Michael's Mission Photos

Monday, May 19, 2014

Elder Goodman and Elder Munoz serving together in Jardines:
A visit to the central Lima Plaza, baptisms, one of the largest cemeteries in Lima (and perhaps the world), and a member, Hermano Campos who will pick up Bob and I at the airport.

Monday, April 14, 2014

I love that Elder Goodman is the only blonde in his Zone!  It also warms my heart to see him attending a temple in Lima that is similar in design to the one Bob and I frequent in Seoul.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Elder Goodman and Elder Cifuentes sharing the gospel in Villa Maria.

Monday, February 3, 2014

A few photos from Nasca, including a visit to a museum and ancient aqueduct system.
(I find it interesting that the heads have blonde hair!)

 These photos show Lima and Santa Maria where Michael is now serving.
(I am guessing the "green" ones were taken from the mission office.)

Monday, January 6, 2014


Wednesday, December 16, 2013

The "Land of Bones" and a baptism!

Monday, December 9, 2013

There was no explanation sent with these photos.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Elder Goodman at the place the missionaries believe is "Zarahemla" from The Book of Mormon

Monday, October 14, 2013

Life is good - the beach and a baptism!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Looks like Elder Goodman had fun with the camera this week!  These are representations of the Nazca Lines found in his area:

Michael attends the wedding of a couple that the sister missionaries had been working with.  There is a celebration with their family and friends at the church.

Elder Goodman performs the ordinance of baptism for the married couple and their son.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A missionary's simple joys - cupcakes, baptisms, and guinea pig (yum)!

September 16, 2013

Elder Goodman and his District visiting a cemetery in Nazca.  And one photo of Michael in front of a statue in Lima.


August 26, 2013

Elder Goodman was transferred last week, and he and his new companion are serving in the Nazca area in the southernmost part of his mission.  This week they visited the Nazca Lines, which are ancient hieroglyphics carved into the desert soil of Peru.


August 14, 2013

Michael at the baptism of the Tirado children.
Two photos from a visit to the southern most area in his mission - a pueblo named Marsona - where Elder Goodman was on an exchange and conducting a baptismal interview.

August 5, 2013

Elder Goodman eating meals with other missionaries
and cleaning out the mission storage room at their apartment.

July 29, 2013

Elder Goodman enjoying Peru Liberation Day Celebration dances performed at a stake activity.

July 8, 2013

Elder Goodman and companion Elder Meza try to organize the mission supply room in their apartment.
Michael gets permission to baptize a young girl in another stake.
A package of goodies arrives - one of few that made it!

July 3, 2013

Michael with his zone (I presume) sporting new glasses!

June 23, 2013

Photos of food and P-day activities, including a visit to a museum.

May 22, 2013

Elder Goodman at work!  The last two photos are of his home in his new area - Villa el Salvador.
Yay, hot water and no more rats and roaches!

May 13, 2013

Michael titled this group of photos - "The War Is Over".  He and his companion have had more than their share of cockroach and rat problems!

April 15, 2013

April 10, 2013

March 18, 2013

Some photos of Michael with his new companion in his second area, Lurin.

March 4, 2013

The Elders in Michael's district are leveling some ground to build a home as one of their
regular Thursday service projects.

February 18, 2013


February 4, 2013

Michael shows the color difference between his arms and legs.  He's not enjoying the blazing summer sun!
Also, a photo from a baptism with his two missionary companions.

January 28, 2013

January 21, 2013


January 7, 2013

A great start to a new year with three baptisms:  Rita, Josue, and Aixa.


December 31, 2012

Elder Goodman and Elder Rojas celebrate Christmas in Chincha, Peru, with fruitcake and all!

December 3, 2012

Elder Goodman refers to this as one of the most beautiful areas in his district.

November 26, 2012

(Michael refers to being in Sunampe.  It is one of eleven districts of the province of Chincha in Peru.)

November 19, 2012

Another look at Chincha, and Elder Goodman with his companion wearing new shirts given to them by a member.

November 12, 2012

October 29, 2012
A look at Chincha country, final week with Elder Ferradas.

October 22, 2012
Photos from another P-day playing soccer with the missionaries in Michael's zone.

October 15, 2012
Elder Goodman and Elder Ferradas enjoy playing soccer.

October 1, 2012
Elder Goodman and Elder Ferradas get to baptize Carlos and Kiara.

September 17, 2012
Michael and his companion did some good house cleaning and then must have enjoyed a bologna sandwich for lunch, followed by some kind of chocolate treat.  But the exciting moment was the discovery of two broken down bikes behind their home, which they fixed up and are now riding.

September 10, 2012:  Elder Goodman with other missionaries at meal time.

August 27, 2012:  Elder Goodman is enjoying a new fruit called "Pacay".  According to Wikipedia, "Pacay is a legume, meaning it is a relative of green beans, snap peas, alfalfa, lentils, peanuts, etc. Being in this family, it bears an unusual fruit for a tree that resembles a giant bean pod, with a sweet, refreshing, cotton-like edible fiber on the inside. The pods are generally narrow, straight, and sometimes as long as a person's forearm. They can easily be cracked open to expose the white, sugar-rich pulp, similar to cotton candy, surrounding the seeds. In English they have been called "ice-cream beans" due to the sweet flavor and smooth texture of the pulp."

Michael has been assigned to his first area in Chincha, Peru. On August 20, 2012, he sent these photos of his new home.

August 1, 2012:  Here are a couple of photos sent from Elder Nunez who is serving in Spain.
Jordan is one of Michael's best friends from The Woodlands, and they were in the Provo MTC at the same time.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Elder Goodman added photos of the Peru Temple, City "Tour", and message from his companion, Elder Martinez.

Four additional photos of Michael while in the Peru MTC were added on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.  He has a new white companion that he rooms with. 

These photos were sent on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Elder Dunn Provo MTC Companion
American Companions Peru MTC
Roommates and Companions Peru MTC
Lima Peru Temple

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