Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Monday, February 17, 2014

70 couples getting married all at once!

Week #21 2-17-14
Hey Everyone!!
Wow this week was pretty awesome!!

To start of the week we played soccer and volleyball with the youth in our branch and that was really fun! Then on Wednesday we went to another area to help the other areas in our district and we knocked on lots of doors and only got into 1.. After that we realized that out numbers for the week were pretty low and that we probably weren't going to make our goals so we worked pretty hard the rest of the week. Then on Friday we had something called matrimonios massivos which is a massive marriage where there are like 70 couples getting married all at once and we had two couples getting married in this marriage and so we asked our zone leaders if we could go and they said we could! So on Friday morning we went to the massive marriage and it was a really cool experience! They had some kids do some dances from Peru in their costumes which was really interesting to see! Also everyone that was there stood up and sang the national anthem of Peru and that was cool to hear that even though i was like the only one not singing out of all the people! Then after that the director pronounced some words and then pronounced them married and that was pretty cool. They had some people sing and play some instruments and then all the couples went up and signed their papers and got their gift! After the ceremony we went home with one of the couples, (Joel, Veronica), and had lunch at their house and it was a pretty good lunch even though the meat was super tough! Then after the lunch we went to the chapel and there was a fiesta for the other couple that got married, (Julio, Karina). The fiesta was pretty fun and we were doing magic tricks to the youth and listening to music and eating cake! Then on Saturday we worked our butts of to try to make our goals! Saturday we had a super awesome lesson with one of our investigators named Karen! Shes progressing really well and had a baptismal date for this Saturday but her mom said it was too soon. So we had a lesson with her and now her mom and her brother are listening to us and they all seem really interested! In the lesson she asked me and my companion how we feel about our missions and we both bore our testimonies on that and it was such a cool experience and it also made me realize how many cool experiences Ive had and how much I've been blessed even through the trials we have! We also related it to baptism and she told us that she for sure is going to get baptized she just wants to wait a little bit first! That was the coolest lesson we had this week and then on Sunday we were really hoping that we were going to have a lot of investigators in church and we ended having a good amount but we still need 10 this coming Sunday to reach the normas of excelencia! Other than that were on track to meet our goals after all the hard work we did! Also the Assistants to the president called us today and congratulated us on how hard we've been working and that was pretty cool! Were working hard and were seeing some success and all in all we've been blessed this past month! Everything's good here and i hope you all have a fantastic week!! Love you guys!

Elder Jarman

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