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.