Elder Dylan Paolacci will complete his missionary service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

His homecoming will be Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Paradise Valley Stake Center 3601 East Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028 Everyone is invited to attend

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Exciting times in Peru !!!!

hopefully all the pictures have come through. i don't have to much longer on the computer but i will give you an overview of my week. ah this has been a crazy week tho with all the changes. we have some extra time this morning because the 3 week rotation is here. kind of like organization day at the ccm. the north americans stay for 6 weeks and the latinos stay for 3 weeks. well yesterday a huge group went out into the field and there are just about 50 or so of us north americans here waiting for the new group to come tomorrow. they are expecting about 120 missionaries. it is going to be crazy full here. but first off apparently we had an earthquake last night. it was weird, first earthquake Ive been in. it wasn't bad or anything tho.  secondly we got new comps today, i have an american named elder ewing. hes way nice and hes about 6 foot 7. I'm not in rider, capps, or norris' district anymore so that's kind of disappointing. and rider changes rooms. totally bummed. but i am still in sheridan and bells(another one of my new best friends) district.

because there is just a small group of us here today we are going on a tour to downtown lima today and we leave at noon. I'm way excited because we get to go see the presidents house (which is gonna be awesome) go to a real market and get some real food. i got the package of candy and i was way excited. candy is the best here. we need all the sugar we can get.

lastly last week we were playing a game in our class with our teacher hermomo gallo where he would write a word on the board and you have to get the word. haha simple game. BUT as he was writing one of the words it started to look like he was having a little trouble. it was kinda weird cause no one knew what was going on. all of a sudden he just seized up and dropped to the ground and started having a massive seizure. it was really scary cause it went on for about 3 minutes. after about 2 minutes we decided to give him a blessing. elder despain in my district gave it while he was having the seizure. it was really scary but as soon as he ended the blessing i mean as soon as he said amen hermono gallo came right out of the seizure. it was crazy. this was definitely the scariest/most spiritual moment of my mission. it was a huge testimony builder to witness the power of the priesthood. it is real and the blessings of the priesthood are real. it was amazing. the next day hermono gallo was back and things were fine. priesthood blessings are amazing.

well thats all i got cause i dont have too much time. i love you guys and ill talk to ya next week.


It was exciting for Dylan to send home a ton of photo's today.

This is Elder Castro, fondly referred to as "Chancho" i don't think our boys will ever forget him.They have learned many lessons in their 3 weeks with "Chancho"
We look forward to the time that Dylan takes a photo "without" a goofy face. He has never been one for serious photos. I guess I am just happy he is taking pictures and capturing these memories !!!!
Dylan has loved rooming with Elder Matt Rider for the first 6 weeks of his mission. I am sure this is one of those "life-long" friends he refers to.

I continue to be so proud of this young man and his desire to serve the people of Peru and the sacrafices he is making to serve a mission and be a tool in the Lords hands.

He is doing well !

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Dylan's Farewell will be Sunday August 8, 2010 at 11:00 am at

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Paradise Valley Stake Center
3601 East Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028
Everyone is invited to attend