Monday, July 1, 2013

Pictures from Manti area of Peru in the Peru Huancayo Mission

"Oh how it is true and I love it with all my heart."

Here are some parts of the emails we received from Elder Dixson today.

The story with the 2 elderly people is quite amazing. This week was the 2nd time that the day before the baptism they cancelled. They are old and I love them. So when they cancelled my district leader came by and also my comp talked with them for like an hour but nothing happened. And you guys know I'm kind of a direct simple dude. So I just straight up told them, hey stop going to your church, go to our church every Sunday and hop in the water! And after I said that they were like ok. haha Its just a testimony that I am where I need to be. God knows my personality. During the baptismal service they both cried and said how much they felt the spirit and know this church is true. And oh how it is true and I love it with all my heart.
 Hey Ma!
I can only imagine how busy it is there. Keep on keepin on! I still haven't got the chance to meet the new president but I know his wife doesn't speak Spanish.  The tummy is good! I think I'm almost 100 percent now! I had to tell my pension to just give me about half the rice so I can actually finish the meals. Its cold but not too bad. Just pray I don't get sent to Cerro Depasco! I'll go where the lord needs me!!!!!!!!! Love you mom!
If you could send rechargeable batteries with the charger that would be great. And ya nothin else! Tell Kenz and Brit I love them! I love you and miss you so much!
Hey boss!

Its good to hear about the desire for missionary work. There is no better work! Read in ch1 of Preach My Gospel in the part where the title is a successful missionary. Teach them how Jesus was baptized in matt 3 13 thru 16 and tell them how we have to follow his example or get the missionaries to do it.  I'm glad to hear everyone is doing well. We have so many blessings man its ridiculous. I love you a whole bunch dad and I hope everything goes well in the ward and the family, everything is getting a lot easier for me here and I'm sure its because of all the prayers. Thank you so much, I love you!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Elder Dixson is now a missionary in the new Peru Huancayo Mission!

We just found out in Elder Dixson's email today that he will now be in the brand new Peru Huancayo Mission.  He will have a new mission president, but he will stay in his current area.  The Huancayo area where he is at now, was part of the Peru Lima East Mission that he was originally called to serve in. 

Hey Ma! Sorry I don’t have a whole lot of time! Yep! I stayed in Huancayo! Not happy or sad! I didn’t really know what I wanted! haha But I will have more cool Peru experiences here I think. Still in Manti for at least 5 more weeks with Elder Gurumendi.  Don’t worry about the package till I know the address of the new mission! Today we had a conference with President Ardila and his family for the last time. It was pretty sad. De verdad Hermana Ardila reminds me a ton of you mom and I got a little emotional when we said our last goodbyes cuz it made me think of the airport again and saying bye to the family again. It was tough! She shared this scripture read it and see if it helps. Moroni ch 8 vs 2 and 3. Take care of Annie and the rest of the fam! Have fun! Love you so much! Zach
Hey Dad, for the broadcast, the whole system was down. I did see a little part of it though. Members are huge!!!!!!!! And there is no better or more important work than that of a missionary. I know it’s different here but most of our success comes from members and missionaries visiting less active families. Because when a LA family re activates almost always there is a child who hasn’t been baptized or a cousin who the elders can teach. It’s gold. Also, family members of recent converts, half of our baptisms have been from one recent convert. All people love their families and when they know it’s true and can bless the lives of their families it’s powerful. References from recent converts are gold too. Give it a try and visit a less active fam with the elders. Well, I love being a missionary!!!!!!!!!!! Have fun being one at home! I love you and miss you a ton papi! Love Zach

Monday, June 17, 2013

For real I had sheep intestines on Friday

We didn't receive a specific letter for everyone on the blog again today, but I will share parts of the letters Elder Dixson sent to his dad and I.  We are praying for his stomach to tolerate the food a bit better!

