Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

4 Weeks left!?

Week #97
Hey Everyone!

Well this week was a pretty good week to be honest! We are happy and working hard here in Las Delicias!
This week on Monday we played some soccer for 2 hours in the burning hot sun which was really fun but we were dead after playing soccer! I guess im going to need to get back in shape soon here! Even though we were in the sun for a long time we didn't really get burnt which was good! The rest of this week though we were definitely feeling some pains in our legs though! 

Tuesday we had some interviews with President and Sister Williams! I always like talking with them and leaning from them and their examples! Event though we didn't talk for very much time i feel like i learned a lot of things and was able to feel their spirit which was awesome! 

Thursday we had our district meeting which was pretty normal as usual.. Before i was always nervous to give the district classes but i feel like this has really helped me to get over most of the nerves! Im not saying im a perfect teacher but i feel like being a District Leader has taught me a little bit more how to teach.. haha! 

This week the members were doing good at coming with us until we got to Thursday and then from Thursday to Saturday they all failed on us! Despite those difficulties we were still able to have a great week in which we were able to visit many people! We have had some pretty great lessons this week and recently i have been noticing how much i love to teach the restored gospel with the people! I think thats kind of why i get frustrated when the people dont open up the doors because that means we dont get to teach them about happiness! I wish all the people would just open up the doors but i have also learned that Salvation isnt necessarily that easy!! Well were just going to keep on pushing on!

We have kind of gone down hill on the contacts these past couple of weeks because we had already knocked all the doors in the area but thats no excuse so this week my companion and i are going to do a lot more contacts than in the past weeks! We really need to find some more people to teach that are prepared to hear! We are working with lots of good people but sometimes their progress is slow! 

All is going well here in Las Delicias which in English would be the delicious! I don't know what they are referring to though.. If its the dust that's always blowing around that's not very delicious.. The pension does make good food though which is always nice!! The members are cool and we are getting to know them better and gaining their confidence and all is going well! Really there is nothing to complain about! All is well! I know that God lives and loves us too! He wants us to be happy but he cant force us to be happy so we have to use our agency to chose to be happy!

Have a great week everyone! Love you all!

Elder Jarman

Monday, July 20, 2015

I ended up slipping and falling twice

Week #96
Hey Everyone!
So this week has been rather normal with nothing too out of the blue!
Monday of last week we did a serious room makeover where we cleaned everything really well and we even waxed the floor. It made the room smell really good and it also made the floor really slippery and that was not good! I ended up slipping and falling twice but it was still worth it to clean the room!
This week was pretty decent i guess! The cool thing is that everyday this week the member who was going to come visiting with us came! Some of them got there a little bit later than planned but we were just grateful that they came with us! We weren't able to have a ton of lessons but many of the lessons we had were awesome lessons! We were able to find a couple new people this week which was cool! So hopefully we'll see some progress here soon! One cool thing that happened this week is that investigators and 6 less actives came to church!! We were stoked! It was so cool to see all of them there! We felt blessed to have so many people come to church! The only thing is that lots of them were women and children.. Its always harder to get the men to come to church but were trying! We are excited though because a less active we found somewhat recently named Susana has been coming to church and we have been talking with her husband who is not a member! We have had some really good lessons with them recently we just need him(Karl) to come to church!
Another thing that had been happening this week is that the new water heater that we put into our room has been pulling too much energy for the main box to handle so we have been having lots of technical problems this week! The first time it happened it shut the power off in the whole room and we couldn't get it back on so we called the bishop who knows a little bit about that stuff and he came and fixed it. Then like 2 days later something similar happened and long story short we have been having problems with the water heater and the light in our room and everything but the cool thing is that the bishop came over again this morning and fixed everything up and was showing us how to do it so next time it happens if it does i think i will be able to fix it! The kind of things you learn in the mission! Not just spiritual things but other cool things too!
Other than that this week has been rather normal! The ward is awesome and the members are awesome and im enjoying being here in this area and in this ward! I know that this is the most important work to do on the earth and that it will bring tons of blessings to not only our family but other families looking for the truth as well! Hope you all have a great week! Love you guys!!

Elder Jarman

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I will "die" here in Las Delicias

Week #95
Hey Everyone!!

Well this past week has been somewhat difficult but we were able to have some good lessons!

