Alright, so I have decided I am never gonna leave Zona Cajamarca (the area that I am serving in.) It’s so rad here and there is much work to be done. It’s filled with amazing culture and awesome people. The weather is very weird, but it is all good. More than anything there are so many people that are close to receiving the blessings and joy of baptism or are taking other important steps in Gods path to happiness. The mission is really pretty great right now.
Last week we went to the catacombs and the underground grave yards below the main plaza here in Cajamarca. It was incredible and I’m way bummed ‘cuz I didn’t have my camera. But yea, you enter this wayyyy old church and there are these tunnels that go down there; it’s pretty indescribable. Lots of Culture. Also, today we are headed to Cumbemayo, which I am way stoked about. Look it up if you can. But yea, lots of great stuff to do here on P-Day.
This week was my companion, Elder Dorado’s, birthday. For like two days, every visit we went to they gave us a cake. We probably have enough cake in our room to last us until my birthday. Just thinking of cake makes me sick. Even after fasting all day yesterday, I wasn’t down for any but yea, it’s all good.
The other night we spent like 20 minutes trying to kill this moth that got into our room right as we were about to go to sleep. But we were lazy and decided to give up after a bit and just leave it till morning. About 3 hours later, I woke up and the moth was in my mouth, batting its wings trying to fly. I spit it out and then killed it for good this time. It totally sucked (no pun) but its chill because I am sure it will make for a solid memory.
So this week we had two baptisms fall through. As you can imagine, it was a bummer. However, due to some last-minute conflicts, it ended up just being better for them to postpone it for a few weeks. I am happy, though, that they both still have way strong testimonies and continue to have great desires to be baptized.
In general, the work right here is going great. We found a new family last week that is just the best. They want a gospel lesson like every day of the week and they are progressing towards becoming members fast. The other day we had a lesson with them and they told us how, ever since we started teaching them and they began applying the principles we discussed, their home “has just been better.” Not only are they happier and more united as a family, their actual home feels different. It is more comfortable and brighter. The very best part about missionary work is seeing the true gospel of Jesus Christ bless and change lives. One of my very favorite families here has become, for me, the greatest testament of Christ’s power to change. Before, they were always separate, always fighting. The father was drunk constantly and out fighting in the street. Pretty much, this was their family life. But, with a little help from the missionaries and a lot of help from God, they are now a happy, calm family. They are united and the father leads as an example with love. The gospel really can change live. The fullness of the Restored Gospel can change lives eternally.
Sé qué este es la verdadera y la unica Iglesia y contiene el plentitude del Evangelio de Jesucristo. Es la única manera que nosotros podemos tener todo la felicidad que El Señor ha preparado para nosotros. Él ama a sus hijos mucho aquí en Cajamarca Perú y me encanta esta Iglesia.
No sea tonto. Seebs.
more pics on the site
Extras from Emails:
- My fav new fruit is granadilla. Fruit feels like snot but tastes way good. Hahaha!
- Got my package and I loved the shirt (I sent him an In N Out shirt) and the book and the other stuff. Thanks so much.
- Pictures sent to us on Facebook from Peru: One is in the house of a recent convert/investigators with their whole family and the other is in our pensionista’s house. She is the wayyyyyyy short one and she is like the best. I think she sent them to Dad on Facebook. The two families are both wayy rad and my pensionista is like the best.