Letters from June 17, 2013
Hey mom!
Haha don’t worry so much about my health! I’m totally fine, little by little my stomach is getting used to it. Thx for not telling me about the lovely American food, dad already did, punk haha jk. But no for real I had sheep intestines on Friday and Sunday I had cow stomach. The sheep intestines were the nastiest things in the universe!!!!! Just the smell made me gag so hard. The cow stomach was easier to tolerate but still way gross. I’m warm enough and tonight I’ll find out if I stay or go. Some Elders are saying for sure I’m probably going to Lima, and others say probably not. The reason is cuz they started Elder Gurumendi here 2 weeks early to learn the area cuz they knew they wanted me in Lima cuz im awesome haha. But we will see. There’s a McDonalds in Lima so you know what I’m hoping for haha. I’m super pumped about Jake and a little jealous cuz Iquitos is all jungle. Kind of not jealous too cuz I’m not a big fan of mosquitoes and snakes. Tons of mosquitoes there!!!! There is a rule that we can’t use parents credit card unless we get direct permission from the pres. But no te preocupes I got everything I need. All I really need is a song in my heart, food in my belly, and love in my family! Tell my sisters I love them lots! I love you!
Con mucho amor,
Hey dad!
The stomach seems to constantly be an issue, but it hasn’t really affected my ability to work yet. I haven’t vomited this week so poco a poco I seem to be getting used to the food. Man just thinking about that American food makes my mouth water haha.  But I’m surviving haha.  My Spanish is pretty solid. I understand almost everything. Every once in a while I have to say sorry cuz I don’t understand a key word in a sentence but other than that I can teach and respond super well. I am way grateful for God’s help in that! haha pobrecita. Peru is great. The people are wonderful and I couldn’t be happier. It’s going by way fast though. Take care of the fam. I love you a ton papi. Oh and Happy Father’s day!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry it’s only like the 2nd time I’ve thought about it. But you know how much i love you man. You are seriously the best dad in the world. I’m so grateful for all you have done for me. I love you so much! Elder Zach Dixson



Emails from 6-10-13

We usually get a few emails from Elder Dixson each week on P-day.  One for everyone on the blog and usually personal emails to mom, dad, brother and sister, etc...  This week mom and dad each got a personal email but there wasn't a specific one for the blog.  I pieced together parts of his personal email to us and posted it here for everyone to read. 


It’s been a busy week for me too, lots of disappointments from investigators. And I got a little sick. I’m better now though, don’t worry. So elder Torres left! He went to Lima. Super weird after only 4 weeks.  My new comp is Elder Garamendi from Equador. He doesn’t speak English at all but he is great, a good missionary. I miss Elder Torres though, he is awesome. Ya that’s cool with the package the mission splits the 19th of this month so I’ll let you know. It’s getting pretty cold here and rainy too but my coat works well.

My daily routine is,

 wake up

get ready

go to pensionista for bf, usually eat a little bread with hot milk and maybe yogurt

go back and study and train


lunch potatoes chicken and a butt load of rice


dinner, hot milk and a little something like fried eggs and rice


work out


Sat is a little different cuz in the afternoons we have baptisms and I teach classes of English in the church to bring investigators. We mostly walk every once in a while we will take something called a comvi. It’s like a minivan but they stuff like 20 people in it haha, not exaggerating.

I’m getting pretty skinny cuz I’m throwing up a lot cuz I’m getting used to the food. Man I’ve really realized how much I love my family out here. I just miss you guys so much. I’ve  learned that chillin watching an ASU game with pizza and soda and you and Blake is basically like heaven. But I’m lovin’ working out here.  I’m looking forward to those days again but not too much.

Love,  Elder Dixson

Elder Dixson baptism in Huancayo - June 2013

Life is great here in Huancayo! letter from 6-3-13

Hey fam!

Life is great here in Huancayo! El Tambo to be more specific mom.  So we ate pucha manka yesterday which is meat and potatoes and like sweet tamales cooked on the ground by hot rocks. Way cool and we didn’t eat rice!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1st meal sin rice since I’ve been here haha. Outa time darn it. I’ll say more cool stuff next week. Love yall!



More Picturess from Huancayo - May 2013

Don't know why Zach sent a pic of a sheep.  Maybe the eyeball looked familiar from the soup he hate!

Hmmmmmm......???????  Interesting name for a snack food in Peru!

