Hey! Glad to hear everything is going well with you guys! We had transfers this week on Tuesday. Elder Torres and I are a companionship for this transfer again! The meeting was really fun because I got to see all the missionaries from the CCM and missionaries that have served in Caja de Agua that the members always talk about. Elder Torres and I had to bring Arroz con Leche to all the missionaries that have served in Caja de Agua and their companions from a member family here. The members here really love the missionaries, especially since almost everyone here is a convert within the last 10 years. I also got to see missionaries that are newer than me!! They all look so scared. I also found out that one of the Elders that I was good friends with in the CCM went home last week because he hated his companion since the first day, and then after 4 weeks he was switched to a different companion. He hated that companion too so he decided to go home. It was really sad for all of us in the CCM with him.
I was supposed to go to the temple Friday but I had 2 days of Immigrations that they kind of just told us about 2 days before our ward went to the temple. So yea, that sucked because I really miss the temple and Immigrations is the worst, but we believe in obeying the Law of the land so yea gotta be obedient. Elder Bean and I were companions for our 2 days of immigrations and he was in the CCM with me. The night after our first day of immigrations we went and taught people in his sector. But yea, for immigrations we had to wake up at 4:30 to get to the mission offices on time. On the busses Elder Bean and I spoke to everyone we could and it was so awesome. I love to introduce myself and have conversations with random strangers now. I´m so blessed to be serving in Peru because that´s normal here. At the temple Elder Torres and Elder Arevalo brought some of our investigators. The cousins of the Gonzalez family really want to take lessons with the missionaries now and it´s really exciting. Jesus is still really interested and he´s progressing.
I saw the Ocean today! I´ve been in Lima almost 2 months and today was the first time I saw the Ocean. We played Soccer as a zone on a soccer field right next to the beach. It was so much fun. I love soccer so much.
OH so the Assistant to the President in our mission in the nephew of the Madura family in our ward, and the AP that he replaced was the one that served in our ward for a while when he was waiting for his visa. So with that and Hermana Sievert being related to the Brady´s and the Rubow’s, our ward has a ton of connections to the Lima Peru Central mission.
The weeks are flying by. It seriously feels like I wrote you guys yesterday. I need to start having a bad attitude about everything and complaining a lot so the time goes slower, because this week is 3 months for me. My appreciation for the Book of Mormon has grown so much in these last few months. Usually after I get done studying the Book of Mormon every day I´m really excited. I just want to share what I learned with someone because there´s so much I´m learning that I didn´t even know before. Before my mission I studied the Book of Mormon but it wasn´t ever like this. I´m gaining a testimony of the realness of my calling. Missionary isn´t just a title that they gave me because I wanted to serve a mission. I received my calling by the laying on of hands by someone with the authority to do so, and with that comes real power and authority that I´m starting to realize. The Lord has called me for this and now he is qualifying me. It´s such a testimony-builder of the priesthood and callings in the church.
I love you guys and I hope you all have a great week!