So yesterday they told us who has changes in the zone and it turns out that i dont have changes and my companion either.. So unless there are some emergency changes i will finish my mission here in this area. So yeah i will be here with elder coca in this area for the end of my mission.. or in mission terms i will die here in Las Delicias and Elder Coca will kill me! Haha! Elder Coca has finished his training yesterday so im not training anymore but im still the District Leader! In the district two of the missionaries finished their missions and two others had changes.. So for now we think that there will be two new missionaries that will come to our district and that temporarily they will shut down one of the areas.. Its possible that another area will become part of our district but im not really sure for now.. Anyways.. Today is the start of my last transfer of my mission.. My last 6 weeks!? Wow that went by fast! A couple days ago i completed 22 months in the mission and i have learned so many things during this whole time!!

This week was somewhat difficult because there were members bailing on us left and right but after all said and done we had a decent week! We didn't have too many lessons but we had some cool lessons! Especially one we had yesterday with someone named Rosa! She and her husband John are really cool! We are having trouble getting them to come to church but we had an awesome lesson yesterday in which she committed to get married and baptized and to come to church and start on the straight and narrow path! Hopefully they will be able to keep their commitments! Another family we are teaching is the family of Karl and Susana! Susana is a less active who is coming back to church and we had our first lesson with her husband Karl yesterday and all went well! Yesterday was his birthday too and so we were surprised that he wanted us to come over on his bday! They seem really cool so were going to work a lot with them in the next coming weeks!

Well theres nothing much else that happened this week! Things are all normal! Theres always dust flying in the air and since its hot and were sweaty by the end of the day we are covered in dirt but its all part of the fun! My companion is deathly afraid of dogs and there are quite a bit of dogs here in Pomalca so its always kind of funny to watch him run away from the dogs! There are some men ones here that are actually somewhat aggressive to so we usually try to avoid those ones! In this area the dog dazer thing comes in handy lots of times! Its pretty funny to mess with the dogs too! The pension here is great! She lives with her husband, daughter and son in law and they are all awesome! She cooks good food and were always joking around and its pretty fun! They have become like a second family for us! Long story short.. all is going well!

I know that God has restored his Priesthood power here to the earth and through the Priesthood today we can receive all the ordinances and blessing to be happy! Have a great week!
Elder Jarman

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hermana Nancy's baptism!

Week #94
Hey Everyone!!

So this week has been somewhat difficult for us but it was awesome at the same time!!
During the first part of the week we were not having much success at all! The cool thing is that on Tuesday was Hermana Nancy´s interview with our mission president in Chiclayo so after lunch we went to Santa Victoria and waited there for a couple minutes for Hermana Nancy to come to the interview! While we were waiting a group of Elders walked up the the office who had emergency changes and one of them was Elder Kasteler!? It was cool to see him and to talk to him but it was kind of sad because they shut down Morrope and there arent missionaries there anymore! Tuesday there were emergency changes because that the day when the mission split. Part of our mission is now part of the Trujillo Norte mission and so there were some last little emergency changes! So anyways i got to see Elder Kasteler and some other Elders too! The interview with President only took like 15ish minutes. He came out and signed the paper and said goodbye! Quick and easy! So we walked out of the office that day stoked that Hermana Nancy was going to be baptized! 

The whole rest of the week when we went out with members to visit the people didnt want to open up the doors for us and when we werent with the members the people opened up their doors but since we werent with members we werent able to enter a lot of the houses.. We were kind of ummed but we were able to have some good lessons this week! Not quantity but quality!

On Saturday we had the baptism of Hermana Nancy at 4PM! She got there at like 3:45ish and then we ended up having to wait until like 4:20ish when the baptism started! There were quite a bit of people there for her bapism which was awesome! The service went well and we sung a special number just us 4 missionaries from the ward and all in all it was awesome! My companion was able to baptize her and it was his first baptism so he was pretty happy and all in all it was a very cool and spiritual experience! The only bummer is that her family didnt come to the baptism.. :( Were going to have to work lots with her family now! Anyways it was a great way to end a somewhat difficult week!

Were still happy and keeping up the hopes even though sometimes things are difficult! I now that everything we pass through and endure in the end will be for our benefit! God loves us so very much! Love you guys too! Have a great week!

Elder Jarman