We opened our Mission Call one year ago, Cuzco is where Lyle wanted to go and even though we didn't request it, we were so happy when we opened the envelope and saw that it was where we were called to serve. It has been challenging and wonderful all at the same time. I love the people here and the beautiful places we have been to. We love working with the missionaries and now the Mission Presidency. It has been an honor to serve the Lord in this corner of his vineyard.
Pictures of our Most Recent Adventures
Well, we did a night in Quillabamba as the Presidency had some business there. This is the hotel we stayed at. This pool is a rare sight. We didn't bring swimsuits and it is probably good that we didn't swim, we came home with lots of bug bites as it was and we would have had more. There is no mosquito abatement here. By the way, the rooms were not that great, just the view.
|Coconut Tree by the pool.|
|The big trees are mango trees and they are loaded, only the fruit is still green. I miss having fresh mangoes, I think they are my favorite food here.|
|There are so many beautiful birds here, there were a couple red parrots here too, I just didn't get a picture.|
The next day we were dropped off at Urubamba to do familysearch with the people the missionaries send to us. We love this town and have found this small bed and breakfast for $28.00 a night, the beds are comfortable, the rooms clean and updated, lots of hot water and this great breakfast.
|Nothing beats the sights and smells of the market early in the morning, as you pass by the fresh flowers and herbs.|
|A room full of bananas brought in fresh by the farmer.|
|Look at this tiny door in this very old wall. This is what I look like as we leave the hotel with all of our stuff. Lyle has the small suitcase. We are on our way to church and we will leave for Cuzco right after church.|
|Colorful plants for sell, by the woman who grew them.|
|Lyle said this is the future us.|
|Wonderful sister missionaries! We worked with these two and other missionaries all weekend. It is always fun to spend time with them.|
Quick Trip to Puerto Maldonado for District Meetings
|No bus this time! Yeah!|
|This is a very popular restaurant in Puerto with the tourist. Look at this beautiful flower. This is the "jungle" area of our mission and they have fruits and flowers I haven't seen anywhere else. The fruit juices are amazing.|
|Mission Presidency at a buffet lunch in the middle of nowhere. This is a Brazilian grill restaurant that plays Brazilian music, notice the Rodizio grill in the back. This town is the gateway to Brazil from Peru.|
|View out the airplane window.|
|Ariel view of Cuzco|
|Back to Cuzco, the dogs and the garbage. This time I saw a poor man joining the dogs. It always breaks my heart to see scenes like this.|
|This is our district. We meet together once a week to have a lesson and report our progress.|