Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nuevo Chao

Today we visited our assigned branch, Nuevo Chao. It's a 40 minute drive south from Virú in a combi, a van customised with lots of narrow bench seats like a mini bus. Also they have blaring huayno music which makes it feel like a big fiesta. Since people here are small, they don't need leg room and can crowd in just fine.
The two elders met us there and took us around to introduce us. It's very sandy with sandy roads and dirt floors in the houses. Addresses are even harder to find than in Logandale, so we need an escort until we learn our way around. The local mission leader Hermano Lachira said he'd take us around in the afternoon after he finishes working. He makes frozen fruit bars from lúcuma and other fruit and sells them.
The Church is an interesting building towering high above everything else. The Elders have their room on the top. The bottom two are the church, and one in between is under construction. The couple before us were very beloved by everyone. He worked with the leadership and she taught primary and piano lessons. They both visited inactive members. So I guess they expect us to do the same. The children I've met are very beautiful. They have faces like China dolls and some remind me of Disney princesses. It will be fun to get to know them better.
Since the pueblo inclines up the foothills of the Andes, half our walking was uphill, luckily the first half. We came home exhausted. Guess we'll have to work up to all this new exercise!
Strolling along the main drag in Nuevo Chao
The Church Building in Nuevo Chao is one of a kind.

2 comments:

  1. Love all your pictures! Everthing is so fascinating!

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  2. A very interesting church for sure!

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