Monday, July 18, 2016

Visiting Puerto Maldonado

We said good bye with tears in our eyes to our awesome driver Joel. Took a plane to peurto Maldonado. where it is hot everywhere. We are lucky our hotel has AC. we visited one family that Elder Jeffery would eat with much of his time in Puerto.  The mother is amazing she not only feeds the missionaries each night, she also works as a secretary in the day and on the side makes beautiful cakes. Her husband is the Branch President. We gave her some things to help her with her cake business which was a small token of appreciation. She made Elder Jeffery's favorite dish, arroz Chaufa. The word got out that Elder Jeffery was in town and friends started showing up all over town. We were invited to a members home and once again were served Elder Jeffery's favorite dish. This member was so kind busy as a bee but took time out to teach me how to make this dish.
Stuffed we headed to the market to pick up a birthday present for a member then to the church for a baptism. The baptism did not happen but this did not stop anyone from having a good time, playing basketball, soccer and dancing all in an outdoor basketball court. 
The neext morning we went to church smiling and nodding Anna practicing her active listening skills.  
After church we visited more friends in clouding an investigator with pet monkeys that we got to hold. Also a members family that has a bunch of sons and a daughter who have all served missions. While we were at there home they showed us there hobby of chicken fighting.  Before ending our journey Elder Jeffery and Paul were able to squeeze in a final soccer game with the Elders. 
Sad to leave but excited for Elder Jeffery's future we boarded a plane for the long journey home. 
Bocangel Family

Dad and Monkey

Elder Niaupari

Puerto Hotel view

Mora Family

arroz Chaufa

Soccer with the Elders

Soccer with the Elders
President Mora 

Puerto Bridge

Elder's Apartment

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