Monday, March 9, 2009

Tarma Zone Missionary Party at Our House

On Monday (Preparation Day), March 9, the missionaries in our zone had a special activity which included a birthday party at our home for Elder Santos (who was just transferred to Tarma). Scott knew of Elder Santos before he even arrived in the mission because one of Scott's former running buddies, Rob Waite, was Elder Santos' bishop.

Here Beverly lights the "candles" (matches) on Elder Santos' cake:


Elder Wengren (Taylorsville, UT), Elder Santos (Fontana, CA), and Elder Keel (Elder Santos' new companion, Victorsville, CA). These are our Tarma missionaries (along with Elder Illachura):



We also enjoyed the company of Elder Clark (New Hampshire, personal secretary to President Leyva and whom we knew in Lima) and Elder Cook (Logan, UT, our Zone Leader):


The group enjoyed a meal of pancakes and omelets. We love these wonderful, hard-working missionaries! The eight elders are (left to right) Elders Wengren, Santos, Keel, Lima (the other Zone Leader), Clark, Cook, Davis (an Office Missionary we knew in Lima; assistant to the president), and Illachura:



Did they enjoy the food? They ate two dozen eggs, two packages of ham, a red pepper, an onion, and a package of Cheddar cheese; a package of pancake mix (32 pancakes) and a quart of maple syrup; three liters of soda pop, two liters of milk, and a large chocolate cake. We used every dish and pan in our house!

Happy Birthday, Elder Santos! Welcome to Tarma! (Elder Santos gets a portrait photo because his mom is an avid follower of this blog.)

10 comments:

Sharon and Lin said...

Great to see those missionaries!! You two are super hosts..they must love being in your home any chance they get! What a darling birthday elder!!

My blog followers get special pictures of their missionaries too - as long as they make a comment:-)

Andrea said...

What lucky kids! I miss our regular family birthdays that we've been slipping on since you left!

S.WENGREN said...

It is such a wonderful blessing to have Bro & Sis Zimmerman IN PERU and helping these Elders- "Including our own" in there efforts. Thank You Soooo much!!!
Steve & Amy Wengren

Russ said...

That's sure nice of you guys to do this for them.

The Sorensons said...

Hi. My name is Tim Sorenson and my family and I will be moving to Peru at the end of April (I'll be working at the U.S. embassy). We will most likely be living in La Molina and I came across your blog because I was trying to get a better idea of what living conditions will be like. We are also LDS and have been in contact with a few LDS people in Peru that have been answering our questions. I'm not sure if your home is near the temple, but we are most likely going to live in that area. Maybe we will run into you when we get down there. My e-mail is timo2mx@yahoo.com and we also have a blog at timandbrooke.blogspot.com. I would love to hear from you and get more information about life in Peru. Thanks

Sheri said...

As a missionary I loved my interactions with the couple missionaries! I think it's wonderful that you are able to have these nice events for the missionaries.

tonyandcasey@aol.com said...

THANK YOU BROTHER AND SISTER ZIMMERMAN THIS IS SISTER SANTOS WE WERE SO EXCITED TO HERE OUR SON RYAN IS SERVING WITH YOU IN YOUR AREA HE IS SO HAPPY AND LOOKS GREAT I LOVE YOUR WEB SITE AND I WILL ALWAYS BE ON IT THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU MADE MY DAY! LOVE LOVE LOVE THE PICTURES GOD BLESS YOU IN ALL YOU DO OUR PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS LOVE ALWAYS THE SANTOS FAMILY

Manders22 said...

AWWW! wow i didnt know that peru was so beautiful, and my lil brother ryan... happy belated bday! thank you to who put these up that is amazing! its great to see him healthy and well!

Anonymous said...

Oye 'mano, no tomes el agua. Cuidate, te necesito en CI$ y los de CES ya estar por pisarme.

saludos,
Breedem

Erin said...

They're sure lucky to have you there!