Friday, July 27, 2012

Welcome Home Elder Wilkinson!

After 2 long years....
Elder Wilkinson has returned with honor!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

He's at the airport...He's coming home!!!!

 Lots of people came to say goodbye

Last day in the mission...
 nine missionaries going home...
Elders Cheme, Retamal, Villena, Hannemann, Uribe, Wilkinson, Arena
Hermanas Sanchez and Mendoza
 testimony meeting and interviews with President Turk...
now they are off to the airport to fly home!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

This is the Mayorista
a marketplace in Trujillo
 rice ... yum!


 The bag hanging from the ceiling is to keep away flies.
Elder Cook loves some goat heads!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Saying goodbye to Claudia
July 15, 2012
This is what Claudia had to say....

I am very happy because I can visited for last time and see my best friend Elder Wilkinson...
 he was very surprised to see me in the meeting today ...
I got up at 4:30 am to get ready to travel 3 hours by bus and get to the meeting at 8 am .. 
was tiring but I had to keep my promise say goodbye to her son ..
He is very happy because I will return home next week,
 is excited because it will eat food from the U.S. 
Obviously he want see you and your family,
 but he also knows he will miss Peru a lot.
It was emotiona sunday today with Elder Wilkinson but I am truly happy because ....
He returns with Honor, he is a great missionary ... 
Next Monday you have him on your side and give him a big hug ...
I send a photo .. kisses for you an your family ..your friend.. Claudia

We love Claudia and all of the wonderful people Tyler 
has met in Peru!!
Well everyone just so you know, I am now officially trunky!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha That means that you're ready to pack your bags and go home! I'm really going to miss the mission and all the special people that I've met here but I know what's most important now in my life and everything that's most important is in Utah!!! 
Anyways, my last day to proselyte in my area will be on Sunday afternoon after that it will be a lot of traveling. Sunday I have a 2 and a half our bus ride to Trujillo and a 20 minute taxi ride. Monday I have to take a 1 hour flight to Lima, then the 2 long flights to Georgia and then Utah. I found out that Elder Hannemann is going to fly to California so he won't be there with me for the last flight. That's kinda sad but ya. 
Well I want to thank everyone of you for all of your support during my mission. These two years have passed by really fast but it seems like an eternity because of all the trials, experiences, triumphs and long hardworking days.
 I'm very grateful for church leaders and the support they give, as well as support from family and friends. Now I know why Heavenly Father organized our lives in this way, so that we would have enough help in life to make it through the rough times. Well I'm very glad that I've strived to be diligent and worthy during my mission so that all I feel now is peace and happiness and I know that I did everything Heavenly Father wantred me to do. I know it will be hard for me to readjust to normal life because I have only focused on my mission life and the lives of other people for 2 years. I know I will never forget these 2 special years. This church is true and is lead by our Savior, Jesus Christ and living prophets and apostles. We really will live with our Father in Heaven and will become like him. It really is possible to overcome sin and death. All we need to do is have faith and be obedient. The saints here in Peru know these things and I know that you know them as well. I hope to see you all in these next few weeks.
 I love you all very much. 
See you on Tuesday, 
Elder Tyler Jordan Wilkinson 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Zone Leader Council
July 11, 2012
All of the zone leaders of the
Trujillo, Peru Mission...

  Elder Gomez    Elder Casanova Elder Mendoza
 Elder Mieles -office Elder Prebe Elder Vera (jr)

Elder Retamal  -Assistant  Elder Arena - Assistant Elder DelaFuente
 Elder Olivares  Elder Cornejo  Elder Mamani

  Elder Frietz  Elder BerroterĂ¡n Elder Davila -office
Elder Contreras  Elder Lopez    Elder Uribe

         Elder Saldivia  Elder Northcott  Elder Vera jr - oops
 Elder Johnson Elder Wilkinson Elder Hurley

 Elder Mecham -Assistant Elder Vera- Assistatnt Elder Gamboa
Elder Brian   Elder Marquez   Elder Pillajo

          Elder Yat                     Elder Escobar
                                            Elder Hannemann

Leadership Training
July 10, 2012