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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Greetings from La Merced

Well, I’m currently sitting in our old Zone Internet store-place in La Merced.  We’re in La Merced because we have a multi-zone conference tomorrow with Presidente Ardila.  We left San Pedro at about 8:00 last night and made it at about 9:40 here in La Merced.  It was actually super exciting to pass through my first area and enjoy seeing what I saw for three months straight.  I really reflected on how far I’ve come as a missionary and how far I still have left to go.  And, after three months in the mountains it feels really good to be in the heat again.

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