I Love Maps, All Kinds of Maps!

This week it finally occurred to me that it would be useful to have a map of Huancayo, so we got one. That was the greatest day ever. The whole valley makes perfect sense now! Maps should be standard in the mission! I don’t know what took me so long to think of it! I will now never get lost nor will I question the way that I’m going. The map that I had been building in my head is now complete.

The map! I love maps now! Everything makes sense!

The map! I love maps now! Everything makes sense!

Me and the map.

Me and the map.

It has been a pretty great week. We’ve had tons of success with the ward. We’re really getting ready for the area split here in Chilca to accommodate two more missionaries. We’ve visited a ton of old investigators, we’ve gotten a ton of references, and we’ve taught a ton of lessons this week. Things are ready for two more missionaries and it really seems that Chilca is going to have a great month in November! Tons of investigators with tons of potential! Exciting times.

Transfers are going to be Saturday, so it will be exciting to see what happens.  Who knows — my companion might get his visa! — and with adding another set of missionaries I have no idea where I’ll be this time next week.

Well, last Monday I had a little adventure in our room. After eating some Chifa (Peruvian Chinese food — had some pineapple chicken with fried rice) I was not feeling well. Like not at all. Seriously. It was not a good feeling in my stomach. After being in the room for a little bit, I finally felt that sick feeling become more urgent. Now, if you have been following my adventures, you should remember when I was super sick in Cerro de Pasco and I was feeling about the same way. I spent the day throwing up and then cleaning the bathroom. It was amazing how hard my stomach worked to get rid of the food that I had just consumed! I was in the bathroom most of the day and couldn’t go out to enjoy a nice P-Day! Super awesome sick day! Luckily I started to get better during the week. We took it easy the next day, but things got better.

There was a pretty sweet rainbow that was seen from every part of the valley.

There was a pretty sweet rainbow that was seen from every part of the valley.

Pachis has been buying us Top Ramen for dinners this week, so I feel like a North American missionary! It is amazing how much I’ve missed such simple foods! Her dogs still think they’re humans, so they’re always sitting on the chairs hoping to get some food. They both still love me and I love them.

Here's Pachis with her dog Winnie. Winnie likes to think that he's human, too.

Here’s Pachis with her dog Winnie. Winnie likes to think that he’s human, too.

Winnie up on the chair and table looking for some food with Mecano's head on the table hoping for some scraps.

Winnie up on the chair and table looking for some food with Mecano’s head on the table hoping for some scraps.

Well, that’s it for today. Not a huge letter, but things are going great.

Well, I’m off to have an adventure!

with many llamas,  David

All of my daily planners. I decided that I might as well show you what they all look like. I like personalizing them to make them meaningful for me. My favorite is #13. I have all of my planners ready until I finish the mission.

All of my daily planners. I decided that I might as well show you what they all look like. I like personalizing them to make them meaningful for me. My favorite is #13. I have all of my planners ready until I finish the mission.

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