Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Friday, July 30, 2010

Esperanza Zone

Okay, moms I should have all your missionaries in the blog somewhere. Ask them which Zone they are in and see if you can find them. They are all doing fantastic. I am taking good care of them for you. We love the Missionaries! If you can't find yours, leave me a comment and I will track them down.

Viru Zone... Major Singers

This is the Viru Zone... They are great singers, they sang one of President Turk's favorites... "Be Still My Soul"They even had hand actions.... Not really! I just made them pose like this, who knows why.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Graham Crackers and Frosting

Okay, not exactly like home but close... Graham Crackers and Frosting. Sometimes the simple pleasures are the best! Molly you will love these.

La Playa de Huanchaco

Another fun adventure... Huanchaco! This is a little beach town about 10 minutes from our house. We have two sister missionaries here in this town.
The old reed fishing boats are still here and going out all the time. Ike you are getting in one of these! (the pointy ones)
The view from the Church on top of the little city
Meg you can take surfing lessons... they have really long waves
This is a fun little pier for fishing

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Young Adult Conference

We were invited to speak at a morning side for a Young Adult Conference held in Casa Grande about an hour and a half drive. We were surprised to see about 200 YA's there at that time in the morning. Good for them.
When we were leaving I looked down at my shirt and I was covered with ash from the Sugar Cane factory. The Elders grabbed my hand and said no don't brush it, it will leave a mark. Blow it off. So, I did and it was perfectly clean. Oh, the things I am learning in Peru!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Scripture Study

This is the view out my bedroom window. It overlooks Terry's home office.

Every single morning I can look out and see him studying the scriptures. This has been our whole married life. He is a beautiful example of the small and simple things that we do in our lives that make a big difference. I love HIM!

Mighty East Zone

This is the East Zone... Parents of these young men, We thank you... They are fantastic! While Terry is behind closed doors sometimes for 5 hours at a time...
There is always quality training and teaching going on with Zone leaders and Assistants.

Office Change

Hey look everyone, Changes in the office! Elder Jones is being trained as the Financial Secretary. Bienvenidos!Elder Christensen has been a great asset in the office. And now he can't wait to hit the streets... more time to teach. Elder Jones will catch on fast... Right?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cajamarca Zone

And last but not least... The Cajamarca Zone. They are small but mighty. There was a lot of training and interviews... and the Assistants went out to work with them. We have finally met all of our missionaries. Just in time for the next batch to arrive in a couple of weeks... 16 More! There is always just enough time for lunch
These are happy missionaries. I love to watch them all together. They are contagious.
This is a typical street in Cajamarca... well in the central district. It is a tight squeeze to drive through.

Cajamarca - The Marked Box?

This is our hotel in Cajamarca. See the little balcony on the second floor? That's our room.
It overlooks the square in the center of town. There are young children out hustling for a buck or two all over the square. The little Peruvians know how to work hard. Terry got his best shoe shine from this young boy.
This is the beautiful square. There are large churches and businesses all the way around.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lima - Quick Trip

Quick trip to Lima f0r immigration, customs and the dentist We almost missed our flight because we were resting our eyes.
Terry was at the Dentist for 6 hours but it was great because he doesn't have to go back to Lima
What could all these people be taking a picture of?
Something very special... 15 people were being baptized tonight. A very white night.
Alfredo asked Terry to baptize him... It was Beautiful.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Bed

It was so exciting to sleep in my bed last night even though it was for one night. It is a comfortable, cozy bed. We haven't even been in this home long enough to know the light switches, the furniture arrangement etc...
So, in the night I stubbed my baby toe on a chair and
I am sure that it is broken. Ouch!
That's what I get for saying how great the bed is.

Now, off to catch my flight to Lima and then right when we get back on Thursday, we run to Alfredo's baptism, clean our clothes and pack and leave early the next morning for Cajamarca.
It is about a six hour drive. We will be there for 3 or 4 days.
I am loving every minute... Really!

Laureles Zone

We had more interviews this morning in Trujillo with the Laureles Zone. I am glad we could squeeze them in this morning before we head to the airport to go to Lima.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Huaraz Zone

Here we are with another zone... Huaraz. These missionaries sang to us " I'll go where you want me to go dear Lord" in English.. Very Sweet!More training during President's Interviews. You get to be quit the actor on the mission because you are always role playing. It helps their teaching skills go way up.
Here we are eating chicken with the President of the District and his wife. They had a fireside for us. We spoke to about 400 people last night. I am getting better.
We went with the assistants to dinner after the fireside and in every restaurant there is always a cat. Not kosher! They are usually under my feet. It makes me lose my appetite. Man I should be a bonerack after the mission.
Yes... I got to use the "No Moleste" sign this morning. Shouldn't that just go without saying? Terry and the assistants had more meetings with the priesthood leadership and I don't have to speak until 1:00 pm at training. Then I bear testimony at the big baptismal service they are having with 14 people later today. EXCITING!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The RIde to Huaraz

We are heading straight up in the mountains... It is beautiful. We went through only 3 herds of animals... 4 stops for road construction... and we hit about 549 pot holes.... Ouch!The good news is that I didn't pass out when we got here. I was very woozy and had to dive for the stairs to sit myself down but I didn't pass out. Then I immediately took the pill Terry was begging me to take on the way up here. The pill is for altitude sickness. He was right... Dang!
This is a picture from our hotel room... Huaraz is beautiful. I can't wait to meet our missionaries tomorrow. We have 24 here that we haven't met. Yippy!
This hotel is beautiful. I love a good clean room! I know what you're thinking Meg...she is such a germaphobe and she's in Peru!

The Herd, Come on... We've got to go through a few of these to get to Huaraz

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chimbote Zone

Another sweet day of training, interviews, and meeting the missionaries. These young men are amazing.Here is Elder Reina, one of the assistants. I am blown away by his knowledge, his training skills, his motivational skills, his organization etc.... We are going to be really sad when he leaves us in a couple of months. Ecuador is lucky to have him.
Hey, and you know what goes really well with a day of training and interviews...
Chicken and French Fries! They bring all kinds of sauces to go with it ...Yum!