Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Saying Goodbye

Today is Wednesday, June 29, 2016
This morning, we watched as President and Sister Marler got ready to go home from their 3 year Mission President mission.  They have been wonderful!  We've watched them as they've bee parents to everyone of their missionaries.  They've trained them to be great missionaries, to love the temple, to have confidence in themselves, to love and be loved, and they've served with honor. 

Jim and Patti extended their mission of a year to 18 months because Jim was asked to serve in the mission presidency, which they did a great job of.  They served the members in Chocope and Casa Grande area as they brought many to the temple to receive the blessings of the temple.  They too have loved the missionaries and served with great honor.   

Bringing in a bag to pack.

The following pictures are of the crowd saying goodbye to President and Sister Marler and President and Sister Fackrell here at the temple. There were a lot of hugs and some tears.

People saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

President Casos giving Jim and Patti a picture of the temple and saying goodbye.

President Marler's last load out to the van.

Jim and Patti saying last goodbyes

The van is loaded and ready to go.

Going to the Airport

The group!

Three Mission Presidents
Rios - Marble - Marler

Our friends Jim and Patti

Our Friends President and Sister Marlert
Kurt and Kathy Marler


Elders Craft, Carmen, Espinoza, me, Sister Rios.

 President and Sister Marble our new mission president.
Elder Craft taking care of Sister Marler's neck pillow. 

"The Lunch Bunch"



The final goodbye.

The day did finally come for these two wonderful couples to return with honor from their service here in Trujillo Peru.

President and Sister Marler were the best at their service to 618 missionaries as they loved, taught, and watched over them. They touched the lives of many.  They were good to me and Wayne and we appreciate them being here.  They are great friends.

Our friends Jim and Patti Fackrell have been amazing!  They came to Trujillo to pick up their son from his mission and came back to serve a mission of their own for 12 months while their daughter served her mission in Latvia. They extended their mission because Jim was called the be a counselor to President Marler. Instead of going home in January, they extended their mission for 5 months, going home the end of June with President and Sister Marler.   They brought many people to the temple and helped many families to be sealed together forever. We saw the love they have for the members they have been serving.  They have blessed the lives of many, including us. We always had fun when we were were with them.

Trujillo Peru is a better place because of the Marler's and the Fackrell's service!   We are so blessed to be serving here, and to have been able to serve with Jim and Patti Fackrell and Kurt and Kathy Marler.

God Be With You Til We Meet Again!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Last Night With Friends

Last Night With Friends - Bucket Game
June 28th 2016

Tonight when we got back from the temple at about 9:00 pm,  Bill and Sandy Hartman came over and we spent the evening with them and Jim and Patti Fackrell.  Jim and Patti are going home tomorrow and are spending their last night here in the Alberge.  We wanted to hang out and enjoy their last night in Trujillo with them.

We played the bucket game except we didn't have an ice cream bucket so we used a mixing bowl.

The bucket game is a lot like Catch Phrase. We had fun together and laughed a lot.

President Marler joined us for a little bit, he and Sister Marler are spending their last night here, staying with President Casós.

President Marler wanted to show us his new guitar, one of the members made it for him. It was beautiful. He played it for us and we sang along to You Are My Sunshine. We had a great evening.

Tomorrow morning we will be serving in the temple. Later in the evening, we will be going to the airport to send our friends off, as they complete their service as missionaries.

We're going to miss both of these great couples and friends of ours, but we're happy they get to go home and be with their families!! 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Last American Missionary Lunch

Today we went to lunch at Squalos with the American missionaries. It was the last lunch we will go to with the Fackrells and the Marlers.  They are finishing their service in a few days.
Pres. and Sister Marler - Jim and Patti Fackrell - Elder and Sister Whitney - Sue and Sandy Miller - Bill and Sandy Hartman

They will be going home on June 29th.   
We will miss them but have enjoyed being able to be here serving with them in Peru.
We had a wonderful time!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Missionaries Come to the Temple by the Zones

These are some pictures we took this week.

Two views from the window on the north end of our building.

This was what was going on outside.

Lunch!  I don't look very excited about it. It was really good.

These puppies were downstairs. So cute and fluffy.

One thing we have really enjoyed, is having the young missionaries come to the temple.  President and Sister Marler have made the temple an important part of each missionaries experience here. It has instilled a love for the temple in each of their missionaries.  They have made a great efforts to make sure all of their missionaries have their own temple clothes.  The first year in the mission for Christmas, each missionary received a pouch for their temple clothes with the Trujillo Temple embroidered on the outside of it. We even got one.  It's just been fun to be a part of the special sessions when "The Armies" of missionaries come to partake of the blessings of the temple.  It has in some small way, made us to feel like we are a part of this wonderful Trujillo North Mission, which is our mission.  It has been great.   

These are pictures of the last time the Marler's brought their missionaries from all 9 zones and the Leadership Counsel to the temple.  I don't know if this is all of them, the central zone is pictures twice. but it is a lot of them.  I got these off the Kurt and Kathy Marler Blog.

 The Porvenir and Esperanza Zones


Primevera and Casa Grande Zones

Sierra and Guadalupe Zones

Zona Central: Front: Hermana Cervantes, Hermana Schuyler, Hermana Arroyo, Hermana Mujica, Hermana Wright, Hermana Mancilla, Hermana Bronson.
Middle: Hermana Rimache, Elder Quispe, Elder Parkinson, Elder Malhue, Hermana Oteo, Hermana Messina, Hermana Gallardo, Hermana Peel, Hermana Pattillo, Hermana Springer.
Back row: Elder Guerra, Elder Linares, Elder Dykstra, Elder Cogollo, elder Marshall, Elder Babble, Elder Turner.
This zone is here twice, I'm not sure which one is the best one so I am keeping them both.

