Dear Familia y Amigos,
What an amazing third week. I am still loving Peru. I can not believe It has all ready been three weeks. I do not even know where to begin. Sorry about last week. i tried sending pictures but it was taking to long to send them, so I do not think it sent them. I am trying again this week. I am no longer the District Leader. They switch them here in the CCM. It was fun for awhile. I love being able to help in any way I can, and it was a good experience. We had fast Sunday becasue next weekend is General Conference. I am so excited for General Conference! We pretty much have a weekend of English! Plus I love hearing from our Prophet and Apostles and other Church Leaders. Anyways yeah we fasted. We had a powerful Testimony meeting and I bore my testimony in Spanish!!! Me and Companion Elder Epperson are reading the Book of Mormon (El Libro De Mórmon ) in Spanish together. I all ready finished it in English, here in the CCM!!! I did not think I couuld do it, but I did. I am now trying to finish the New Testament. So I got these cool cookies at the Market. They are called Casino Cookies. My favorite ones are the Strawberry (Fresa) cookies, but the Mint Chocolate ones are amazing. The Casino Cookies have Pop Rocks in them so they are a lot of fun to eat. One of the Elders in our Distict got sick, so we gave him a blessing. It was a powerful experience becasue he woke up the next day feeling great. We get an hour everyday to excercise, and before I go play soccer (Fútbol) my companion and I work out with the Hermanas. We switch off everyday doing legs, arms, and then abbs. So basically I am always sore somewhere. I memorized the First Vision in Spanish this week! It helps that I know it in English. Oh and Alicia, I hope you get your Internship. That would be so cool. And I am also missing the Rexburg Temple. One of our teachers makes us run at night in our missionary clothes to wake us up, and one time I totally tripped over a hose and ripped my pants at the seem. I sewed them, and they are fine now, but it was pretty funny. A group of Youth and adults came to Lima this week from CHICLAYO!!! They took a 13 hour bus ride to got to the Temple! I am so happy they are getting a temple in Trujillo that is only 3 hours from Chiclayo. But it was awesome to have them come down to lima, because we got to teach them gospel lessons in Spanish, and talk to them. I am so excited to go to Chiclayo in three weeks! Anyways I hope you get my Pictures I am sending. Thanks for the emails everyone! Keep writing! I love emails, and letters. I hope everyone who I sent letters got them. I heard you did Alicia! Thanks for letting me know Alicia. It seems to take excatly two weeks to get to everyone. Anyways I hope everyone is having a good week. Peru is awesome. I love the people so much. I know the Church is true, and I know Missionary work is so important!
My new companion Elder Epperson