Yo I’m on a misión, how dope is that? May 27, 2013 Huancayo, Peru

Hola familia!
How are you all? Thanks for all your emails! I am just dandy swell here in Huancayo Peru. I am feeling a lot better and am able to eat again. I love eating. I miss American and Mexican food so much, a lot of soup and rice here. My 2 favorite things haha. I’ve only thrown up 3 times since I’ve been here so it’s not too bad. Wow some great news Dalyn!  That’s my boy d money. They eat a lot of meat there so I’m sure he will come back yoked. Ha ha and I’ll be the twig. And congrats to all the graduates! And Sidney! I don’t know the dude but I wish them the best! So last Saturday we had 2 baptisms! It was great! Baptizing the 16 year old Melanie brought back those feelings of my own baptism. Peace and happiness and the holy ghost verifying the truthfulness and importance and sacredness of this ordinance. I’ll try to send pics! haha so at least once a day I get shouts from random Peruvians . The most common are DIABLOS! or Gringos! or mormones! haha its funny but a Little scary too. The dog dazer has saved my life at least a million times. haha my comp loves it!  2 days ago we had a baptism for a 10 year old planned and everything was set. We were going over to her house that day for her interview when her mom stopped us and said that she and the girl didn’t want it anymore. Pretty frustrating. on the mission there are a lot of frustrating things that happen. Yesterday I was a little down but then I thought, yo I’m on a misión, how dope is that?  All of my investigators are so flaky! But I also love them more than anything. I am so grateful for all of your prayers for me. I can feel them, thanks a bunch! But also please add my investigators in your prayers, they need them more than I do. I love you all a ton! Make good choices!
Elder Dixson

More pictures in Huancayo Peru-May 2013

 Zach holding fake money in a museum.  He is wearing a hat that he bought there.
Elder Dixson and Elder Kidd

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Elder Dixson with his companion and 2 sisters that were baptized

So life is just great here in Peru-May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Hola familia y amigos!

So life is just great here in Peru. Our zones motto is "poppin buttons, kickin dogs, gettin baptisms!" haha ya feel? So some fun facts about where I am ok? Doors are tiny! Like they barely come up to my chest so ya I’ve hit my head a few times. People look at me so weird! I’m seriously the only white kid within miles so everyone looks at me like I’m a freak. No jokes about that one papa... I know i set myself up. Anyways people just throw their trash in the street. There’s no public waste management or anything so it smells pretty bad sometimes, especially when there’s diapers. There is just about every farm animal just chillin in the street wherever I go, ummmmya I’ll think of more next week! Email me friends! Dalyn I want those pics from Wal-Mart..... I miss you all!!!!

Elder Dixson

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mother's Day on Skype-May 12, 2013

Mother's Day was amazing!  We were able to Skype with Elder Dixson and find out all about his new life.  He is doing well in Huancayo, his first area.  His companion is from Chile.  He lives in a very small apartment.  I don't think there is a kitchen in it.  He doesn't have a shower like we do.  He stands in a tub and uses something like a hose to fill a cup and then he pours the cup over him to shower:)  I guess the water just trickles out of the hose so that is why they need the cup, ha ha.  Now that is roughing it! He walks to his pensionista's home for 2 meals a day.  She is a lady that cooks for them and most all missionaries in Peru have a pensionista.  He usually eats rice at every meal with some other things.  He is still having some issues with nausea after eating.  They walk A LOT!  He said it could take up to an hour sometimes to walk to an appointment.  He has blisters to prove it! There are wild dogs that roam around that you need to be careful of. There are not very many people from the USA where he is at in Huancayo.  He gets stared at a lot with his light-colored all American features.  They also get cornered by people who have had too much to drink which can be a bit frightening. It gets a bit cold there in Huancayo this time of year.

Zach also shared another interesting food experience with us.  He ate soup at a member's house.  In the soup he found a claw and an eyeball.  Yep, an eyeball.  He asked what type of meat it was and they said chicken.  Zach thought that the eyeball was way too big for a chicken, more like a sheep eyeball.  He ended out eating the eyeball.  I asked him if he swallowed it whole, but he said no that it was too big and he chewed it.  He tried hard to get the full Peruvian food experience.  He did gag though.  Zach is braver than I would be!  Either that or starving!  He is doing really well and we are so proud of him.  He is teaching the gospel to others and learning a lot.  Although he really misses us, he is loving his mission and says he is "Livin' the dream". He is so dedicated to the Lord and wants to bring the gospel to the people of Peru.  It was hard to say goodbye....killer hard!  We love and miss him so much!  We can't wait to Skype again at Christmas!

Monday, May 6, 2013

I am going to Mantaro which apparently is the 2nd highest mission in all of Peru!

