Trujillo Peru North Mission

Trujillo Peru North Mission
Amos de la Viña

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Road to Chota

President Marler, and our Assistants, Elder Bond and Elder Marshall
headed to Chota last weekend.
It is a beautiful 8 hour drive through Pacasmayo, Chiclayo,
and beyond, high into the Sierra.
 There were grape vineyards as far as the eye could see.
In this river-bed, taxi drivers were washing their moto-taxis.

Finally a sign that says this way to Chota, they must be on the right road.

This is a man made water fall, in the middle of nowhere.  Elder Bond,President
Jave, President Marler and Elder Marshall had to stop for a selfie.

There were also miles and miles of rice patties.
Some of the best rice in the world in grown between Pacasmayo and Chota.

 Climbing into the mountains they reached an altitude of 12,500 + feet.  
 A travel post wouldn't be complete without a few animal shots along the way.
They saw some goats just walking down the street.

…and this cute little donkey just begged to have his picture taken.

We don't see many pack horses here, but this guy is working hard to get his load up to the mercado.

Elder Coayla and Elder Andrade walking through the
Plaza de Armas on their way to a teaching appointment.

Elder Bond and Elder Marshall in the mercado.
They visited the home of several members, preparing for the Sunday meetings.

Branch President Bautista, with President Marler…moving the work forward!

 They had a wonderful trip, it was very successful.  44 members attended Church and there were
invitations give to more.  It looks like Chota will be growing in numbers in the near future.