So I bet you guys can’t guess how this week was, cuz it’s always different, but yea, this week was rad. A lot of crazy random things happening but a great week.
To start off, it’s still raining here in Cajamarca. When it’s raining I only want it to be clear skies and hot, and when it’s clear skies and hot, I only want clouds and rain. The weather is way bipolar here. It is like the entire sky is a waterfall one second and then the next I am sweating to death. It’s kinda annoying but, I love it.
This week we have had a lot of service project and activities, which is my favorite thing second only to teaching. We have been helping a lot of people move. A bit of cleaning and a bit of farming prep. But of all the service the missionaries did this week, I think the thing that we all will remember most is a sofa falling two stories on Elder Logan’s head. I guess they were lowering the sofa from the window of the second story with bad rope or soothing and yea, it fell and split open Elder Logan’s head. But he’s all good now. He went to the hospital for a bit and got some stitches, but mentally he is still all good. There really is this rad form of protection when you are on the mission.
Also, this week I got way stoked cuz our pinchionista, the lady who cooks all of our food, made up a big plate of “Pollo a la Brasa” (which is my favorite thing to eat here) with french fries and other stuff, but I ate like half of a chicken and it was a bit too much to eat at 9:00 at night and I ended up throwing it up like three times that night and woke up the next day way hungry. That was a bummer.
What wasn’t a bummer was the Sister Missionaries baptism this week. His name is Manolo and he is so great. we were fortunate to get to work with him a bit and to get to know him. He is such a cool dude and more than anything he has such a strong testimony. After the actual baptism, when he was climbing out of the font and I handed him his towel, he gave me and my companion a big hug (and got our suits soaking wet) and said that “one can just feel it, that God is pleased and that through Christ all is possible.” So, that was probably the highlight of my week.
We have had some struggles lately with the ward here and different things but the Lord keeps the work moving forward. We have plans for two more baptisms this next week with two people who have been working for this since before I even arrived in this area. I have watched the spirit work miracles in their lives and can truly see how much Christ loves them.
We are teaching so many people right now that I can see becoming strong members of the Church. In a lesson we had last week, I saw a man who has been to every church you can think of looking for the truth finally understanding that a simple prayer can answer his doubts. I have watched another family, who barely had enough money to put food on the table, receive the blessing of paying tithing. People have come up to us on the street saying that they just “feel” they need to talk to us. The work is so rad right now and people are truly finding the fullness of joy the Lord has prepared for them. I love it here, and even though it is Christ that has done everything for them and prepared this happiness for them, I love being a part of the work. I love the mission and I love Cajamarca, Peru. I miss skating and the beach and my family, but I am having the best experience ever. The sky is blue and the church is true.
(This week Wyatt forgot to take his camera to the internet cafe where he goes to write home each week, he borrow a few pictures from his companion.)
How do you and dad only have your 5th anniversary but I’m 18???? Ley de Castidad. hahaha. But for real, congrats you guys are the best and I miss you so much. Thanks for birthing me and being the best parents ever. The mission has made me realize my many blessings and I love it. Tell everyone I love them so much and tell them how much I love the work. …I’m always praying for you guys and can feel your prayers for me. Till next week.
Pics: Manolos surprise wedding after his baptism. Literally no one knew it was going it happen. It its was rad!