Friday, October 23, 2009

Scenes of the Peru Lima East Mission

The following pictures, taken by Elder Scott Zimmerman, provide a brief pictorial overview of the Peru Lima East Mission. To see an enlarged view of any pictures, just click it; and then click the Back arrow button on your browser to return to the blog.

The Peru Lima East Mission includes not only the mission office but also the South American Northwest Area Offices:

The Lima Missionary Training Center (Lima MTC) [also called the "Centro de Capacitación Misional" or CCM] is also located within the boundries of our mission:

Near the Lima MTC and within our mission is the Lima Temple:

Lima has large shopping malls and department stores, but it also has open-air markets:

The Pacific Ocean forms the western border of Peru, although the beach is not in our mission:

A view of the Pacific at sundown:

The mission also includes the High Central Peruvian Andes. This picture shows the terraced farmlands on the south side of the city of Tarma, shown down at the bottom of the valley:

Two women load milk to take to the local market in Tarma:

The dirt road that winds its way up the mountain between Palcamayo and San Pedro de Cajas:

An LDS member of the San Pedro de Cajas (13,300 feet above sea level) branch:

An LDS member of the Junín branch (13,600 feet):

A wild vicuña, relative to the domesticated llama and alpaca:

An open-air market in Izcuchaca, Peru, between Huancayo and Huancavelica:

Farmlands built on the edge of cliffs in the High Central Andes near Huancavelica:

A common site throughout Peru: Catholic chapels. This one is located in Huancavelica.

A Quechua-speaking member of the Huancavelica branch:

High mountains and meadow (13,500 feet) with a shepherd and his dog:

Lake Junín, the second largest lake in Peru (Lake Titicaca is bigger), located at 13,500 above sea level, in the cold, wind-swept Pampas (altiplano) of Junín:

An 18,000-foot peak near Ticlio pass:

To see more of Scott's pictures of Peru and the Peru Lima East Mission, click here.


Jose said...

I have a great time reading your blog, the pictures are beautiful and the manner you explain them brings them to live and are also highly educational. My father was from Acobamba-Huancavelica he passed away four years ago and he allways had the desire to bare the gospel in his hometown, I never went there, but through your pictures I feel as if I have been transported there.

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