Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Shelby's Farewell

Shelby will be speaking in church on August 23, 2015, at 1 p.m. The address to the Timpview Stake Center is 1050 North 600 West in Orem. All are welcome at a reception (with treats!)  beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Dickson home (982 North 400 West). We will see you there!

The Cousins at Ethan and Myles' mission farewell

The cousins (left to right): Casey, Devin, Myles, Ethan, Lauren, Becca, Shelby and Brittany. Myles is leaving on his LDS mission this week to Manchester, England and Myles will serves in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fun facts about Arequipa, Peru

* Arequipa is called the "White City" because much of it is built out of sillar, a kind of white volcanic ash.
* Arequipa is the the second largest city in Peru with one million inhabitants.
* Arequipa is located at an altitude of 2325 meters (7,627 feet) in the desert mountains of the Andes.
* Significant landmarks include Plaza de Armas, the magnificent Catedral and a volcano known as El Mista (the Gentleman).
* Arequipa is also known as the city of eternal Spring.
* The Spanish settled Arequipa in 1540.
* The weather in Arequipa is sunny and dry all year long, with an average monthly temperature of 58 degrees. The average rainfall per year is about four inches.
* There are 12 LDS missions in Peru, including five alone in Lima
* The LDS temple in Lima was built in 1986. A temple in Trujillo will be dedicated later this month. A temple site in Arequipa was announced in October of 2012 but construction has yet to begin.
* There are 557,328 members of the LDS church in Peru.
* The LDS missionary training center in Peru also serves Ecuador and Bolivia.

Shelby opens her mission call! Live video!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Shelby's mission call arrives!

Shelby's mission call finally came in the mail! We are opening it on Sunday at 6 p.m. Any guesses as to her destination?