Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thats the life of a missionary

Week #58
Hey Everyone!!

Well this week went pretty well actually! Im started to get used to Chiclayo again and im enjoying the cold!! Im not really enjoying the dust so much though!

So this week we have been pretty busy!! The coolest thing that happened this week was that Elder Waddell the 70 of the area came and spoke to our mission!! It was super good!! I really feel like i learned a lot of things from him and that what i learned will really help me to be a better missionary!! His Spanish is amazingly good too! It would be cool to be able to speak like him at the end of the mission but hes been speaking spanish for quite a bit of years now.. Ill have to work pretty hard if i want my spanish to be like his! So that was my favorite part of the week! Jaen also came down for the conference so i got to see all of the Elders and Sister from Jaen too! 

This week we have been going out visiting with the memerbs a lot this week! They have really helped us out a ton this week! This week was one of the better ones of the mission! The only bummer is that almost none of the investigators or the less actives that said they were going to come to church ended up coming... Its hard to work all week and then when Sunday comes around they dont end up showing up to church. Thats the life of a missionary though! Its tough sometimes, but its helps me to be stronger!

Another cool thing that happened this week is that Yesterday we were in a lesson and right when we finished the lesson at night we walked outside of the house and i looked to the left and saw something i thought i recognized. I did a double take and i realized that it was the car of the son in law of the pension in my first area! So i went over to the car and he got out and we talked and it was really wierd that i ended up running into him but it was really cool to talk to him again after a long time! We also talked about some of the people that got baptized while i was there and some of them are doing good and others sadly have gone astray... All in all it was cool to be able to talk to him after a long time!!

Today in the morning we moved to a new room! We moved because we werent even living in our area and sometimes we didnt have water in our old room. Our new room is on the third floor in the same house where the pension lives and were going to be able to put in warm water which is going to be cool!! So in the morning we passed all of our stuff to our new room and as missionaries we dont really have a ton of stuff so we were able to get it done really fast!! The only bad thing is that the bathroom still isnt quite finished yet but everything should be done tomorrow for sure! All in all the new room is pretty cool!

Thats all for now! Everythings going great here! Sorry for not having pictures.. Its just that the area is a little dangerous and i dont want to get my camera stolen but ill try to get some pictures this week! I know that this Gospel is true and that when it is really understood it has the power to change our attitude and our lives! Ive seen it a lot of times in the mission! I know that this is the real church of Jesus Christ here on the earth and that he leads and guides it by his living prophet and apostles!! Love you all!!

Elder Jarman

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My new are is called Kennedy! In the zone Dorado!

Week #57
Hey Everyone!!

So Im doing pretty well! This week was a little crazy but it went well in the end! My new are is called Kennedy! In the zone Dorado! 

First off last Monday we took and 8 and a half hour bus ride to Chiclayo and it was horrible! We were on the top story of a double decker bus on a windy road for like 7 hours and it was terrible! My head was killing me the whole time but we ended up getting to Chiclayo without any incidents! When we got to Chiclayo it was really pretty cold outside but it felt really good! We unpacked and we went to the office and President and Sister Williams took us out to dinner with out companions! After that we went back to our area and we ended up getting to the room at like 9:45ish and i unpacked a little bit and then went to bed. The next morning i woke up and it was pretty cold and on top of that we dont have warm water so its not very fun to take a shower... Were going to move at the end of the month though to a room that does have warm water! 

So being back in Chiclayo is pretty cool but id rather be in Jaen! My area is really dirty and dusty! Almost all of the streets are dirt and the wind blows pretty hard so the dust is constantly getting in your eyes.. My new area is pretty small too! Anyways it will take a little time to get used to it but it should be fun! 

My new companion is Elder Hinostroza! He's from Lima!! Hes the only member in his family so its pretty cool that he came on a mission! All in all it should be fun and we'll work hard together!

Its always a little hard to leave an area and to go to a new one and get to know other people all over again and to have to learn the area all over again but its all the mission experience and im sure it will help me later on in life with something!

So we are working with one investigator who is 65 years old who has a baptismal date for the 8th of november! Hes really pretty cool and accepts everything pretty well the only thing is that he cant really walk anymore so we have to go get him to go to chuch and even then sometimes he says he cant go because he didnt get ready or things like that but well see how things turn out and if hes ready to get baptized the 8th..

We are working a lot with reactivating members of the church who are now less actives! The ward here is a little weak and it doesnt have a very good attendence rate so were working on reactivating some of the members and we have some families who are really progressing which is cool! Well see how it goes later on!

All in all im doing pretty well and everythings going good! I know this church is true and thats why im on a mission! I have really gained a testimony of the church while being in the service of the lord! Its just an awesome feeling even though its hard work sometimes!

Love, Elder Jarman

Monday, October 13, 2014

Goodbye Bagua Chica, back to Chiclayo

Week #56
Hey Everyone!!

So there have been some  changes in the schedule this week.... Two days ago they called us and told us that my companion and i have emergency changes... They are closing down the area Bagua Chica and we are getting changed to Chiclayo!! To be honest i was kind of bummed because i was really starting to get used to everything and this week we had a really good week too! I guess its what the Lord wants though.

So this week went really well! i dont really have much time to write because were squeezing internet time in right before we take a 7 hour busride to Chiclayo.. Anyways we went out contacting a lot more and we actually found lots of new people and it was really cool! Its kind of a bummer that were leaving now.  On Sunday we had a family come to church for the first time and it was awesome!! Thats another reason why its kind of a bummer to leave but thats the way the mission is! Adapting to new things all the time! The members here are going to have a lot more work to do now!

So what they have told me so far is that i will be going to the area called Kennedy in the zone Dorado. I havent really heard much about it yet. Ill tell you guys all about it next Monday! 

Sorry its so short its all i had time for and sorry there arent any pictures too.. We already packed up all of our stuff and  i didnt have the camera cords on hand. Talk to you guys next week! I know this church is true and watching conference made me realize how organized  Christs church is and its another testimony that its really the Church of Jesus Christ!! Love you all!

Elder Jarman

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bagua Capital, as the people like to call it!

Week #55
Hey Everyone!

Its going to be short this week sorry!!

Well this week all together went pretty well! It was a little crazy too! This week here in Peru were the elections and so this week all the parties were in the streets and were going crazy this week! Almost every single night there were fireworks going off and sometimes they would wake us up in the middle of the night!! It was crazy but now that the elections are over it should be better! 

Today we tried to go to some archeological sight but it ended up being closed and that was a bummer because we payed to get there and then we had to walk like an hour back to the town in the heat all for basically nothing.. We did get a couple cool pictures but that about it!

This week since there were elections we didnt have church meetings yesterday so they are going to pass the General conference for Peru this Saturday and Sunday! We did get to watch the majority of it though at the Bishops house! It was all translated in spanish and when the spanish speakers went up to give their talk it was their normal voice!! It was pretty cool! The man who spoke in Portuguese was translated into spanish too so i didnt get to see how much i understanded. When Richard G. Scott spoke his talk was in spanish but in his own voice since he know Spanish and that was pretty cool! So this week well get to watch the conferece again and that should be cool! 

Well im starting to get used to everything here in Bagua Capital as the people like to call it! We have been looking for a new room this past week and we think we have found a new room so we might be moving soon! Other than that alls going well! More to come next week! Hopefully the internet works better next week!! Love you all! The church is ture! We have a living prophet on the earth today who says and does the same things that Jesus Christ would say if he were here with us! 

Elder Jarman