Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Remembering a Friend

In the fall of 2001, four boys from Coalville joined the Morgan Midget (Little League) Football team because North Summit did not have a program. Colton "Duke" Potter fit right in, and became good friends with Landon and the boys. Roger was one of the coaches on the team, and knew Duke's dad, Rene very well from his old wrestling days. Throughout high school, it was always great to see the Potters at both football and wrestling. We received news the other day that Duke was tragically killed in a car accident. He was a great young man who's life ended much too soon. We will miss him. Read Obituary here

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

More news about the Earthquake.....

I talked with Tammy Bullock this morning, and she said that they had let all of the missionaries in Peru call their parents to reassure them. Lawson told her that they were without power for two days, but everything is back on and back to normal. He said the scariest/wildest part was seeing all of the electric transformers blowing up and sparking everywhere. The missionaries in the Lima Peru North Mission have not been called on to help in the southern part of the country. They are tracting and teaching as normal. Lawson also said that he LOVES his new mission president, President Carlos A. Perez Basso, who is a native of Uruguay.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Earthquake in Peru

Jose' Garcia, Landon's friend from TVCC, texted him last night, to tell him about this. He had heard it on a Spanish radio station. We looked for it on the internet and local news stations here, but didn't find any news until this morning.Check out this article

Thursday, August 9, 2007

More Fun in the Sun

The Singles Ward (Morgan 10th) will be traveling to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for some fun filled days of floating the Snake River, and enjoying the
Bar J Wranglers. They left Thursday the 9th at 11am, and will return Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Peru Info

This is information from a missionary who served in the Peru, Lima North Mission from 1998 to 2000:

Wish List: A little photo album that I could show pictures of my family.

Never Used: Iron, Sewing Kit, Rain Coat, Cooking supplies (I didn't need a sewing kit because there was always people who would sew whatever I needed for real cheap)

Preparation: I wished I would have read more of the books from the Missionary Series (Jesus the Christ, Articles of Faith, etc)

Living Conditions: A one room apartment was the norm.

Weather: In the jungle you will experience a lot of flooding due to much rain. The rain coat from home didn't do the job, and it never rained hard enough in Lima to need a raincoat.

Natives: Never tell them how much you make at home or how wealthy you are as an American, always respect their country and customs. Learn about their traditions and respect them.

Problems: Diarrhea, I was able to get a bottle of a drug called Bactrim that really helped to make me feel better when I got diahrrea.

Culture Hints: I really got a Peruvian companion mad when I walked in between him and a guy he was talking to without saying "disculpe". It seems really silly, but it was very important to him. Also when someone "invites" you to eat something it is very important to accept it and eat it all. Always share your goodies with your companions. If you buy a snack, be prepared to share it.

Missionary Secret: My first companion told me "Know why you're really here, and the rest will take care of itself." That was really good advice for me.

Other Advice: You never remember the rejections, but you always treasure those who accept your message