Sunday, July 12, 2009

Family Home evening July 6, 2009

When we go to the Area office, MTC or the temple we never know about the traffic. If we go any time after 5:15 in the afternoon it will take at least an hour to get there. Well we went to Home Evening and left just after 5:00. We were ahead of the traffic and got over there in a half hour. So we walked around the temple grounds. Our Home Evening was held at the temple presidents house which is in the corner of the grounds.

The templed is very beautiful. The flowers are in bloom year around even though we are in winter.

We saw this beautiful Hybiscus.

This is our group. Though on the 13th, the Earls from Moses Lake, Washington, The Davies from Sandy, Utah and Elders from Springville, Utah will all be going home. Who knows if we will ever see them again. The Earls already have another call to be the MTC President in Madrid, Spain January 1, 2010.

First P day with the Tylers

We decided to celebrate the 4th of July down here. Karen put it all together. She made a potatoe salad and a corn salad. I went to KFC and bought a couple of buckets of chicken. Also coleslaw and french fries came with it. Drinks, brownies and chocalte chip cookies that Karen made. We decided to go the Ancient Olive Tree park. Just as we put all of our food out to eat and had filled our plates, three policeman came and said that we couldn't eat in the park. So we gathered everything up and went back to the Presidents house to finish eating.

Elmers last day in the mission and Tylers first.

President hanging new map.
In the afternoon President and sister Elmer showed up at the office and introduced us to the Tylers.

On our way to the airport in the van. Elder Montalbo also went home. He needed to have his knee operated on.

Also our Area President Doug Nash was on the same flight heading to SLC.

Karen talking to Pres. Nash.

Telling Elder Montalbo good-bye. He is going home to Twin Falls.

President Elmer giving me some last minute instructions.

Sister Elmer and Karen saying their last good-byes.

One last hug.

One final foto.

Up the escalator. See you in a year. We love you.

Last Zone Conference for Elmers

This is the last Multizone conference in Lima that the Elmers had before going home. Just 5 days before going home. After the conference Sister Elmer, Karen and I took a taxi and we stopped at a Mexican restaurant to eat. Later that night sister Elmer was in the hospital and had her Gall Bladder removed. What a way to end your mission. She wasn´t able to fly to Cusco for their last Zone Conference over there and tell all the missionaries good-bye for the last time.

This is a great group of missionaries going back to Bolivia.

Elder Gurr, a great missionary was reassigned from the office to Andahuaylas.

Elder Gurr is from Salt Lake City.

He has been replaced by elder Eck from Arizona.

The Brignone's were serving in our mission in the Lima area. But they returned to Bolivia were they were called to. They are from the Seattle area.

Inka Shops

Inka Shops
There are hundreds and hundreds of little vendors selling their wares from clothing, dolls, purses, jewelry etc. We didn't buy anything but got a good idea of some of the things that they have.


One of many highways in Lima. This is Avenida Arequipa that runs north and south. Maybe 9-10 blocks from our apartment. During rush hour this road will be packed.


Another highway running thru Lima.

Tall buildings

Tall buildings
This is a look of San Isidro where we live and the mission office.

Miraflores from the air

Miraflores from the air
On our P-day we went to Miraflores and ate at a fantastic restaurant just above the cliff. The tall building in the background is the Marriott hotel. The name of the restaurant was Mangos. It was buffet.

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean
Looking down about 500-600 feet from the Mangos restaurant to the ocean