Thursday, February 21, 2013

Our Assignment

As a previous post noted, we will be starting a new assignment as of July 1st.  We have been notified that we will preside over the new Peru Huancayo Mission.
Huancayo is a city of approximately 400,000 people, situated at 10,731 feet at the end of the Mantaro Valley.  It is about 300 km to the east of Lima, to the north of Cusco, and is presently in the Peru Lima East Mission.  We've not been informed of the exact boundaries of the new Mission.

The airport for Huancayo is located in Jauja, a one-hour drive up the valley.  A 12-hour train ride from Lima to Huancayo tops out at greater than 15,000 feet, and is known for its scenic beauty.  There are several national parks with >18,000 foot mountains within a couple of hours.
We are looking forward to serving in the new Mission, and we'll keep you posted as time gets shorter.  
Dave & Paula

9 comments:

Mike said...
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Mike said...

That is awesome. Congratulations on the call! Definitely looking forward to visiting. :)

bestgrandkidsever said...

Nice to finally know where you will be! (People keep asking.) Sure love you guys!

Linda Pullan said...

Good to know that you will be in the chosen country. Truly I am thrilled for you!!! Absolutely incredible!!!

Patti said...

Perfect! I am so excited for you guys!

youarenicelady said...

You two will be WONDERFUL! So excited for you. Entrene una hermanita de Huanuco, Hermana Ramos, seria rico si fuera parte de tu mision. (me imagino que no, es muy norte, pero amo los peruanos!)

Los Stull said...

Will you need any senior missionaries in your mission? We'll probably be looking for a new temporary home in South America before your three years are up, and we've never lived in Perú.

christie paisley said...

President Hendersen!! I am one of your new missionaries!! I am so beyond excited.. I am not sure if you will see this but I can't wait to leave for Peru in September.. I already can't even believe it! Thank you for your service President I am ever so grateful to have such an awesome President and Presidents wife by the looks of it!

Luci Jones said...

Sister Hendersen, I was excited to find your blog! We are so excited to be missionaries in this new mission with you. What an adventure among such humble, sweet people.
See you in October!
Sister Luci Jones