Zach is out in the field as of Sunday! He sent us a few emails today FYI: His mailing address is now the mission home address.
Elder Zachary Wayne Dixson
Peru Lima East Mission
Calle Los Agrologos 368
Urbanizacion Las Acacias De Monterrico
La Molina, Lima 12

Hey mom!
So right now I just left a hotel to some place that has internet. I’m still like right next to the mtc cuz the mission home is right next to it. Today and yesterday we had training with president Ardila and his wife. They are the nicest people on this earth! So don’t worry about me I will be well taken care of, unless I leave the PLE mission to the Huancayo mission which at this point is very possible. In the training they told us our area and what it’s like and our new companions name with a picture. I am going to Mantaro which apparently is the 2nd highest mission in all of Peru! A little cooler there and in 12 weeks it will be part of the Huancayo mission. Tomorrow I’m taking a 7 hour bus ride there and meeting my companion. His name is Elder Torrez. Oh boy! Its supposed to be like 12 thousand feet up or something! I’m so pumped! Also, on Wednesday sometime I will be calling to coordinate my call or skype time with you guys. Can’t wait. So it could be at any time of the day on Wednesday and only for 3 mins. Ok I love you and miss you a ton! I’ll talk to you soon!
Elder Dixson
Oh by the way my president doesn't want me emailing anyone but family so put my mission home address on the blog plz! It's the Agrologos one.  Love ya!

Oh ya! And I couldn’t remember if Baylor was called to the Chiclayo mission or the Huancayo mission. Cuz if its Huancayo we will probably be in the same mission! Can you tell me that and also his and Abbie’s report dates so I can send them letters while they are in the ccm. Thx! Also if he is in the Chiclayo mission just let him know that in the ccm..... he will get made fun of.... a lot! haha so be prepared. haha I saw a pic of this guys from the Chiclayo mission and he had like 3 inch circles of red sores all over his legs. I asked him what they were from and he said that the mosquitoes in Chiclayo are brutal! haha sorry Bay. I know that’s probably not all that important to you sorry. Love you a ton! Be safe!

Hey boss! (Zach is writing to his dad:)
The transfer has been ok so far. I fit everything in without breaking the suitcases! I haven’t changed clothes for 2 days straight because I don’t wanna undo or mess anything up haha! Last night we stayed in this place and it was super scummy! The bathroom was absolutely filthy and the beds didn’t look too clean either. I survived though! The funny thing is is that’s probably the next 2 years for me haha. Well I love you dad!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

When you know something is so true, and you know how much happier people could be with it, you can't help but just crave to tell people about it.

Hola familia!
I miss you guys a ton! Everything is going super well here though! Sunday is the big day! Sunday afternoon all the Lima este missionaries are heading out of the mtc! Finally! Haha don't get me wrong I love it here in the beautifull Lima mtc, but I just want to start doing the real stuff ya know? Teaching real people, going out and knocking doors. What could be better? I know its not gonna be easy and some things will be hard to get used to, but when you know something is so true, and you know how much happier people could be with it, you can't help but just crave to tell people about it. I hope you all can think about applying that to your lives a little better! So anyways how's everything going with you guys? I love it when grandma sends me pics of stuff going on so mom make everyone or whoever is there sometimes smile and get pics and send them to me! Friends too if I have any still! Haha but seriously. I really want to see you guys! KENZIE HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could be there so I could hug you and tell you myself! But don't worry there is a birthday card comin' in the mail. Just to let ya'll know snail mail takes about 1 to 2 weeks to get here. Well I'm super stoked for the field and I love you all and I miss you soooo much! Be safe! Love ya!
Elder Dixson

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Having one of the 15 men on the earth that has Apostolic keys look me in the eyes and talk directly to me for about 10 minutes is one of the greatest experiences that I have ever had.

APRIL 23, 2013

Hey Family!

How are things?  So the most amazing thing just happened today.  Elder Bednar came to our MTC and talked to us!  I knew last week I just forgot to tell you.  But it was ridiculous!  He said it was like one of the smallest groups of missionaries that he has ever talked to.  He opened it up for questions and I asked him if a person’s relationship with Christ got so close and if I had enough faith, would I be able to know that He is real and be able to see Him like the brother of Jared.  Having one of the 15 men on the earth that has Apostolic keys look me in the eyes and talk directly to me for about 10 minutes is one of the greatest experiences that I have ever had.  He told me absolutely.  But the more I press on it the more likely it is to not happen and to just be patient and live righteously.  Amazing huh? Then after it was over I got to shake his hand.  What’s up??!!!  Ya it was great.  So anyways I have been totally healthy this week and just livin it up here in the ccm.  I love feeling the spirit everyday here.  So on Saturday we got to go proselytizing.  Every English speaking elder was supposed to go out with a Latino elder but the ratio was off so I had to go with an elder who just came from Provo.  We had a teacher come with us but it was still super frustrating cuz I thought I knew a lot more Spanish than I understood. But hey I probably needed to be humbled a bit.  The place that we were tracting in was crazy.  You wouldn’t believe how poor it is here, and we were in the nice part of the city.  People live in these little so called houses that were smaller than most of the rooms in our houses. It was very sad and humbling but they were still super nice and happy and loving people.  Don’t let money dictate how happy you are.  We live like kings in America. I love you so much! Well familia the church is so true.  And I know that the Book of Mormon can answer any problems or questions you have.  I also know especially today that the leaders of our church, the Prophet and his Apostles are inspired and they speak the words of God.  Jesus loves you so much.  He wants us to be soooo happy! And the only way we can be happy is through obedience.  I love you all so much!  Elder Dixson


