Saturday, August 6, 2011
New Mission President
Dylan has had the privilege of having the opportunity to serve under 2 mission presidents. His first year has been spent serving under President Juan Leyva. Dylan has learned so much during the past year. And with the Lord's guidance Presdient Leyva shaped Dylan into an amazing missionary. He has continually expressed how grateful his is for President and Hermana Leyva's example in his life and I know he will truly miss them.
One month before Dylan's one year mark President Leyva finished his 3 year calling as the Peru Lima East Mission President and President Nelson Ardila
was called to serve as the mission President for the Peru Lima East Mission and will serve for the next 3 years which will cover the rest of Dylan's mission.
Nelson Ardila Vásquez, 44, and Liliana Yulieth Duran Rojas, three children, Peru Lima East Mission; Real de Minas Ward, Bucaramanga Colombia Terrazas Stake. Brother Ardila serves as a stake president and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, stake executive secretary, high councilor, bishop and missionary in the Colombia Cali Mission. Coordinator, seminaries and institutes of religion. Born in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia, to Carlos Ardila Hernández and Ruth Vásquez Joya.
Sister Ardila serves as a counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency and is a former seminary teacher, Relief Society teacher, Sunday School teacher, and counselor in a Young Women presidency. Born in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia, to Apolinar Duran and Maria Yada Rojas.a message from Dylan after his first Zone Counsel with his new mission president.
"Pres and hna Ardila (R-dee-luh) haha. they are awesome, we miss pres. leyva but the ardilas are gonna be awesome too. hna ardila is super nice, like crazy nice haha. so ya im excited to have them as our leaders. you can feel that they truly love each and every one of the missionaries as their own."