Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Monday, November 25, 2013

Conference with Elder Russel M. Nelson

11-25-13 Week #10


Hope everyone's doing fantastic! This past week was super awesome!!

We had Elder Russel M. Nelson and his wife and Elder Waddell and his wife come speak to us!! We all got to the chapel super early to get good seats because the whole Chiclayo mission and the whole Piura mission was there for this talk. Anyways we got there like 2 and a half hours early and i so we just started talking with friends from the CCM and such and then i also saw Elder Harper!! That was cool and we got to catch up on some things and talk about how mission life is! There were 420 missionaries at this conference and it was super cool because when Elder Nelson walked in everyone stood up and then we all got to go shake his hand along with Elder Waddell! It was such a cool experience! All of their talks were super good! A main theme was about how there are people on the other side of the veil praying for us a missionaries and as members of the church to find their ancestors and teach them the gospel because they are waiting to receive the ordinances but they cant. When we help people find the church we are not only helping them but we are also helping people on the other side of the veil too! Also something cool that Sister Nelson said is that not only do we have 15,000,000 people on this side of the veil praying for us, we have tons more on the other side praying for us too! The Conference was super awesome!

This week we have been seeing some of the fruits of our labor! We have three baptismal dates set for this Saturday. We have Jonathon a 9 year old, Livia whos living with our pension now, and this girl named tathiana whos been taking the discussions or charlas as we call them in Peru for a couple months now and shes finally getting baptized so were stoked! This week also we have another conference with an area seventy which should be pretty cool! 

Christmas is just beginning to emerge here. They are putting up this giant christmas tree right now in a plaza in the center and thats going to be awesome! The main food here fro christmas time is called Paneton. Its this bread with red and green gummy things and raisins in it. It comes in a package almost like a cake and they eat sooo much of it here during christmas time! Weve already eaten a lot and it istn even December yet. Elder Bunker and I put up the christmas tree and somewhat decorated it!! There are a couple of houses that have lights already and so things are starting to look like christmas although it doesn't feel like it because here were just entering summer and its hot!

Not much else to say for now! Hope you guys have a fantastic week!! Love you all!
Elder, Jarman

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