We took pictures of each zone!
(Each mission is divided into "zones." We have ten Stakes and two Districts (like a Stake, but on a much smaller scale because there are not enough members to form a full Stake.). That means we have twelve zones.)
It was exciting and fun and tiring all at once. We often had to get by on a few hours of sleep because we were up late at night and then up early the next morning.
To fly to Ayacucho we had to get up at 4 to catch our early flight. But when we got there, the sun was up, and there was blue sky! And mountains! It was wonderful! It was the first time we'd seen blue skies for five days.
We love our missionaries. They have walked away from their "lives" for one and one half (women) to two years (men). They have left families behind. Jobs and careers behind. School behind. And they pay for their expenses themselves (sometimes their families or congregation help them). They study and pray and work hard, and they face constant rejection and frequent ridicule and sometimes even danger. And yet they don't complain (Well. Maybe sometimes. But rarely.) They are my heroes.
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