Elder Zach Dixson at the Peru CCM!!!!
Elders in Zach's district at the Peru CCM (Peru MTC)
Elder and Sister Missionaries from the Peru MTC
Elder Dixson with Elder Norton, one of Zach's buddies from home.
Peru MTC Food
Inside the Peru MTC
Lima Peru Temple
Those Latinos were in my room the 1st 2 weeks. Greatest guys ever. I learned so much Spanish from them!

Life’s just great here and I’m livin’ the dream!

April 16, 2013


Everything is well in Peru! Not that I’m really in Peru. I’m just in this box here where everyone has diareeaaahh (i know thats not spelled right) and everyone is just high on the gospel.  Itsss fantastic!!!! No but really I love it here.  Not as much as I want to go out in the field though. Haha I feel like my Spanish is getting really good! I can say almost whatever I want by using the words and grammar that I know but when I hear a Latino or someone fluent talk I don’t even catch half of it haha. Oh well. Life’s just great here and I’m livin’ the dream! Write me! Email or dear elder what eevvvvss ii lloovvee yyoouu aallll!!

eellddeerr ddiixxssoonn


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

“I couldn’t hold back tears because I had just seen the Lord save a young missionary through me and my priesthood.”

Hola Guys!

Oh man I love you and miss you all so much!  I am very happy to say that I’m done being sick!  I guess your body just adjusts to the food or something, cuz I just ate nothing but beef jerky and trail mix for 3 days straight and now I’m ok back to eating a ton like usual haha.  Ya so conference was amazzzzzzing!!!!!  I hope you all, family and friends, can catch that missionary wave that Elder Nelson was talking about and half the other General Authorities were too. Each day I feel like is getting better than the one before.  I’m learning a ton but Spanish is super frustrating!
Ok so I have a story that is 100% true and is probably the most spiritual experience of my life.  If you are feeling like you maybe need a little more faith in your life (we all do), or maybe you don’t even believe in this church, I hope this can touch your heart and help you feel the Holy Ghost.  I know you will feel the spirit while reading this and I invite you to pray to God and ask him about that feeling.  So also I want you to know that this is why I am sharing this experience with you, not so I can look good or righteous or anything, but so you can have a better testimony of this true gospel.  So here it goes.... me and my comp were going to go do some planning inside the class room when another Elder said, hey it’s nice outside you should go plan out there.  So we did and the President and his wife were out there looking as stressed as could be.  President Cardon was yelling into his phone in Spanish and the only word I could pick out was ambulancia! Apparently my comp is an EMT, some doctor or something, so he told them and she led us into a room where a latino was lying down with 2 teachers and he was having trouble breathing.  So my comp was working with him and all of a sudden his breathing was getting less and less.  I saw his eyes roll back in his head and he totally stopped breathing.  I started to cry because I thought I had just witnessed someone die right in front of me. Then I hear "Elder Dixson he needs a blessing now!" so I run over there and anoint him with the oil say the blessing.  I promise you as soon as I said "amen" he GASPED in air and woke up and started coughing and breathing again.  I couldn’t hold back tears because I had just seen the Lord save a young missionary through me and my priesthood. The ambulance came and he was ok.  I have never known that the church is more [true] than I do now because of this experience.  I know that the priesthood that Joseph Smith got from God is true and it works.  He passed it down to worthy men until my father got it.  He passed it to me and it blesses people.  It saves lives.  Again it wasn’t me that helped that Elder, it was God through my priesthood.  Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ.  God loves his children and His restored gospel is true.  I bear my testimony of that in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.  I didn’t think I’d have crazy stuff like that happen to me yet, but I’m so grateful for it.  Anyways, I love you all so much and I love hearing from you.  Email me!!!!!!  Elder Dixson

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Second Letter From Elder Dixson - April 2, 2013 "Latinos are the most loving people in the world."

