Friday, August 13, 2010

Posts from Peru

This is our first group to depart the mission. Every six weeks we have missionaries arriving and departing.
Larry loves working with these young missionaries in the Peru Lima Norte Mission.

These are some of the sister missionaries serving in our mission. Many of them are from South America.

This is one of our four day leadership training sessions in Lima. There are about 100 missionaries serving in our area of Lima. We did another four day training in the jungle, where about sixty of our missionaries are serving.

The middle missionary is proud of his new suit. He selected it from the suits that Mathew Trone gathered and shipped to Peru for his eagle scout project. This missionary was thrilled to have a new suit. His old suit was literally thread bare. The missionaries here have been astounded by all the suits, shirts and ties that were donated in Oregon in their behalf. Thank you all for your generosity!

The Lima coastline. It is not far from where we live and on a clear winter day we can see it from our living room window.

These are our neighboring mission presidents and wives.
We wives are always comparing notes on our new finds at Peruvian grocery stores.

Our downstairs neighbors threw Larry a surprise birthday party. They have brought two children to their mission, a six year old boy and a nine year old girl.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Post from Peru

Here we are with the office elders headed home to Lima after four days of training in Iquitoes. We arrived home about 1:00 am. Time was short so we grabbed some cookies for dinner. We are true missionaries now.
These are a group of young women I became acquainted with in Iquitoes. They were having fun playing volleyball.

When mom is busy all a big brother has to do is tend the baby in the pot.

This is one of the many church buildings that we see in the jungle cities.

Here we are with the office elders after our first trip to the Lima Peru Temple.

In the jungle we see many beautiful flowers.

These men are loading palm leaves that will be used for roofs through out the city of Pucallpa.
Amazingly these types of roofs shed water just as well as the tin roofs.

Of all the places we have visited in the jungle Tarapoto Peru has been our favorite. We call it our rustic Hawaii.