Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January 26, 2015

Hey everybody!! So freaking this week was a week of pushing hard to keep working! hahaha The reason is because it is soooooo hot!! and My Zone leader tells me that it´s only going to get hotter! in Feburary theres somthing called carnival where litteraly they just freaking throw around water all day every day for the whole month because it´s just púre hottness!.... haha anyway my companion and I have this family that we are working with, they´ve been together for 26 years and haven´t been married... but With the Spirit we change the dads heart and they´re going to get married here soon!!! La hermana is going to have an activity so she raise money to get married!!! I´m so excited it´s not even funny! :D I really hope and pray that all of you are having a fun time without me! :D and sorry there aren´t pictures this week.... I left my camera back in the room where Ilive! :D
 Elder Durrant

What are you doing for pday?
We´re going to play quidditch... haha from harry potter! 

How's your companion?
He´s good! :D just chilling next to me writting him family

Well I gotta get going!!! I love you guys!!! I hope you´re having a good time without me! :D

This is Jessica's letter and picture that Jes received from a member of his ward there in Lima.

(How was your week?) My week was a little interesting but it´s a lot better now! :D
     (How is he couple that want to get married?)
Fantastic! just need to get married now!

(How is your ward?) Pretty good... haha theres a lot more organization here then in peralvillo

(How is the food?) Normal! haha we don´t have a Pention so we just eat Chifa everyday but we found a different restaurant that we´re going to try out

(Craziest thing this week?) I´ve got this dog dazzer thing and a member was with us and he pointed the dazzer at a cat and it scrambled up the wall! 

(Saddest?) I saw a dead bird in the road...

(Hardest?) Trabjando con animo

( How are the people there? )
They are hard to talk to about the gospel? Or are they inviting most of the time?) normal! Haha just a little more rude then in Peralvillo but I´ve gotten used to it!and I love them anyway
Here where I´m at a little of both... depends really on the person

(What's the scariest thing that has happened so far?) a member here was working and was electricuted!

(What is the most amazing thing so far?) He´s still alive! 

(What are you studying this week?) What I need to do to have better animo para trabajar

(What's your most favorite part about being a missionary?) Being able to talk to people about what they need to do to have a better life! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015

So I feel like I´ve grown closer to the ward and gain more trust from them! We´ve also been working on using the members more for lessions and helping with investigators we have! :D I´m really liking this ward I´m still trying to learn all of the names of the ward council but I´m getting there! My area is pretty fantastic, My companion and I haven´t been putting in the effort to have a lot of succes which I´ve finaly just said to myself that I´ve got to get working! haha

This week I´ve been studying in Preach my Gospel in the seccion of christlike attributes. And it´s really helped me in being calm with my companion and doing the things that I need to do with him! It´s also helped because I understand more of how I need to be in the streets when I contact and when I´m in lessons. 

Also this week I had an interview with President that has helped me know what I need to do to have more success!1 I´m so excited! haha  

I´m fairly certain that I haven´t grown... My pants still fit.

Tell grandpa Durrant and Grandpa Hardy happy Birthday and I love them!!!

I´m peruvian now!!! haha 
He´s good! we´ve gotten better at the things we do! :D

January 12,2015

So this week was a really normal week we didn`t have to many new investigators this week. The new investigators we do have are some old investigators. We taught this one family who are living together and they want to be baptized but the dad doesn`t want to marry his girlfriend. They`ve been together for like 26 years.... So I told my companion when we go back and if they still don`t want to get married we have to drop them.

During my personal studies I`ve been studying in Preach my gospel. Mainly in the Christlike attributes. I`ve learned a lot more about my savior! Also I`ve been helping my companion with random gospel questions he has! The most spiritual moment I had this week was probably during a family night with a less active member and her family. I did a lesson with the three things we need to do in life to have a structure to support all the problems that we`re going to have. The three are Read, Pray, and Go to church. I Taught the lesson and she started crying and I could feel that the holy ghost was speaking to her! :D

So how Are you??
I`m amazing!!! haha it`s so freaking hot it`s not even funny! 

