Hello from the Mission Peru Huancayo

That’s right! As I suspected, I ended up in the Mission Perú Huancayo! I got a phone call on Tuesday night informing me that I would be headed off to Huancayo in the morning, and boy was I excited. I am rather sad to leave behind Elder Nuñez, but I know that it was time for a change. I was tired of being tired all the time in Cerro de Pasco — that is not a healthy city. So, I headed off to Huancayo via a bus that was headed off to Lima  and got off in La Oroya to meet with one of the zone leaders of Tarma so he could put me in a really uncomfortable car (seriously, three elders with 2-3 huge suitcases each!) and I headed off to Huancayo. When I got to Huancayo, there was a really nice reunion with me, Elder Cifuentes, and a handful of other elders that I know. Then, we headed off to my area, Chilca, Huancayo where I am District Leader over Pampas and Florida (two elder and two hermana companionships). I’m super excited for my new assignment and am anxiously awaiting what the Lord has in store for me.

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Onward and Upward

Well, this week has been rather disappointing. We lost our “fijo” (certain) baptism which made us really sad.  Her mother has been telling her lies about the church, and now she’s afraid. We worked really hard to show the mother what a positive change this could be, and spent some time with her and the scriptures, but nothing. Her heart is hard right now.  The worst part of that, though, was that my companion lost his Book of Mormon cover in her house which held 50 soles, some pictures of his family, his very first Triple combination, and some other things that he can’t remember.  Last  Wednesday was a really really crappy day.

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I Have Reached My 2nd Decade and I’m Serving the Lord

Well, that’s right. This week was officially my birthday week. I am now 20 years old, and I feel rather old. I can hardly believe that I’ve had this wonderful (yet rather corrupt and very-easy-to-get-sick) mortal body but that’s just the beauty of mortal life. You get sick, and I did that with a vengeance after my birthday. But, as the owner of our room (a super awesome guy named Berto) told me —  at least I’ll know what it feels like when one of my loved ones gets really sick and doesn’t just have a cold. Man, Thursday night was a LONG one.

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Just Another Week Chillin’ at 14,000 Feet

So, this week was fairly standard.

Well, not really at all.  First and foremost, the office forgot to let us know that Elder Nunez was going to have to go to Lima for three days to do his immigration stuff.  So, all of my plans for Wednesday were just thrown out the window —  Elder Jones’ companion also had to leave to Lima, and they told me that “we have appointments all day long and they are so secure that you can’t miss any one of them.”  So, we worked in Yacamancha, and took care of their appointments.  Unfortunately, only two of them panned out, but what can you do?  But, at least I know that other companionships struggle with appointments, too.

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