So my new
companion arrived last Wednesday. His name is Elder Carpio. He is from
Guatamala and has only 3 months 'til he finishes his mission. I am still
in the same area, San Luis Huanaco Peru, and loving it. My comp knows so
much about the scriptures I can begin reading a verse anywhere in the
bible and he will tell me what book and between 2-3 chapters of where it
is.... he is awesome and knows so much. I get along great with him and
we are working hard.
However, this week I had my first big experience with mormon
haters. My comp and I were walking off to the side of the road. There
was a pretty big puddle in the dirt, but it was off the asphalt road so we
thought we were fine. Then this car swerved off the asphalt
splashing water all over my companion and me, then turned back on the road and
left. At first I was mad, but I looked down and I nor my comp were
wet or dirty...call it what you want, but in my eyes it was a miracle.
Last Saturday was Johan, one of my recent converts birthday. I
passed by and gave him a white shirt and one of my ties. He showed up to
church dressed and looked bombdiggity. That Sunday we taught him
about the priesthood and he was excited to talk to the branch president
about getting the priesthood. He is a great guy and a real convert to
This week I had what is called papas rellenos or refilled potatoes. They are different than refilled potatoes and when I get home I want to
make everybody one. They are delicios!!!!!!!!!!!!
The work as
always is hard, but worth it. I was feeling a little discouraged this
week because we didn't have baptisms until I read in Preach my gospel
pg 10.... it talks about how a missionary can really measure if they are
having success, and list about ten points analyze yourself. One of
the ones that hit me hard was "you concern yourself with the salvation
of souls of your investigators and their desires to serve god... " I am
not trying to get into my head that I am not here to baptize only, but to
really save the lives of people. It helped me to think like that.
As always, I love you guys and miss you like you wouldn't believe...but, I need to be here.
love everyone so much chau.........