So it’s been hard to write letters lately. We have been traveling a lot and I never have time, but I promised Mom I would try to write more. I found a little time today, so here I am, hahaha.
I still haven’t Skyped for my “Mother’s Day Call” cuz we had to travel the Mother’s Day week. Then yesterday I tried to call but it is just didn’t work. Chota is one giant Wi-Fi hotspot and it didn’t want to work for me last night. But we are going to give it another try this Wednesday and I think it will be chillin’ this time. Looking forward to talking to my family.
So, it was a way rad week. We went down to Cajamarca Sunday night, then woke up early Monday, to have interviews. We all have interviews with President and Sister Marler every so often, and with their assistants. Interviews are always so rad. I love President and Sister Marler. Obviously I love the assistants too… but, like, the Marlers are the best. Two of the most loving people I have ever met.
Monday after the interviews we had Zone P-Day activity. It was so sick. We went to this place called Granja Porcon. They have the world’s sketchiest zoo in their little city. It’s like a normal zoo, with lions bears leopards, mountain lions, monkeys, hogs and a bunch of other stuff. The only difference is that all the cages are shoulder-high chicken wire. The only thing that is really keeping those animals in the fence was this half a cow they feed them everyday. But for reals, it’s like the sketchiest raddest zoo ever.
The next day we had a great Zone training meeting. After that, Elder Boren and I went on inter-changes with the Zone leaders. The week was going perfect until Tuesday night. Tuesday night we ate this real nasty chicken and got way sick. We are just now getting over it hahaha, But Yeah!, just more RAD memories.
This week we have seen so many miracles. I see the hand of God in every little thing that happens here. One of the biggest miracles was with an investigator who finally committed to take the steps to follow Christ and get baptized. He doesn’t want to commit to a date yet, but it’s going to be coming up fast. He is so awesome though. Completely willing to give up his own worldly desires to follow Christ. There are so many great people here in Chota. God is just waiting but we are starting to see the fruits of our labor pay off.
Another huge miracle is that, as a Branch (congregation), we are going to make the 12-hour trip to go to the temple in Trujillo on May 27th and 28th of this month. I’m so stoked! It will be the last day for my companion Elder Boren before he goes home, the end of his two-year mission. So, that’s a pretty rad way to finish it off. But yeah, God loves Chota. I love being a missionary and I love the message I share.
I’m the most happy I’ve been in all my life right now! Thanks for all you do.
Stay classy San Diego. Seebs.
Extras from us at home:
- We were finally able to Skype with Wyatt this past week. He looks great! He is happy and he has become an amazing young man. We will post a few snippets in the next week from our call.
- He will be getting a new companion in the next week as Elder Boren is heading home after 2 years service.
- He and his companion are actually are on a local Chota TV station every Saturday. Kinda cool.
- He is so positive! We love it.