I’m now a father here in the mission! My new
companion, fresh out of the CCM in Lima, got here Tuesday morning. His name
is Elder Vera. He’s from Peru. He’s 20. All of his family are members. His
older brother served in this same mission 14 years ago, so that’s cool. I’m
here training him in the area. We went to meet a lot of the members this
week and also taught some of our investigators. He has a strong testimony,
and we get along great. He’s not as crazy as my last companion, but that’s
I wasn’t made District Leader, so I only need to focus on teaching my new
companion about the ‘Obra Misional.’ We did get 2 new Elders here in
Hunter, though. Our Zone now has 16 Elders. It’ll be interesting to see if
anything changes with 2 more Elders here and with a bigger Zone.
We got a bunch of rain these past couple of days, which is great because
the city needs it. It hasn’t rain for about 2 years, at least that is what
I’ve been told. It was a new experience to go out walking in the
semi-flooded streets of Peru. It was fun, though.
We were talking with one of our investigators last night, and they’re
getting ready to get married and then be baptized. They were having some
difficulties between the two of them, but we visited them with a member
from the ward, and he helped them out a lot. We had a great lesson about
communication and the importance of families.
This work is the work of the Lord. He needs all of our help, though. We can
all participate in missionary work. Talk to your friends, non-member family
members, and even people you meet in the street or in the grocery store.
Don’t be afraid to bring up religious topics. The Lord will fill your mouth
with the words you need to speak, but you need to open your mouth first.
That’s the act of faith. We need to be willing to take the action to talk
and share the gospel, even when we don’t know what we should say. The Lord
loves us and will help us when we’re trying our best to help Him out in His
I hope you all have a great week! I love you all and thank you for your
emails and prayers for me!
Here’s a picture of my new companion and me. I included a picture of Misti
with some snow. It’s not quite as much as the last time, but it still looks
neat, I think. The river is a lot more full than normal because of all the
rain, but it’s also full of sand and dirt now. Also, there’s a photo from
the start of our hike 2 weeks ago to the waterfalls.