Hola guys!!!! Oh man I have been looking forward to hearing from you all week! Yes my p days are martes or Tuesday and I’m pumped to go to the temple today! The mtc is nothing like I thought it would be for sure. The first few days were loooonnnngggg and Blake was right though they were boring. I was still having a blast though because the brotherhood is ridiculously strong here. It’s crazy how many awesome dudes I mean elders are here. Pretty much it’s just the guys from the plane from LA airport that are the new Norte Americanos here. We can’t call ourselves just Americanos here because most of the Latinos here are from south or central America and they will get offended haha. I cannot even tell you how amazing the Latinos are. They come for dos semanas (2 weeks) and then to their mission. It’s probably half and half for Latinos and North Americans here. Latinos are the most loving people in the world. They just love you so much! The elders and the teachers. I can’t even begin to tell you how Christlike they are. I pretty much have to speak Spanish and think in Spanish all day here because nobody speaks English hahahah. Not even the teachers. They speak real slow so that we can hopefully get the important parts of what they are saying but they barely speak íngles so it’s tough but I feel like I’m learning fast. Anyways there are 6 elders per dorm - 4 English speaking and 2 Latinos. 1 of the Latinos in our dorm speaks a little English so he helps us a lot. I love that guy, Elder Supelano. There is not much space in the rooms but it’s enough. I think there are 6 or 8 American sisters here, not many and I don’t have any in my district. Oh by the way, the day after we got here so Thursday night the mission president called me in and asked if I would be district leader. It’s not much fun but haha my distict is so cool. Chevere haha is what the Latinos say. Elder Hamblin is in my district and he is great. Elder Norton is my zone leader and we have a lot of fun together. So the food.......... wow. I loved it at first. Every lunch and dinner consisted of a soup, usually with noodles or beef of some kind in it, a dish with meat and rice, and then a random side of some Peruvian thing. It’s super authentic here. And then like flan or helado. But then I got sick...... real sick. hahaha if you want details ask my mom I’ll tell her. It’s ok because pretty much all the North American Elders here got sick but I got it way bad! Two elders in my district gave me a blessing though and the next morning I felt a lot better. The power of the priesthood man, it’s crazy. Everything is great though! I’m lovin it! Oh and the president told us all that the rule changed universally and friends and everyone can email! So ya put it on this blog and email me! 
Love yalll!!!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Flying to the Peru MTC

On Wednesday Zach flew to the Peru MTC.  Dave and I cried like big babies:)  We are so happy and excited for him at the same time.  We got a letter from him the next morning.  He is doing great and is happy to be there!  We love him and miss him so much!

March 28, 2013-First Email

Hola Familia!

They are giving us 5 minutes here during registration to write our families real quick.  I took some pics of my companion and dorm mates and the CCM so hopefully I will be able to figure out how to get them to you!  My companion is Elder H.  I can tell that he will obey all the rules and keep me doing the same.  He is a great guy.  Many of the elders here are Latinos but right now it’s mostly gringo missionaries.  It was crazy how many missionaries were on the same flight to Peru from LA and then there were a ton of elders who had to go to Provo because of their visa but then flew here yesterday.  It’s weird all of these guys are so nice and there are a ton of good missionaries.  I haven’t met a questionable one yet!  It’s crazy here because most of the supervisors and assistants telling us what to do right now barely speak any English!  At breakfast this morning there was cheerios and toast.  They had papaya juice that was really good but all of their drinks were warm :{ haha the milk the water too.  I’ll get used to it! Well I love you guys a bunch and I miss you!

Elder Dixson

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Off to PERU!!!!

Zach got his visa to Peru and is flying to the Peru MTC today!  He would love to get a letter from you.  The Peru MTC requests that you do not send packages there, but letters are fine.  He will be there 6 weeks and then letters and packages can be sent to his mission home address which I will post later.  It may take a while for letters to arrive there:)  Here is the Peru MTC address:

Elder Zachary Dixson
Peru Lima East Mission
Peru Missionary Training Center
Centro de Capacitacion Missional
Av. Melgarejo 159, Urb. Campo
Verde, La Molina, Lima 12