Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We are finally at a point where we can build upon our blog.  We got the internet going yesterday and can now post.

 We keep very busy but it is so rewarding to see lives change through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have been involved in interviewing all the Elders and Sisters when President Benton has his missionary interviews. We do this on two fronts: on their needed apartment repairs and cleanliness as well as motivating them on the English Companionship Study Program.  We have met with about 90% of the missionaries.  Tomorrow and next week we go to the campo (country side) and meet the rest of them.


The church has approved this program for the native Latin missionaries in Central and South America to study and learn English. It will eventually go world wide. It can easily triple their income and bless their future families. We believe it will also spiritually bless them as they get off their missions and serve in many leadership capacities within the church. There will not be a better time for them to learn English than now in the structured environment of a mission with the added power of Holy Ghost. They are making tremendous progress, we are very proud of them. We have had our first painting party! I've been doing lots of cooking. The sweetest experiences are bearing testimony and meeting with investigators and members in their homes.


  1. WOW fun to hear about what you are doing!

  2. hooray!! you are alive and kicking!! I wish we were around to try your delicious cooking!!!! our family parties will be lacking!!!!! thanks for the wonderful update!!!

  3. ¡Por fin! Every day I check to see if you have posted something. I was patient, however, knowing how long it sometimes takes to get Internet up and going.

    I wonder if that program of English training is coming to our Peru Lima East Mission. I haven't heard a thing about it.

    As far as taking care of the apartments, I know that you'll be a big blessing to Pres. and Sis. Benton. In our mission, that's a huge job, and the mission president's wife does most of it.

    Your temple looks very much like our Lima Temple! We love the Lima temple, but now we live up in the High Central Andes Mountains, we haven't been able to get back to the temple.

    Best wishes. Keep posting so we know what you're up to.

    Scott (Elder Zimmerman)
    Tarma, Peru