Leadership Council

Central and Este Zones

President and Sister Marler brought all of their missionaries to the temple, one zone at a time over the last 2 week to share one last temple session with them and to say good bye to them. The Marlers and the Fackrells will be going home in 4 days. This is the last group, I think it's the leadership council. We know a lot of these missionaries.

Wayne went for a walk tonight and discovered that they had opened up a new area behind the cemetery next door.  Room for more people. This is looking toward the back of the temple, to the left.

The temple wopuld be to the left.  He is looking toward the ocean and the main road Manceche

A view of the temple and our building from the back of the cemetery.

I got this picture from Bill and Sandy's blog.  I really like it because you can see where we live and the gate we go in with the guard shack.  It was taken from the apartments East of the temple.

Tomorrow we are going to the Casa Grande Stake Conference with President and Sister Marler, Jim and Patti, Bill and Sandy and us.  It should be fun.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Elder Romero (Elder Wait)

Elder Romero

This is Eldert Romero.  We lovingly referred to him as Elder Wait.  He was Elder Heward's companion when we first got her to Trujillo.  We went to immigration several times and Elder Heward seemed to take care of all the paperwork and Elder Romero was always waiting, hence his name.  One time when we went to Buenos Aires, he was waiting while Elder Olsen played the piano for the Primary to practice the Primary Program.  He's a great young man and I wanted to make sure I remember him.  

Elder Romero with the red tie, and his companion.

Sandy took this picture of him with his companion teaching a family at the temple.

Alta Moche Ward - Father's Day - Goodbye Elder Talbot

Alta Moche Ward - Father's Day

Sunday was Father's Day!  Happy Father's Day to Wayne!  He is a wonderful Dad.  He's been perfect for our family!  I love him a lot.  I'm so glad I've been able to share this mission with him.   

Wayne at the pulpit
On Sunday we went with the Bill and Sandy to the El Alto ward in Moche.  Bill and Sandy have been attending church each week at a different building in Trujillo.  This was the last church building in Trujillo (there are 26) for them to attend in all seven stakes.  They haven't been to all the wards, just all the buildings.  This was a small building with no piano.  This building is on the Pan American highway that runs south to Lima and north to the United States.

We wanted to visit this ward to say goodbye to Elder Talbot.  He is one of the missionaries going home this week. He is such a fun and cute Elder.  He was one of the first missionaries we met as we went to immigration with Elder Heward.  Elder Talbot was there doing the same thing for the missionaries in the South mission. In July, the Trujillo Mission was divided into the Trujillo North and the Trujillo South missions.  Elder Heward went North and Talbot went South, Elder Talbot was able to serve half his mission in the North and half in the South mission.  We'saw him at church too as we've visited different wards.

This is the kitchen and Relief Society Room. They are filling the sacrament trays.

The chapel
We came to this ward for our meetings today because it was Elder Talbot's last Sunday in the mission and we really wanted to see him to tell him goodbye.  Bill and Sandy have been to all of the chapels in Trujillo and this was the last one, so that was pretty neat. 
Elder Talbot from Cornville, Arizona, Elder Going from Oregon, Elder Tineo from Lima, and Elder Carder from Gallatin, Missouri.
Today was Elder Talbot, Elder Going and Elder Carder's last Sunday in the mission.  This was Elder Goings first area, he got permission to attend his last Sunday here.They are all great young men.


Elder Talbot is the Elder who talked to Wayne about the missionaries not being able to come to the temple.  Wayne made some contacts and helped to make it possible to come again.

Elder Going is next to Elder Talbot, he's from a little town in Oregon.  Wayne always jokes with him about his name and has said the back of his name badge says Elder Coming. He's going home too.  Elder Carter is on the right, he's from an Missouri. He will be going home too.

Bill and Sandy with  Elder Talbot, his companion Elder Tineo from Lima and their convert of the church for 2 months.  He wants to serve a mission.

Sandy, Sister Jazmin Saldania, Jazmin works with us in the temple on Saturday nights.  She's engaged to Joseph Pezantes, they are planning on getting married later next year.

This pretty Sunflower was in the front. Such a pretty ray of sunshine.

This little tienda was next to the church. We could smell the fresh rolls they were selling.

This looks like the Hyundai Excel we use to have, but ours was Red.  This was parked in front of the church.

This building was next to the church looking across the Pan American Highway

We're across the road from the church.

Wayne waiting to get us a taxi to go home. We didn't get this little white one but we did get a little black one.  You can see the church in the background.

We saw all these trucks together on the way home

Sandy took this pretty picture from the taxi on our way home from church.

Because of Father's Day, the road by the temple was very crowded and busy with people going to the cemetery.

Buying flowers and the crowded street and sidewalk

Crowded sidewalks, people buying flowers on their way to the cemetary

Crowded street

My Dad with Hank

Happy Fathers Day Dad!  I love my dad a bunch. I'm glad I was able to talk to him on the phone today.  When I was young, I was his buddy. I was always watching him as he worked outside, working in the yard, working on the cars, cleaning and sorting in the garage and everything in between. I learned a lot by being by his side. He's just a great guy and has been the perfect father for me and I sure do love him.

Sandy found this on Facebook.  This is Ronald Chavez, he works with us in the temple.

Happy Father's Day!!  

We had a great day!