Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Huaraz is Beautiful!

Another Day
Another Conference
With These Great People...

Huaraz Zone includes:
Elders Chun and Nye, Elders Arriola and Cruz, Elders Young and Cheme
Elders Castillo and Dickerson, Elders Farnsworth and Brito, Elders Mikesell and Lobaton
Hermanas Jackson and Olivaros, Elders Fuentealba and Vanden Bosch, 
and Hermanas Doxey and McVey.

Look at this beautiful little boy
His name is
He was the child here in Huaraz
that helped with President Turk's talk.

His mom and Aunt brought him.
They are both beautiful women and returned missionaries.

The Hermanitas were enjoying homemade cookies from Lucy
and the Elders in the back were, 
you know,
just being themselves.
They crack me up always.

Elder Chun and Elder Nye
are doing well together.

I went to go look for my companions at lunch
and look what I saw...
They were in their most natural pose 
here in the mission.
It is the triangle of phones.
The President and his

Huaraz is so great with the mountain people
and the city people.
I love this place.
These women are the best!

This afternoon President interviewed these men.
They are in the outskirts of Huaraz
so instead of bringing them all the way back in tomorrow
we interviewed, trained and played games today.

It made for a very long day 
but we all enjoyed it.

Here We Come Huaraz!

We are on a Road Trip with these Elders. 
Elder Vera and Elder Wright
Elder Wright has his new spectacles on.
We want to make sure that he can see everything.
This will be his first time in Huaraz.
We are going to have a Zone Conference 
and Interiews with all the Missionaries in Huaraz.

The things that you see along the way are incredible.
I never can catch the amazing things on camera
because we are moving so fast.

Our frist stop was in Viru.
Here are the Zone Leaders ...
Elder Wilkinson is helping Elder Uribe with his 
English Lesson.
I love this church. 
This is such a blessing for the missionaries
to each have language studies.
Elder Uribe's English is getting very good.

We stopped in Viru to let President 
set apart a new missionary that got his call to Bolivia.

He is the sweetest.  I am sure that he has never been
out of his small farming community so he is 
in for some great education along the way.

We also had to stop in Cachipampa
for the same reason...
to set apart another Elder that is leaving.

This is the little house chapel.
I have never seen one so rustic.

the classrooms are small but adequate for this area.

They are always working to make it better.

Thank you Elder Escobar for this great map.

The house capilla over looks lush farmland of Mango trees
and avocado trees.  There are a lot of grapes in the area too.

Here is the cultural hall.
Well, I call it the cultural hall... it has a thatched roof and dirt floors.
the weather again is perfect for this building.

This is the missionary that was set apart.
He was taught and baptized by Elder Cosigua and Elder Chacaltana.
He is going to be a great servant of the Lord.

His family gave us Mangos and grapes that were absolutely beautiful.

Then we were off to Huaraz.

You climb, climb, climb.
We drive from sea level to 13000 feet in a few hours.

There were mud and rock slides everywhere on the roads.

There were trees down...

There are always people with their herds....

and you always reach the top and hit dense fog and clouds.

Then you drop back down into this beautiful
valley of Huaraz.

The population is about 200, 000.  It is surrounded by the snowcapped
mountains that you cannot see in this picture because 
of the clouds.

Yes, we made it again!

Now let's go find our missionaries.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I'm in Trouble and I'm Thankful!

When I quickly gather the masses for a photo shoot for the blog,
for the parents and families, for the friends and relatives... etc..
it is usually a last minute thing.
There is no big placement, it is a free for all basically.
Well, I let it go too far this last week.
We broke 2 tables and a desk.

I am Horrified!

I will be taking care of this financially
 and will be in total control
from now on with the photos.
We will actually go outside!
Brilliant Idea!
I am so sorry to the Institute.
It will never happen again.
We love to meet in this building and will be very careful from 
this time forward.

Now to my sisters...

We have been enjoying all the gifts you brought
and I never thanked you properly.
The missionaries love the frisbee game. (Bonnie)
They scarfed down the candy  (Ruth)
I'm wearing my socks and moisturizer as I type (Ruth)
The facial machine is awesome (Beth)
The Hermanas loved the chapstick and bath and body products (Julie)
The brown sugar, tortillas, mattas sauce are precious (Amy, Bonnie, Julie)
The money for the missionaries is so kind (All of You)
I am missing some of the gifts... Sorry

But of course the best gift of all was your sacrifice 
to get here and your time.

I will treasure it forever!

Ruth, will you call and tell Molly where to get your waver
for your hair so that she can get one to Jill and Sherri to bring to me.
It would be awesome for my trips!

I love you all!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy as Clams... East Zone!

It's Friday night and we just got off of skype
with our children and grandchildren.
There is nothing better than watching the 
grandkids play with each other.
It's like looking into a hamster cage.
They never stop running around... and funny things are happening
all over the room.
This happens with our missionaries too.
When it comes to playing the games,
they turn into competitive boys
doing whatever it takes
 to win a treat. 
The East Zone was no exception.

We had the missionaries from Otusco and Huamachuco
stay on Tuesday after the 
Multi zone conference so that they wouldn't have to travel
the extra trip up and back.

The rest of the zone was in today for interviews and training.
These men are diligent.
They are here for the right reason.
They know who they are...
Sons of God.

East Zone Elders are:
Acuña, Albujar, Batz, Bustinsa, Calcina, Cerpa, Chicche, Gómez,
Hoyos, Hyde, Ipi, Jaramillo, Lorenzo, Martinez, Merida, Minaya, Perez,
Pugmire, Quispe, Shaw, Vera, and Villena

Zone Leaders: Elders Gómez and Vera

We Love You All like Crazy...
Because we are a bit Crazy!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

RE-RUN Same Conference... Different People

Let me start off by saying
that yes, we are still one of the largest missions 
in the world...
But even better we have the most
Sister missionaries by far.
Here are just 18 of our 32 that we have.

We have hard working, disciplined, obedient, baptizing, strong, 
intelligent, beautiful Sister Missionaries.
They glow with Beauty and the Spirit!

Along with our beautiful sisters...
We have some of the best Zone Leaders ever too.
Thank you Zone Leaders for your trainings today.
They were excellent!

It is great to be with these missionaries
even when it is long, hot, training meetings.
They make everything enjoyable.

They light up a room
and they are lighting up this part of the world.

"Let your light so shine before men
that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father which is in Heaven"

This is what a mission is all about!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hey, It's Porvenir...

More missionaries were in for interviews today.
Half in the morning and half in the afternoon.
But we all eat lunch together in the middle.
And this is when I snapped the photo.
Is your son in the Porvenir Zone?
Let me assure you, they are all doing very well.
Elders in the Porvenir Zone include:
Canaan, Mecham, Arteaga, Hendrix, Hales, Northcott, Perez,
Felt, Tagle, Briones, Pesantes, Salazar, Aguilar, Olivares,
DelaFuente, Tierra, and Zepana

President loves to interview.... but it is not an easy task.

Our Zone Leaders are in the first square on the left...
Elder DelaFuente and Elder Briones.

Hey... they are also in the bottom right square below.
They played the game in the morning and afternoon.

This district came color coordinated.
I was hoping for a great song with a little choreography.
Nope, Nada, Nothing.

But these guys gave us a song.
They were wonderful but again... no choreography.

But look during our game of snakes and ladders 
Elder DelaFuente and Elder Vera
had to share a square on one leg.  If they let it down they have to go
back to the beginning.  This was kind of like choreography.
And actually Elder DelaFuente is an amazing dancer.

Let's Go Porvenir... You are Awesome!