|Sicuani Zone leaders|
|4 computers running and people were still waiting.|
|Everyone wanted pictures in this frame and then I took them to our portable printer to print so they could take the pictures home. It kept me pretty busy.|
|Here we are getting ready for the Family History Event - see all the posters of families on the walls?|
|These are framed pictures given to each of the participants.|
|waiting for the bus|
|2 kinds of luggage|
|gathering grain on the altiplano|
|Typical school, yes school is in session here. It is winter for us.|
|missionaries goofing around for the camera|
|Our Puno Sister Missionaries|
|We had a sweet experience with the youth in Puno, we were asked to give a fireside to these young men and young women in the home of a member of the Stake Presidency.|
|We have discovered Menu del Dia. You get an appetizer, huge bowl of soup and entree, drink and dessert for about $3. at lunch time. It is good food.|
|Juliaca Zone leaders|
|A grandma and grandson came to do their family history.|
|This is one of the many sweet ladies we helped. They are so happy when they see their family tree with all the people they love on it.|
|We helped this lady with her family history. She just had this light about her and I was glad the camera could capture it. We just love the peruvian people.|
Here are some pictures we took while waiting for our bus.
|Stoves and pots and pans. All the stores spill into the street.|
|I am amazed at the skill level all these women have when it comes to knitting. I love to watch them work.|
|Begging is all that is left for so many older people.|
|Beautiful fresh fruits in a wheelbarrow for sale.|
|This is the baked in a stone oven lamb called Kankacho that the Haslers introduced us to. It doesn't come with forks or plates just a plastic bag. Kind of messy but Lyle loves it. Here we are waiting for another bus.|
|Beautiful ride home.|
An Added Assignment
Our trip to Juliaca was cut short when Lyle received a call while we were in Puno. He was asked to fill the position in the Mission Presidency that was left by Elder Hasler. Not only is Elder Poulsen wearing the hat that Elder Hasler left for him, but now he is going to fill his shoes. It is a tall order, Elder Hasler was an incredible missionary here. He not only speaks Spanish fluently, he also knows Ketchua and the people just love him.
So we had meetings with the district leaders on Saturday. The areas of the church that are not included in Stakes are called Districts and the Mission President presides over those districts as well as presiding over all the missionaries and their work. So his counselors help him with the district work, which means travelling to these small out-lying towns. You can't just jump into your car and get to these places, it is combies, buses, taxis and whatever else you can find. It also means over night stays because the towns are so far away and usually the work includes Saturday night and Sunday.
We are excited to be working with the Mission President so closely and learning new things. We will continue our work with the Missionaries and hopefully be able to piggy-back our visits with the missionaries with the visits in the Districts. There are 6 Districts in this mission and Lyle will be working closely with three of them. Here are some pictures of the district leaders and the mission Presidency in front of the Mission home.
|What Wonderful Priesthood Leaders! They provide so much service.|