Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Monday, December 30, 2013

Feliz Año Nuevo!

12-30-13 Week #14
Hey Everyone!!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your families! 

This week was pretty awesome! Although the missionary work really slows down during this time of the year, mainly because all the people are on vacation, we had some fun times! 

On Tuesday night before Christmas we went to some other elders pensions house and we stayed the night there with two other elders! Its a tradition here to eat at midnight so we all stayed up and helped make the food and told stories and that was fun! We didn't end up eating at 12 but it was still pretty late when we ate. Then at 12 we went on the roof and people started to light off fireworks everyone and although fireworks aren't legal here they sell them all over the place and everyone buys them! So there a ton of fireworks! We ended up going to bed at like 2 30 in the morning which was not good because we had to get up early the next morning to travel to the mission office. All the 8 zones within Chiclayo all met together at the office for a Christmas activity of the 25th. First there was a soccer tournament and although we didn't win it was still pretty fun, we also played some volleyball too! Then we went into the chapel and every zone had organized their own little talent shows and we all performed and our zone, Chiclayo Central, was the best out of all of them and it was pretty funny too! After the talent show the people who are from the different parts of the world in our mission got into groups and did a little culture presentation in front of the mission. For example there people in our mission that are from Colombia got up and told us about their country and then Chile, and Honduras, and Bolivia, and Uruguay and so on and so forth and that was really cool to see some of the pictures from the other places. A lot of them had their songs to sing from their country and some of the songs were so cool! After that we ate lunch and for lunch we had Pollo a la brasa which is like fried chicken with french fries! After that we watched a movie called The Rescue of Ephraim which is a movie like 17 miracles and it was super good. Oh and we had ice cream during the movie! Then after that we had a gift exchange and got some cool little things from the mission. Then we went home and were scrambling to try to skype with our families. We went to our pensions house to try to skype but we just encountered problem after problem until we finally got it to work like three hours after we had set up to skype. So i ended up skyping my family at like 11 00 here in Peru! We had stayed up till like 2 30 the night before and now till like 12 00 the next night too but it was so worth talking with my family! The next day we were so tired we didnt really do much but some baptismal interviews. Then on Saturday after Christmas we had a baptism of three kids which went pretty well although we realized that after we had filled up the font that the water was draining and we didn't have any way to shut the drain so we just ended up doing the baptism with the water filling the font at the same time!

This week should be pretty awesome too with the New Year!! Were not sure whose house were going to go to yet but i think were going to go to a members house and have a little party and just hang out for a while!

Not much else to report down here in Peru other than that i might get to email tomorrow too so if you guys want, send me an email before tomorrow and hopefully i get the chance to respond! Hope you guys have a wonderful New Year and try to keep your new years resolutions for at least two weeks before you break them ;) Feliz Año Nuevo!

Con Amor,

Elder Jarman

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