Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Hope you all had a great week! Its going to be a short one sorry but i don't have much time to write today!
This week went alright for us.. It wasn't really anything special but there were some high parts of the week!
The best part of the week for me was on Thursday! Thursday we had a multi zone meeting with some of the other zones in the mission! It was cool to see some of my other friends again and talk with some people i hadn't seen in a while! President taught us some cool things and there were lots of things that i liked that he said! I love the way he teaches! The way he applies it to all of us and the way that the spirit testifies to us that what he is teaching is true! President reminded us about something that i really liked! He said that we always hear testimonies but are we truly prepared to hear them? Do we feel the spirit testify that it is true when we hear a testimony? Anyways to top of the day we ate pizza hut and after the multi zone meeting another elder and i stayed for like an hour playing ping pong against President Williams! Lets just say that i need to keep practicing a little bit more! President is actually pretty good at ping pong and beat me like 6 out of the seven times that we played! It was pretty fun though and all in all it ended up being a good day!
Other than that this week was rather normal! Teaching lessons, looking for new people to teach, getting rejected, studying lots, eating lots of rice, gaining the confidence of the members! Isn't missionary work the best! Yes it is! I cant believe its coming to an end and that this is my last week in the mission! I have learned so many things and will forever cherish this time that i have had to serve God and His children here in Peru! I know for a fact that this is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! We have been commissioned as members of his church to preach the Gospel which will bring immense joy to us, our families, and the people to which we serve! I love all of you guys so very much! Thanks for all the support and prayers and love! Have a great week! See you all soon!
Thanks for everything! I cant really describe over the computer or in words really how grateful i am for you and for dad and for all of the things you have done for me and all of the support you have shown for me and all of the prayers for me! I think the best way to say thanks is by just saying I LOVE YOU! but not as empty words just read on a computer screen but from my heart! Love you! See you soon!
Monday, August 10, 2015
Hope all of you had another great week! I hope all of you are happy and healthy!
We had a pretty good week! Were actually on a roll because we have had like 3 good weeks in a row! Lets hope they stay that way for the next two weeks!
A couple Mondays ago we went to this museum and sight called Huaca Rajada! Its the sight where they dug up a very old man, sometimes though and claimed to be King Mosiah by the members in Lambayeque, named Señor de Sipan who was a king here in anancient civilization of Peru! It was pretty cool to see all the things there! When i was in Lambayeque we went to the Museum Tumbas Reales and it was almost the same thing as Huaca Rajada but it was still really cool to see all that stuff and learn a little bit more about the culture of Lambayeque! This past Monday we went and watched the movie Meet the Mormons with the Zone leaders! ( we had permission) It was a cool movie!
This week we have been working a lot again with all the less actives that we have in our area and on Sunday we were able to rescue one of them named Susana which was really cool! The work with the less actives is really coming along whereas the work with the investigators has kind of slowed down lot! Despite all the contacts and everything that we are doing we aren't really finding new people to teach which is really kind of a bummer but we will keep on trying! Another thing that was good this week is that everyday of the week besides Sunday we had members come out with us and we had q good amount of success this week which was cool!
On Wednesday for war missionary night the ward watched a little video on the family and explained a little bit about that and then everybody played some games and it was fun! After the ward missionary night we were juggling the soccer ball with the Bishop, his 1st counselor and his secretary and it was really fun and pretty funny too!
Friday morning we had our monthly zone meeting ad sadly it was my last one... It was good though and as always edifying! They bought a cake too for one of the Elder´s birthdays and so that was pretty enjoyable too!
Saturday morning we ended up doing a service for a member of the ward and it was pretty fun but pretty hard work too! We helped him put a roof on the back part of his house weaving sugar cane sticks together and then putting a layer of the mud they use to make the adobe bricks on top of the sugar cane! Its was hard work but it was really cool to help and it felt good to look at the job finished! We did finish with a couple blisters and sore muscles but it was a cool experience!
Thats about all that happened this week! Its was a good week and im happy to be here in the service of other people learning many things! I know that everything that we go through in life it to prepare us for the future and we should take full advantage of all the opportunities that God has given us! Love you all! Have a great week everybody!!
Well this week went really well after all!! We thought that since the 28th and 29th are holidays, the 28th being Independence Day for Peru, this week was going to be horrible but it went actually very well! I guess since it was holidays that the people were in their houses and were actually quite receptive for the most part! There was lots of drinking going on which was a bumer but we were able to manage it all and escape from the drunks!
These past couple of weeks we have been having a decent amount of lessons! I dont exactly know why but the people have been letting us into their houses a lot more recently! We have been having lots of lesson with less active members of the church and we have seen quite a bit of progress in the past couple of weeks! In general we are having about 5 and sometimes more less actives coming to church which is really good! It always makes us feel good inside when we see the fruits of our labors!
This week i did a work visit with one of the Zone Leaders in my district named Elder Allgaier and it went well and was pretty fun! I went to his area and we had some pretty good lessons and it was fun to be with another gringo! It was fun to talk in English haha! Im not really a fan of sleeping in other peoples beds and im not really a fan of the garbage truck when it passes by your room at 4 in the morning and honks its train horn three times right in front of the room!! Thats was not fun but not much we could do there! It was a successful visit and i was able to learn some new things too!
Other than that there hasnt really been anything to extraordinary that has been happpening recently.. just enjoying and working hard for the last couple of weeks that i have left!! People have really started messing around with me always reminding me how much time i have left and things like that... I guess that happens to every missionary at some point in time!!
I know that we have living apostles and prophets on the earth today and what a special treat it is to hear their words! Love you guys all and hope you all have a great week!