Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rest for the weary...

No phone calls...our phones didn't work in Peru!
Soft beds & warm showers...the accomodations were great!
The sound of the ocean...soothing the troubled soul!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner...the food was abundant and the ceviche was incredible!
Walks by the beach every morning...our bodies were grateful for the exercise!
A day of sightseeing...we were amazed at the beauties of this world and our gifts from Heavenly Father!
Support, encouragement, and feasting on the good word...our spirits were lifted as we listened to our Area Presidency and shared with the other mission presidents and wives.

OKAY....MAYBE, we can do this for another 4 months!

After 4 months on the job, we were called off to an Area training in Peru with our area presidency...Elder Pino, Elder Uceda, and Elder Waddell.  Our itinerary arrived and we packed our bags and headed off to Peru leaving the counselors of the mission presidency and our trusty office crew in charge!
We flew to Bogota on October 30 arriving late at night, spent the night in a hotel and then at 4am went to the Bogota airport for our flight.  We were joined by 5 other couples...the other Colombian mission presidents, Area medical advisor, and the MTC president.  We had plenty of time to get acquainted as our 6am flight was delayed due to fog and we didn't leave until almost 11am!

We were picked up at the Lima airport and bused to the Area offices.  There we joined the other mission presidents, area presidency and boarded new buses for our 4 hour ride to Paracas. 

This is the 1st Halloween in as long as I can remember that I haven't carved a pumpkin, decorated my house, or passed out candy.  It was a bit strange.  As I enter the holidays this year, I am trying to decide how to make them special.  I LOVE the holidays....I just have NO time to fuss over them....I need to work on this problem...IF I find some extra time!

We spent 2 days listening to our area presidency counsel and teach us.  So many things that I can do better.  Our 3rd day was spent enjoying the sights in Paracas...Isla Ballestas, National Reserve, and a Catamaran ride in the bay.

Friday, Nov 4 we traveled back to Cali arriving at 1am in the we go again!

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