Monday, November 16, 2015

Primary Program in Peru

Hello from Trujillo!

We had another fast week.  It is such a great blessing for us to be here. We are enjoying every day. Wayne has been going over to help at the temple when we aren't scheduled to be there, he always finds ways to help.  We are so happy to be here and we are enjoying it.

Being of service has always been a blessing to me.  I learned a long time ago that you grow to love those you serve and those you serve with. It always makes me happy too. Serving in the temple is great!

Yesterday we went to the Laureles ward for our meetings. They were doing the primary program and we wanted to be there for that. They did a really good job.

This is the Primary Presidency. They were so sweet to us and were so happy we were there.

These are two sweet sisters. Carmen Leon is on the left. She works at the temple. She introduced us to Gilda Leon who is next to her. Gilda was baptized by Jaden Mecham when he served his mission here a couple of years ago. They are wonderful ladies.  Jaden said this about it ,"We visited them consistently for about a year. Gilda swore the first day we met her she would never be baptized into the church. Little by little she took small steps of faith and the ward was great to welcome her to activities by giving her small responsibilities. She felt needed and felt the spirit as she served. Since she didn't have any kids of her own, she always fed us and took care of us and considers us her children."

I love this story.  Thanks Jaden for being persistent and for serving.  For those of you who don't know Jaden, he belongs to Nicole Stoddard and Rod Mecham.  They lived in Hooper many years ago and now live in Morgan.  When their kids were little and Nicole went to work she let the kids play at our house. We were very excited when we knew Jaden was going on his mission to Trujillo. Little did we know we would serve here too a few years later.

Brother Bustamonte is in this ward too. He serves in the temple with us, Wayne has been helping him learn how to officiate a session.

These missionaries were at the meeting too.
Elders front to back--- Gardenas from Arequipa, he is going home tomorrow, Pacherras from Callao Peru, Ashcroft from Oregon, we met him at Wongs one Monday, he lost his card in the ATM, Weber from Oregon, and Meeker from Washington, he goes home tomorrow. They are from the Trujillo South mission.  We love it when we see the missionaries.

This is the Lonting family.  We walked with them part of the way home after church and got this picture. They teach English here so I can talk to them all.  The family sang Come Follow Me in the primary program. They sang the first two verses on Spanish then they repeated the verses in English. It made me cry.

We are so blessed to be serving here with these wonderful people. We love them and know that we are all brothers and sisters of a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to return to his presence.  We are so blessed!

1 comment:

Tami said...

Wow, what a cool post. Thank you for sharing your experiences. It's fun to read what you guys are doing besides just being in the temple all day.