Monday, March 30, 2015

Arica, Geoglyphs, and a Zone Conference

We drove up to Arica last weekend to help in the kitchen for the zone conference up there.  We saw some geoglyphs along the way.  It's fascinating to see these pictures made by the Aymaran Indians, who were conquered by the Incas in the 1400's and the Spaniards in the 1600's.

This one is called El Gigante - the Giant - and is the largest prehistoric anthropomorphic geoglyph figure in the world with a height of 390 ft and represents a deity for the local inhabitants from AD 1000 to 1400.

This one has the sun on the left hand side of the mountain top along with another character to the right of it.

This last one was right down by the roadside.  We loved seeing it so close as we drove by.

We met Elder Lazarte in Arica.  We served with his brother and sister-in-law in Argentina.  Always special to meet missionary families.

The mission served subway-type sandwiches so we had the pleasure, along with Elders Harris/UT and Wegner/UT (to my left), of chopping all the veggies plus getting the fruit salad ready.  One of the things that Chileans love are avocados.  We chopped and mashed 30 avocados for this lunch.  

They each were allowed 2 sandwiches and everyone enjoyed their sandwiches, Doritos, fruit salad, and an Easter treat at the end.  The plates barely held everything!

This is a panoramic view of Arica from on top of Morro de Arica, a huge rock formation at the south end of the city.  

1 comment:

  1. Dan and I are enjoying following your adventures. What an interesting place to serve! The missionaries and members all seem wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!