We look forward to meeting Irma Reyes, our newest resident missionary, face to face, at the Mission. Up to now we have had Skype calls with her, Facebook messages and have seen pictures and video and really appreciate her energy and hard work in working with the community. We really are excited about working and visiting along side of her.
Of course our regular missionary family, the Sanchez's, we are equally excited about seeing again and hearing all of the progress, challenges, the recent flood relief, the success of the Hearts & Hands ministry, the youth, married couples program, and more.
We had a very eventful year in 2016. Please feel free to visit the two blogs for this year, as well as the photo album for the November visit. To wrap it all up, we made a short (4 minute 51 second) video that goes over the highlights of this first full year of being a fully staffed mission with resident missionaries to engage daily with the local population.   (Please click read more for an additional video and presentation at Branch Church, San Diego, of 2016 overview and discussion of November trip)
(Please click read more for an additional video and presentation at Branch Church, San Diego, of 2016 overview and discussion of November trip)
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San Diego California and Michoacana, Mexico joined up to pay a visit to the Mission in Peru, supporting missionaries Julio Cesar Sanchez & Yareni Chávez Díaz (& daughter Cecia), while also bringing Irma Rosa Reyes Tiscareño as a new missionary to join.
Hank Sybrandy, wife Candy Sybrandy and their beautiful bi-lingual granddaughter, Cali, made the journey from California, along with Doug Sholder, missions coordinator from Branch Church. They will be joined from Mexico with Tanto & Cinthya Husain, and Irma (along with Tanto and Cinthya's two son's) and continuing on to Lima Peru for one night. [Tanto runs a missionary school in Mexico and has been instrumental in the staffing of this Peruvian mission.] After one night in Lima, they continued on the next day to LAMA Mission in Ica, Peru and joined up with fellow Californian's Richard & Tae Lamb.
The whole group was very busy while at the mission, attending many bible studys in homes [on 11th, 12th & 14th]; Church at mission and in Ica [on the 13th]; operating an outreach in San Pedro [on the 12th], OANSA outreach at Mission [on 13th]. They left for Lima on the 15th for two nights. Left Lima for Mexico and USA on November 17th. (Click here, or either photo in this article, to visit photo gallery)