Well, we had a blast this week with the ward. On Friday night, we had the idea to throw an activity to gain the trust of the members and show that we are totally willing to help this ward and that we aren’t just boring missionaries that just came to waste the time by. The activity was a huge success and we really loved throwing it off. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.
This week for P-Day we also had another adventure. We went to Cochas, a place that I had been to before with the Huancayo zone. It was a great time. We were smooshed on the way there, but we really had a great time. We climbed up to the big cross that looks over the entire valley and we played some games up there. It was a nice and relaxing Zone P-Day with a bunch of friends and some good times.
This week we also had interviews with President Henderson. It was fun to be able to talk with him. The Zone Leaders told us that we had to be in the office at 9:00 AM and so we arrived on time. However, our interviews didn’t start until 1:30 PM and we didn’t leave until 2:30. We were starving and had been in the office for a long long time — just over five hours. However, it was nice because I got to chat with my gringo missionary buddies (Elder Bonner, Elder Barney, Elder Chapman, Elder Fawson, Elder Layton, etc.). It was quite the blast.
This transfer has really been about me trying to find the way the Lord wants me to work. I really have come closer to Him and I can feel his interest in Jauja. I can feel Him weep with me as I see the hard times families are enduring here in Jauja and I feel that He really wants to help. The main problem here is that there isn’t a Bishop to help people with their Spiritual and Physical problems, which makes members not want to come to church since they don’t have someone to talk to. It is a challenge, but we are going to help the area get past it. We have plans to help the members by teaching them the lessons, then we teach less actives and recent converts. We really think that this will help the ward get on its feet. I can feel the Lord’s approval with this plan.
Well, that’s about it for this week. We’re excited to get moving and I really hope that I can help this ward. I hope that you all have some great adventures this week and that everything goes well! Well, I’m off to have an adventure!
With many llamas,