Monday, November 3, 2014

Banos del Incas, Cajamarca, Peru

Banos del Incas

Cajamarca, Peru

 Conference with Elder W. Christopher Waddell
Cajamarca Zone
October 2014

Baptism of Marlan and Bryan

Elder Gomez, Marlon, their Father, Bryan & Elder Thompson

Draining the font afterwards.

Cajamarca, Peru

 Banos del Incas

Wishing his sister Emily a Happy Birthday from Peru!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 2014 - Motupe, Peru

Elder Thompson and Elder Wilson
Chiclayo, Peru
June 2014

House Rebuilding Project
Motupe, Peru

Elder Coons 20th Birthday
Motupe, Peru
June 11, 2014

Elder Thompson and Elder Coons
Motupe, Peru
June 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mark L. Williams was called to serve as the new president of the Peru Chiclayo Mission beginning in July, 2014.  President and Sister Williams will replace President Risso and Sister Risso who are originally from Uruguay.  President Risso was a very kind and wonderful Mission President.  The next three years under President Williams promise to be exciting and inspiring given the hastening of the Lord's work worldwide, especially among the great people of Peru.

President Mark L. and Dianna K. Williams
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hike to Pensionista's Farm in Motupe

The Ward Relief Society President cooks for the missionaries and lives on a farm in outside the town.  Her father took the missionaries to visit the farm in the beautiful surrounding countryside.  Motupe is a farming valley with green cultivated fields surrounding the town.

Service Project Rebuilding Burnt Down Homes

Service project involving Church members and missionaries in Motupe to rebuild homes destroyed by fire.  Thirteen homes burned in one night leaving many families homeless.  Rebuilding materials cost only $200 to rebuild one home but that is far beyond the means for many of those families.

Anibal and Family with Elder Coons and Elder Thompson

Anibal with Elder Thompson and Elder Coons
June 2014

Memorial Day 2014 in Motupe

Memorial Day 2014 hike to the mountains outside Motupe, Peru with Elder Coons and the Sister Missionaries from the District.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

April 28, 2014 Email from Motupe, Peru

"I have definitely seen blessings here that I know are coming from my family’s prayers; blessings like patience for me.  I have really enjoyed this last week and have been more patient with myself.  I’ve kind of had to reassess my expectations and realize that I’ve only been here a short time. I have definitely been given the gift of tongues and although I’m not anywhere close to where I want to be in Spanish, I need to be patient and grateful for my blessings."

Thursday, May 1, 2014

April 14, 2014 Email from Motupe, Peru

Sister Risso, Elder Coons, Elder Thompson & President Risso
Peru Chiclayo Mission

Motupe, Peru - First Area

First Area!  Assigned to Motupe, Peru which is 44 miles or one and a half hours travel time northwest of Chiclayo.  Companions with Elder Brian Coons from Los Angeles, California.

"Flying into Chiclayo was cool.  It was the most green I have seen here for seven weeks.  It’s a little bit more rural here.  I’m in Motupe which is about one and half hours out of Chiclayo.  I love my area but I don’t know Spanish. The first week out of the CCM was the hardest for me so I’m sure next week will be much better!  I’m trying to remember things to tell you but it’s hard!

I was able to watch General Conference at the CCM!  It was great!!!  Elder Waddell gave the closing prayer of the Saturday morning session.  He is the 70 who spoke to us in the CCM.   He is really great.  President Uchtdorf gave some great talks.  The Sunday morning session was a good one!!"

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Peru Lima CCM - February 26, 2014 to April 8, 2014

Arrived at the Lima Peru CCM
February 26, 2014

Lima Peru CCM

Inca Cola!

Soccer Pitch - CCM Lima Peru

February 26, 2014 - Phoenix Arizona to Lima Peru CCM

Elder Zachary Peter Thompson
Peru Chiclayo Mission
February 14 - February 16

Elder Zachary Thompson called to serve in the Peru Chiclayo Mission.
  Reporting directly to the CCM in Lima Peru.