|A greeting by Mom, Aunt Hermana Angell,|
The Assistants and President Marler.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
One advantage of serving a mission after you retire is that your family can come and visit.
Jacque, Sister Vaughan's daughter came for a week.
It was so wonderful to see Jacque and have her be here for the holidays.
Jacque attended two Christmas Concerts, helped feed the missionaries at the Christmas Program
practices, jumping right in and serving along side her mom.
They also took a quick trip to Machu Picchu, saw the horse show,
and Huac de Luna and Sol.
Busy week, full of fun!
Alcalde Javier Rodriguez Vasquez
invited missionaries from the Porvenir and near-by Zones to participate in
the 54th annual celebration to honor the community.
|Elder Rodriguez singing with Elder Leon on the violin.|
|Though it rained off an on throughout the evening, the outdoor Plaza was warm and inviting,|
with many members of the community in attendance.
|President and Sister Marler sang the Christmas Hallelujah,|
joining in the celebration.
Gracias a Hermana Alvarenga por su liderazgo en esta programa.
Alcalde Rodriguez Vasques, gracias por la invitación.
Que un gran comunidad!
We were blessed to have some of our past missionaries and their
families come for a visit during the holidays. was such a joy to have them here and meet their wonderful families.
|The familia Obregon de Lima.|
|La Familia Mendez de Chimbote,|
These wonderful friends have come for three Christmas to make our
holiday merry and bright.
We love the time we spend with them!
Sister Boody came from the U.S. with her brother to spend the holidays here in Peru.
|The Lloyd family came by, they have been visiting friends of Nelson Lloyd throughout the mission.|
|Sister Hidalgo, Sister Hayton, Elder Espinosa, Elder Haacke, Elder Cachique and the Marler's.|
|The Haacke family, enjoyed a week here in Trujillo.|
Thank you all for visiting and making this Christmas extra special.
|Hermana Luz Consulo, Chicama, con Elder Israel and Elder Carman.|
Felicidades, Hermana Luz.
|Hermana Mezzei and Hermana Rochelle with Hermano Diego Alverto Campos bienvenidos a la Iglesia de Cristo.|
Gracias al Barrio Los Cedros por su apoyo.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Snow was falling, but nothing could take the smiles from Elder Leavitt and
his beautiful bride, Val.
Wade Rotolo married his beautiful bride, Kelsey, in the
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Temple.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Temple.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Christmas is magical for me.
Christmas Eve was a time we met with my Dad's side of the family and had a lovely dinner.
We visited with our Papa, Aunts and Uncles, open gifts and played with our cousins.
We would arrive home, cut the special birthday cake that Mom had made
to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
We would eat some, and then leave a piece for Santa in front of the fireplace.
On Christmas morning we would run down stairs
and enjoy the gifts from our parents and Santa Claus.
Christmas day was spent with my Mom's side of the family.
Again a time of laughter, fun and cousins!
As Kurt and I married and had children we started our own traditions,
Our first Christmas trees were adorned with the cards sent by friends.
Our children dressed in the Nativity Clothing and
We read the Story of Jesus' birth from the Book of Luke in the Bible.
I was still the first one up in the morning, and Kurt would tell me to stay in bed and
not wake up the children. That wouldn't last for long and we would all be up.
This year, true to form, I was up at 5:00am.
Our Missionaries wouldn't be at the Primavera Chapel for hours, so I woke up Kurt and made him run down to the Christmas Tree with me.
We opened our gift to each other and
had breakfast (traditional cinnamon rolls and ham, sorry Jen, no soufflé this year).
I couldn't wait to call my children, see our new grandson on Christmas morning
and see what the grandkids received for Christmas...We sang "Feliz Navidad ," and I put a Merry Christmas message on Facebook
from the Missionaries to their parents.
President Marler and I spoke, about the Savior, and the importance of his message,
We then had a talent show and enjoyed our time with the missionaries.
We had our traditional cake in celebration Jesus' birth.
Then we went back to work, what a great day to share the message of Jesus Christ!
My, how we love our family,
all of them, our children and grandchildren in the U.S.
and our missionaries here and all of their parents.
Thank you for your Christmas wishes.
We love you.
Thanks for your prayers on all of our behalf!