Mission to Cyprus

April 2000 - September 2001

Week of June 17, 2001

12th Century Asinou Church.

"We went to see the Asinou Church in the Troodos Mountain area. This is what the tourist book has to say: 'An early 12th century church dedicated to the Virgin Mary with frescoes of the 12th century and later periods, considered to be among the finest
examples of Byzantine mural painting in the island.'"

Elder Taylor and Sister Taylor in front of Asinou Church.
Sister Taylor and George Panteli.

"We went with our friend George Panteli. We rent the office space he owns for our meeting space (chapel) He's the one that took Dad to the mine two weeks before. He was fascinated to know that we could send him a copy of the pictures we took to his e-mail address. This was his first introduction to a digital camera."
Restaurant neart Asinou Church.

"He took us to a restaurant just 100 meters from the church for a cold drink of pop. It was a lovely oasis. The sprinklers were running, the grass was beautiful and green, and the rose bushes were in full bloom. They had
tables and chairs to seat about 200 people or more, but we were the only ones there at that time. Tourists buses always bring them loads of people to feed each day."