How's your companion?
He`s a newbie peruvian! haha he doesn`t like to listen to be and the stuff goes bad... its funny somtimes! :D

What part of peru is he from?

How is the ward?
it`s a lot bigger then the last one!! and more active!

Do you like it?

Is the food better?
It`s normal! but here there`s pizza! 

Do you eat a lot of rice?
hahaha yes!!! 

Does this area have dogs?
Yeah! not as many as the other!

How's the bed?
Not as good as the last one! :D

Do you use your bed protector?
Yes! :D

So where do you use the internet there?
In an internet cafe! :D

Do you get to go to the temple?
No... only when a convert goes or your the companionship of the month! 

Pdays we usually just party! haha today I think we`re going to have a water balloon fight! :D

I gotta go!!! I love you so much!!! Have fun without me!! :D

Alex's saying good bye before he was transferred 

Pictures of his new appartment in Lima.

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 5,2015

It´s going by pretty fast I think.... hahaha

The Packing went pretty good! I´m fairly certain that I got everything! hahah I think I left one thing and the other house becuase I didn´t want it... I got here by bus! haha that´s how we travel distances here! :D My new companion is Elder Quintana! Yeah He´s a pretty chill dude... I am a full hour and a half away! haha I´m in Lima now! :D I´m in Izaguirre! Yes I did say goodbye to everybody that I wanted to! :D 
(Ward or brach in your new area)
It´s a Ward which is really weird for me! hahah and people actually go to this church which is also really weird! :D 

I´m sending a video! but We were on top of the roof of the building we´re staying in! :D 

I think so.... but they´re up in Huaraz! (Do you have a couple in you district)

Which CTR ring?(I found his CTR ring cleaning his room out)

(How is your companion)
He´s pretty down to earth.. haha I don´t know I haven´t had any problems with him... well I´m training him so that might be why... haha I´m finishing his training! :D

I have to go!! bye!!!!!!! I love you!!!!

20 questions we sent him!

  • What has been your biggest success?
  • What has been your biggest challenge this week?
  • What has been your biggest concern?
  • Who has been your favorite person? Why? 
  • What are you looking forward to this coming week?
  • Do you have a goal set for this week? Tell me about it.
  • How was your walk with the Savior this week?
  • What was your most spiritual experience?
  • What was your best experience?
  • What is your apartment like?
  • Where do you do your shopping?
  • How much do they give you to live on monthly?
  • Are you doing well budgeting your money?
  • What is the best thing you have been fed?
  • What is the grossest thing you have been fed?
  • What do you love about where you are living?
  • Is there anything you need?
  • Tell me about your companion?
  • Do you have things in common?
  • What is the biggest thing that has impacted your life this far on your mission?
  • Tender Mercy of the past week
  • What is the the nastiest thing you have had to eat?
  • What made you smile this week?
  • What is the most common food you are fed?
  • Have you had anything yet?

Answers to the questions
  • Probably Adrian.....
  • I´ve had a small cold but I´m fine now! :D
  • being in a place I don´t kknow
  • Elder Lansing! because I really have no way of explaining
  • Finding people to baptize
  • I want to find a way to study better
  • Pretty interesting
  • President told us a lot of information about the first vision that I didn´t know...
  • Meeting a very special family! 
  • Very small! 
  • Plaza vea! 
  • 800 soles!
  • Yes!:D
  • I don´t remember the names of the foods
  • ummm this really weird salad thing....
  • I´m in the smallest area! 
  • No... I´m alright
  • He´s short... and peruvian
  • Some of the music we like
  • Studying the scriptures
  • uhhhh I don´t know
  • This chicken with really gross sauce! 
  • Elder Brown
  • Chicken and rice
  • No

  • This is something he wrote Jessica...such a funny kid!!