Hello my people!
It twas another great week here in Peru. Tomorrow marks 1
I’ve been out! Crazy! Time really does go by so fast when you’re
missionary. So every two weeks new missionaries come to the MTC.
only stay for two weeks, North Americans stay for 6. We stay
longer since we
have to learn a new language. Your first two weeks
here you’re considered
beginners, the next two weeks you’re
intermediates, and the last two weeks
you’re advanced. Since these are
my last two weeks here, I’m considered
advanced. Two Elders in my
district, Elder Hart and Elder Chapman, were asked
to be zone leaders
over all the North Americans. Me and my companion, Hermana
asked to be the Hermana Leaders over all the North Americans.
Hermana Leaders we interview other sister missionaries, plan
Sundays, and go to leadership meetings. We’re excited for
I was really close with a couple of the
Latinas that were here these
last two weeks! Me and my companion sat with
them every day at
breakfast lunch and dinner. They didn’t know English, so
communication was Spanish. I taught one of them a Christmas song
English and she taught me Feliz Navidad! I love them! I will
This last Saturday I was able to leave the CCM and go
Spanish definitely needs some work haha. I had a great time
was able to talk to a couple people and give away a Book of Mormon.
also shared my testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon
a man named Marco and a lady named Sandra. We also taught someone
Restoration, which was when Joseph Smith restored Christ’s
church on the
Earth. Peruvians are so kind to everyone. I could truly
feel that they were
interested in what we were sharing with them. We
were able to go to this
little town called Churrillos, it’s in the
Lima South mission. We were up in
houses along the mountain side. The
mountains here are all loose sand and
dirt, very different than back
home. The houses are made out of concrete or
just whatever they could
find, with tin roofs and most of them just have dirt
it was an incredible and humbling experience and I can’t wait
out to Arequipa!
On the bus ride back from proselyting we saw a car
accident! It was
pretty scary. I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen more
because the drivers here are so crazy. This guy driving a truck
directly into one of those guard rails on the freeway. Crazy!
excited to spend Christmas here! I’ve become really close with my
here, they’re like family to me. I’m really glad I get to
spend it with them!
The president of the CCM is planning something
special for Christmas day,
it’s going to be a surprise! Also, since
the CCM doesn’t have many
missionaries we get to Skype home Christmas
day. I can’t wait for that!
one of the teachers for our districts name is Hermana Altamirano.
She is a
convert to the church like me! She shared her story with us
and it made me
cry because it’s very similar to mine. Her and her
brothers and sisters are
members of the church but her parents are
not. A lot of the Latinos out here
are converts as well. They’re
usually surprised to find out that I’m a
Some fun facts about my district: So in my district, I’m the
I’m actually the oldest out of all the North Americans here. So
district has decided to give me the nickname of Grandma haha. I’ve
taught everyone in my district how to do that Indian whistle
thing with your
hands. My companion, Hermana King, can jump rope on
her butt. Elder Olsen has
this crazy cough that he gets every year for
a month. Elder Olsen and Elder
Lish are the only two red heads in the
entire CCM and they’re companions. We
calls them the peli rojos. Elder
Hart got a 36 on the ACT. Elder Chapman is
from South Carolina and he
says yall and all yall all the time and it’s
rubbing off on all of us
to the point where we say it all the time too. Elder
impersonate Chewbacca and Hermana Gallagher can do the R2D2
Hermana Rushton is the most AMAZING singer you’ve ever heard and
dad is #1 in the Iron man challenge in the US. They’re all so
and I love them!
I wanted to share some scriptures with you all
this week! They’re all
from the Bible. Each scripture testifies of doctrine
of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Malachi 4:5-6 The
sealing power is restored to the Earth, Ezekiel
37:16-19 The stick of Judah
(the Bible) and the stick of Joseph (the
Book of Mormon) are one in the hands
of God, 1 Corinthians 15:40-41
the kingdoms of Heaven are described, Matthew
16:19 eternal marriage,
Acts 20:28-30 The church will be perverted after
Christ passes away,
John 10:16 the other sheep talked about in this scripture
to the people Christ visited in the Americas. You can read
Christ coming to the Americas in the Book of Mormon 3 Nephi 11.
Corinthians 15:29 Baptisms for those who have already passed away.
know that this church is true! I have read the Book of Mormon and it
changed my life. I know that if you read it and pray about it with
intent, it can change your life too.
Well, that’s all for this week. Love you
all! I’m so grateful for your support.
Until next time,