of the Church of Jesus Christo of Latter-day Saints to serve and beautify their community.  
Many times working along side government leaders, and other community service organizations.
 This group of Elders was born ready to work hard and serve well, Elder Caro, Elder Walker, Elder Callata, Elder Orihuela, Elder Vimahi, Elder Claros, Elder Obregon, and Elder Ojeda
Hermana Sosa and Hermana Yaqui are getting ready to sweep the sand, you heard me right!
I thought I would show a picture of Elder Diaz sweeping the sand, I am not sure why the brooms on the beach…the sand is endless, but it made for some great pictures!
 Elder Davis, Elder Spencer, Hermana Alzamora, Hermana Lasike, Hermana Casteñada, Hermana Hidalgo, The Marler's, Elder Tway, Elder Diaz and Elder Zacharias…ready to work.
Working together, Presidente Davila and his counselor, Presidente Marler and Presidente Tapia working tougher with Public Affairs director Walter Solis, for a wonderful MHH Day.
 Elder Mendoza, Elder Pre, Elder Pacheco and Elder Diaz
getting ready to clean Huanchaco.
 Sister Dahua and Sister Reynolds, enjoying a few minutes together in the sun before the work begins.
Sister Christensen and Sister Paiva at their last service day as missionaries.  Sister Mejias  a friend of all missionaries joins them with Sister Gonzales and Sister Huayton.
I love these smiling faces!
 Sister Steckler and Sister Portillo in their matching companionship shirts…really awesome, and the front side, a picture of the Trujillo Temple.

 President Marler and Presidente Tapia of Estaca Este, amigos por eternidad!
Elder Capcha and Elder Andia with Pueblo Libre. 
 Elder Aguilar, Elder Tway in a sea of Mormon Helping Hands!
 Members from various stakes gathered for this great day...
 Members show their helping hands, clean and ready for work!
 Sister Shreve, Sister Baldeon, Sister Afoa, Sister Assef, Sister Steckley, Sister Grow, Sister Portillo and Sister Gonzalez, can't wait to start working.

 …and now the service begins…2000 members marching with trash sack, rakes, shovels and booms.
 ward and stake members,
children, youth, and parents,
and missionaries,
All working together for our community.
 a beautiful, excellent day!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

On Wednesday we had a wonderful training with our 30 new missionaries 
who have been in the Trujillo Mission for 5 weeks and their trainers.
Elder Marshall played a lovely musical number
 Everyone learned from, and enjoyed the training.  The Assistants shared messages that they learned from Elder Uceda.  Missionaries are to teach with the Holy Ghost, sharing strong powerful testimonies.
 They explained the way that the sprit talks to people through the mind and hears.  
When we share the Gospel with the Holy Ghost as our guide,
 the Spirit teaches others and touches their hearts. 
 Sister Marler showed a slide show of the missionaries first day in the mission, and talked about the love the Savior has for us, and his expectation that we love each other as he loves us.  
in the scripture, the Doctrine and Covenants 84:77 we read:
"And again I say unto you, my friend, for from henceforth I shall call you my friends, it is expedient that I give unto you this commandment that ye become even as my friends in the days when I was with them, traveling to preach the gospel in my power"
 We strive to love those with serve with, and those we serve, the same way the Savior loves us.
 President Marler shared the missionary objective and explained the significance of each of its phases.
It is important for each missionary to understand the importance of their mission to:
"Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Chrsit and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end."
This is what we do, why we serve, and whom we serve, our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Visit with Elder Juan Uceda

We were blessed to have Elder Uceda of the Seventy and his lovely wife with us for 4 days.  The mission tour was wonderful, and it is always a joy to spend time with our missionaries. 

Elder and Sister Uceda both served missions within our mission boundaries, 
Elder Uceda in the Trujillo area and Sister Uceda in Chimbote.
They knew so many people and it was joy to watch their reunions.

Our training from Elder and Sister Uceda was exceptional at each and every meeting.  
                 Here are a few pictures from some of the Zones during the Multi-Zone Meetings.
Zona Este
Zona Viru
Zona Sierra
Zona Casa Grande

Zona Central
Zona Palermo
Zona Porvenir

 Zona Chimbote Buenos Aires
Zona Laureles
Zona Esperanza
Zona Primavera
 Hermana Maribel Risco Dominguez, better known as Sister Mendez, made us a delicious meal.
Zona Chimbote Peru

Zona Casma

Zona Chimbote Sur