Sunday, October 10, 2010

Melquiedes & Ana Vilchez family

In 1967 Max Julian and I baptized the Vilchez in Barrios Altos, la Victoria, Lima Peru. We baptized the father and mother, plus the two oldes kids Jose (Pepe) 9 and Carlos (Beto) 8. Edison and China were under 8. Forty Three years have passed and we have seen them many times over the years. We attended the sealing of Jose and later Carlos when they married in 1988 and we visited and saw missionaries leave for the field when we served in Lima with PEF. We visited with them when Gil and Pam Greer came down. Gil was there just after the baptism and helped in the fellowshipping. Bro. Vilchez was the first executive secretary in the first stake in Peru. He was a bishop 4 or 5 times, was a sealer in the temple. Pepe is now the bishop of their Ward and Karina is married to the Stake President. Beto has sent three boys on missions with 2 waiting. Edison has sent two on missions and has been a bishop twice. All the children are active as are all the grandchildren with 6 either on missions or having a mission call in the hand. Four baptisms have turned into a multitude. We love these people. They are a part of my family. This is a picture of those that could make the conference weekend at the chapel and dinner at Mama Vilchez's apartment afterwards. They skyped me while at the dinner and we had a good visit.

1 comment:

Earl Family said...

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