Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Monday, November 11, 2013

Things are great here in Peru

11-11-13 Week #8
Hey Everyone!
Things are great here in Peru. Its starting to get hotter here which is gonna stink but its all part of the adventure!

On the 20th Elder Nelson will be visiting the Chiclayo mission and all of the missionaries will be in the same place so hopefully i will get to see baylor! Also it will be the first time in the history of the mission that every missionary in chiclayo will be in the same place! Some of the places are 10 hours away so all the missionaries in the whole mission haven't all been in the same spot at the same time so that's kind of cool.

Today is p-day and we went to the institute building to play soccer for a little while. We were going to go play soccer on the beach but not everyone wanted to. After we played for a while we went to one of the pensions houses whos pretty wealthy for Peru and we had a birthday party for one of the sisters and we had hamburgers and tons of candy and cake! When we sang and the girl blew out the candles its a tradition in Peru that the birthday person has to take a bite out of the cake so she went to take a bite out of the cake and people shoved her face in the cake! After that we went to take a big group photo on the roof and i guess its another tradition in Peru too but while we were taking pics the zone leaders took eggs and flour and smashed the eggs on her head and then poured flour on her hear too! It was really funny but i got flour and egg on me too!

We are starting to work more with the members in the ward because we feel like there are some people who are so close but they just need more friends in the church so were working with five member families and each of them have their own mission plan with names of people so we think the work is about to take off in this area. We have an investigator named Graciela who wants to get baptized but she needs to get the okay from her husband but thats taking a while because he works in Lima and only visits once a month so soon she should get baptized. We have another investigator named Aurora who wants to get baptized too but she needs to get permission too. Another one named Veronica who is practically a member but she cant get baptized until she gets married so were working on that. We have another one whos named Tathiana whos progressing really well she just has loads and loads of questions but things are going well with her. Another one is Palma who needs to get married too and then he can get baptized. The biggest problem here is that people aren't married! If people were married we would have so many more baptisms in this area. Anyways were teaching about 17 lessons a week and we try to get 9 with members every week. This week we made almost every single one of our goals so were doing well and were starting to work well with each other and soon we should see some more growth in this area.

Not much more to share about this week! Hope all of you have a wonderful week! Love you all! Thanks for all your support! Ill try to get some more pics but were not really supposed to take pictures because well most likely get our cameras stolen. But yeah ill try to get some more.

Elder Jarman

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