We had an inspiring week at the MTC last week and boarded our plane on Monday, arriving in Cuzco on Tuesday Morning at 5:00 am. It was so beautiful flying in over the clouds and mountains as the sun was rising over the horizon. President and Sister Harbertson met us at the airport in Cuzco and drove us up to the Statue of the White Christ where we had a spectacular view of Cuzco. We showered, rested and ate at the Mission home. We met with the Mission President and talked about our assignments. Afterwards we were taken to our apartment to unload our things with the help of the missionaries. The missionaries here are wonderful and we are so excited to be working with them. Then we went out to dinner with President and Sister Harbertson and Elder and Sister Hassler. For anyone that didn't know, Elder Richard Hassler was Lyle's favorite mission companion when they both served in Italy. They are so happy to be serving in the same mission again.
We are still settling in and getting used to the thin air. We did have an appointment with a family last night and that was fun. We have have been busy organizing our apartment and our missionary work the past couple of days and we even took time to explore this beautiful city. We love the wonderful people here in Peru. Everyone has been so kind and we have felt so grateful for the warm welcome everyone has given us.