So, I got transfered to Tacna. I
was in a bus for 9 hours yesterday, and because of that, I didn’t have time
to write home. I was expecting to have 1 more transfer in Chivay, but
apparently the Lord needs me here. Apparently He also needs me to be a Zone
Leader. That’ll certainly be a new experience. Sounds like we’re going to
have to go and pick up some new missionaries from the bus station at like
11:00 or 12:00 tonight. Lots of new experiences.
My companion is Elder Ancajima (on-ca-HE-ma). He’s from Lima, Peru. He has
3 more months left in the mission. This transfer and one more. From what I
can tell, though, he works well and isn’t trunkie. I’m going to help him
stay like that. He’s been in different parts of Tacna for 18 months of his
In Chivay, nothing real exciting happened. The Saturday before I left, we
went to an investigator’s fields and helped them plant lima beans. It was
pretty fun. We took a truck up the canyon into the mountains, plowed their
fields, planted lima beans, and got really sun burnt. It was a fun
experience. We left at around 1:00 because we needed to get back to town
and eat lunch, shower and change, then teach seminary, but I think they
were working up there all day. They had some sort of traditional “feed the
earth” ceremony to bring a good harvest. And then at the end, we had a
prayer and asked the Lord to bless their fields. That was cool.
I don’t have a ton of time to write because it isn’t actually P-Day, but I
should have more next week! Love you all! Have a great week! I hope those
of you that went back to school aren’t hating it too much. Believe it or
not, it’s actually a good thing.