Saturday, October 31, 2009


While at Larco Mar we saw all of these kids dressed up in their halloween costumes. They were trick or treating the different stores there.

P day at Inka Markets

After visiting the Inka Markets the Slingerlands and us went to Larco Mar and Mangos restaurant to eat. The weather was ideal. Doctor Slingerland is the area doctor for our mission. He took Doctor Drakes place.

We always have fun at the Mangos resturant and Larco Mar.
Sitting and visiting at the Inka Markets. Sister Cleverly, sister and doctor Slingerland and sister and elder Lamb.
Doctor and sister Slingerland, Karen and sister Armstrong. At 11:00 this morning the Armstrongs and their daughter, the Lambs and the Slingerlands came to our apartment. We all walked over to Camino Real and caught a bus to Parque Kennedy. Then we walked to the Inka Markets in Miraflores. The Armstrongs and Slingerlands had never been there.

Construction update

When the people were moving out across the street we were told that the houses would be torn down and a 5 Star Hotel would be built.

Paulo came in the office this past week and said that a Metros was being built there. This is great news for us as we won't have as far to go to the grocery store. Metro is a big grocery store chain here.
As if the construction going on across the street and big dump trucks constantly coming out on Basadre wasn't enough they decided to tear up the entire street. First they stripped all the asphalt off. Now they have torn up the sidewalks on both sides of the street.
It is like walking through a land mine to get to the office and back to our apartment each day.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sister Tylers birthday

This afternoon at 2:00 p.m. we went to the Presidents house and surprised sister Tyler with the cake they baked last night. Sister Tyler had no idea.

Friday night with Tyler children

The finished product. While the cake was baking we played the card game Golf. Besides Karen and I there was Rebekah, Edward, and Melissa Tyler. Lyndsee Manning, daughter of the South mission president and Carolina Perez, daughter of the North mission president. We had a very fun evening.

Rebekah is getting ready to put frosting on the cake.

In the foreground is Carolina Parez. Her dad is the president of the North mission. She and Ed have been seeing a lot of each other since he arrived. The Parez family is from Uraguay where Ed served his mission.

The Tyler children came to our place last night to bake a cake for their mother for her birtday. Her birthday was the 22nd but the President and sister Tyler were in Cuzco and get back today. We will celebrate her. birthday today. This is Edward that just returned from his mission in Uraguay within the last two weeks.

Always cooking for the missionaries

The families that came down brought us three blocks of cheese and cans of enchalada sauce. Karen immediately cooked for the elders and made enchalads. L to R. Elders Tito , Hales, Martin, Eck, Cooke, Malale, and Harper with sister Cleverly. Sister Elmer aptly dubbed sister Cleverly the Cookie Queen of Peru. She has baked hundreds and hundreds of dozens of cookies for the missionaries. We thank all of those families that have sent chocolate chips, brown sugar and other sundry items to make this possible.

Sister Nelson

Sister Nelson is back in Lima. She is here with her companion sister Mondaca. Sister Nelson is from St. George, Ut.

New arrivals 10/21/09

We had 8 new missionaries come into our mission this week. They are in for a fun and rewarding time with the wonderful people of Peru.

Missionaries going home

Elder Nuttal from West Valley, Ut. before heading to the airport.

Elder Nuttal with his parents. They came by our place to pick up their luggage they left while they were in the provinces.
Sister Milne and sister Cleverly before the Milnes left for home.
Sister Milne with her dad and step mom at our apartment. They brought us some goodies.
American missionaries going home. L to R. Elder Martin (West Bountiful, Ut.), Elder Hopkinson (Pleasant Grove, Ut.), elder Walton (SLC, Ut.) elder Nuttal (West Jordan, Ut. ) elder Harper (Arizona) and sister Milne (SLC, Ut.) With each change we get more and more attached to the missionaries going home.
Elder Hopkinson and all his family that came to get him. They are from Pleasant Grove, Utah. His mom and dad and grandparents and Aunt.
Elder Walton with his father. Elder Walton plays football for SUU. He is from SLC and Skyline HS.

Very busy week

L to R. Kneeling E. Martin and E. Hopkinson, E. Eck, E. Walton, E. Cleverly, Sis. Cleverly, Elder Christofferson and Sis. Milne. While the elders were waiting for their parents to arrive we had our picture taken with elder Christofferson. He was waiting for his wife to arrive on the same airplane. We had a very busy week. On Saturday all the missionaries in Lima serving in the four missions had a special conference at the MTC where elder Christofferson spoke as well as Nash and Clayton of the 70 and Edgley of the Presiding Bishopric. Then Monday thru Wednesday all the mission presidents from Venezuela to Bolivia were taught all day long by these same leaders. On Monday those going home had their testimony meeting. Wednesday the new missionaries arrived.

Elder Hopkinson greets his mother at the airport.
Our office staff elders. We had a change this week. Elder Eck was called to Urcos and elder Hales took his place with elder Malale as his companion. We will greatly miss elder Eck. One of the most talented elders in our mission. He is from Arizona.
Two very fine sisters. At one time they served together as companions. This week sister Milne went home and sister Norris was transferred to Puerto Maldonado. Sister Milne is from SLC and sister Norris from Alabama.
Elder and Sister Stull. She is the Area mental health director and brother Stull is an Area auditor. They live in Ecuador and serve Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sister Milne going home

We had four families coming to pick up their missionary only sister Milne didn´t know that her dad and step mom was coming to get her. We kept it a total surprise. Sister Cleverly ask sister Milne to accompany her to the airport to pick up some things the other parents were bringing. She was looking for Elder Waltons dad when she said, that is my dad. Even Elder Christofferson and Elder Nash knew. When Elder Christofferson wife came, she was on the same plane, they waited to see sisters Milnes reaction.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rodizio Grill

On Friday Karen needed to go to a Clinic in La Molina to have her blood drawn to check her Cholesteral and Potassium levels. We saw this Rodizio Grill across the street. I had heard that there were three or four of them in Lima

General Conference

We went to the MTC to watch General Conference. We were there for all sessions. We ate lunch there both days.

Between lunch and the afternoon session we walked around the MTC and Area office grounds.

It is spring here and the grounds are beautiful.

We watched in English with the other American couples and the English speaking missionaries

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