Earthquakes are Awesome

So Thursday night, at around 11:00 local time, there was a decent earthquake in Huancayo! I felt the whole thing since I couldn’t quite get to sleep after thinking forever. The earthquake shook my bed, the clothes thingy (what on earth is Ropero in English…?), and I could hear the windows shake hard core. It was awesome, but it shocked me. I proceeded to talk about it with my companion, but he barely even felt it due to being in active Pisco his whole life. Elder Ortega (the Argentinian in my district) thought that the earthquake was a ghost shaking his bed. Yes, there are weird stories that run through the mission.

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I Now Have Sympathy for People Losing Their Hearing

So, it was a pretty slow week in Chilca. We’re basically opening up Chilca 1 since my past companions and I just worked in the area which is now Chilca 2. That means that this transfer is really an “opening” transfer since we are basically starting from Zero. However, the ward is really starting to get to work. And I hope that I don’t sound like I’m over-exaggerating with what they’re trying to do. It is a very slow process to make changes in a ward that has been working the same way ever since the Church was brought here. However, things are slowly, but surely, changing, which is good! We’ve found some people to teach in this area and the ward has given us several families to work with to activate and complete. So, things are all good here.

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Hijo de Hombre un Hombre un Día Serás

Well, this week we were listening to the Tarzan soundtrack in Spanish a bit, and I really found that I love the translations of the songs in Spanish just as much as I love them in English. The words to “Son of Man” are some really interesting words that can actually help us understand how we learn. Well, at least with the Gospel. Enseñarás al aprender, aprenderás al enseñar (you’ll teach as you learn, and you’ll learn as you teach). Just an interesting thought from one of the best Disney movies ever.

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