Monday, May 11, 2009

Celebrating Mothers Day in Peru

Mothers Day is a big day in Peru, and we enjoyed all the celebrating. On Saturday night before Mothers Day, the Tarma branches held a Mothers Day Talent Show. The church cultural hall was packed with members:

The talent show included speeches, pantomimes, dancing (this picture shows some children in costumes depicting a shepherd and a herd of llamas) . . . :

... and singing:

Each mother received a candy pack:

Our investigator friends, the Quinto family, enjoyed the show:

On Sunday, Beverly received a little pin-on note from the Primary kids in the La Oroya branch and a little rosebud corsage from the Modelo branch in Tarma:

She also received candy and flowers from Scott. (Several years ago, he spent $40 for a dozen red roses for her for Mothers Day. She got upset, however, that he spent money we could not afford on flowers. That was the last time Scott gave her a dozen red roses--until this year when he found a dozen rosebuds (silk flowers) for $3 at the local office-supply store. She was thrilled with them. So Scott redeemed himself by his conservative spending, and Beverly redeemed herself by accepting his token of love. )

Sunday night we talked to all of our seven children on the phone. It was a wonderful Mothers Day.


Russ said...

I'm so glad we got to talk to Mom. Happy Mother's Day!

Eric said...

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day even so far away from your children. It was so nice to talk to you! I love you.

Sharon said...

Looks like a fun and well-attended talent show. Good your investigators could attend.

I loved the roses story:-)

Love you.

Anonymous said...

What a fun way to celebrate Mother's Day! I hope you had a great one, Beverly!