Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Happy To Be in Jordan

Zac lives in a house with these great missionaries who are from Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

Zac loves his new room.

It was hard to leave the wonderful families Zac met in Chan Chan.
Here are a few pictures of people he will never forget.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Leaving Chan Chan

Last picture with the wonderful missionaries
in the Central Zone. Zac will really miss the people
 in the Chan Chan Ward but is looking forward
to his transfer to the Esperanza Zone and
meeting the people in the Jordan Ward this week.

The missionaries got together on Thanksgiving and
had a Peruvian style feast--chicken, green rice and bananas.

Thanksgiving Continued

After their Peruvian feast with the other missionaries at lunch, they were 
treated to a real American style Thanksgiving dinner.

One of their favorite families fixed a real turkey dinner for them. Amy is the best cook ever!

Ginger ale with cranberry juice completed the meal.
Zac will miss this family very much.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

How Each Day Begins

View from apartment each morning before walking down three flights of stairs to start the day.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Another Good But Busy Week

This past week was a good but busy one.  They attended two baptisms and a training meeting, performed at a musical fireside and practiced for the Christmas show. 

Getting directions at the practice before the musical fireside
Ready for the performance to begin

Zac is in the choir on the right

Selfie with Elder Lavado

Monday, October 26, 2015

Movie Night Missionary Activity in Chan Chan Ward

The Chan Chan Ward had a great activity to encourage the members
 to invite friends to find out more about the gospel.
Zac is standing between his companion Elder Lavado
and Roman, a wonderful man who was recently baptized. 

The event was orchestrated by Marco, who is the best mission leader ever.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New Job Skills and Tire Sandals

Zac decided to start cutting his own hair so he bought some hair clippers and gave it a try. We think he did a pretty good job.  We asked him how he was able to cut his hair in the back and he simply said, "Faith."  If college doesn't prepare him for the job market he can always open a barber shop.

Elder Vimahi brought Zac some sandals made from tires when he visited last week.

He loves them!

Baptism of Another Wonderful Family in Chan Chan

Special Conference With Elder Calderon

All of the zones in the mission except for two met with Elder Calderon for an inspirational training meeting.  He's hard to see, but Zac is in the center standing behind the sister missionary in the melon sweater and next to Elder Newman who is wearing a red tie.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Multi-Zone Conference

                            Training conference for Central, Primavera and Sierra zones

                                                                                                                The back of Zac's head

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Beach Clean Up

Throughout the world Mormon volunteers try to come together to do what they can to help in their communities.  They are known as Mormon Helping Hands.  Last Saturday, hundreds of Mormon volunteers participated in the annual beach clean up at Huanchaco, which is just outside of Trujillo.  

President Marler always sets a great example by working right alongside his missionaries.

And no one could ever call Sister Marler a slacker.

Zac got really sunburned but was glad to be a part of this great event.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Transfer, a Project, a Baptism and a Milestone

Zac's companion, Elder Newman, was transferred to another area so now it's just Zac and Elder Lavado.  Zac and Elder Lavado get along really well so they were both happy to stay together for this last change.  Here is a picture of Zac's district right before Elder Newman was transferred:

                  Helping people in any way they can is a big part of what missionaries do.
                   A recent project involved a lot of paint.  We hope some got on the walls.

The happiest time for a missionary is when someone decides to go forward with the covenant of baptism. Roman's baptism was a wonderful experience for all who participated. Zac told us that Roman is one of the most amazing people he's ever met.

                           Finally, here is a picture of Zac as he thoughtfully contemplates
                                  reaching the half way milestone of his time in Peru.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Workout Program

What kind of workout program can 3 missionaries
do on the roof of their apartment?
Start with homemade barbells created with
water jugs and a shower curtain rod.

Maintain regular heavy lifting.
Elder Newman, Elder Lavado and Elder Farnsworth think it will work!