Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 9

Hola como están este martes? Un poquito raro que estoy escribiéndoles in martes y no lunes. Es porque ayer estuvimos haciendo un actinide de servicio en un hospital de niños. Fue lo maximo!

Haha that’s enough Spanish now. It’s nice every once in a while, to speak in English. Because after living with 3 Latinos and talking in Spanish all day everyday it’s just nice to talk in my native language. Maybe 1 or 2 times every day I talk in English, and it’s when I call one of the ZL's to ask them something and if I’m helping someone learn English.

This week was a little harder and kind of disappointing. Because our investigator that we have that was going to get baptized today won't be baptized today. Every time that he will be baptized something happens that keeps him from getting there. I feel really bad for him. He lives in a tiny room with 4 kids and his almost wife (if they get married). We'll find out. And our other person that has baptismal date didn’t come to church because he's still working........... He wants to get off work, but he is afraid to talk with them. We're trying to help him with this. I really hope that he can get the courage to do it. Idk if he is afraid of losing his job or what. But I think that this week we'll do a practice with him to help him.

This week we won’t have church in Peru. We all will be staying in our houses until 5pm because they will do the national census that day. So, it'll be a pretty low key day. We'll basically have 2 pdays in a row!

Yeah so yesterday we helped with something that’s called Operation Smile in a kid’s hospital. But at the same time, it’s sad to be there. To see all the kids with these conditions. But it was a good experience. And we got a lot of free stuff. So, it was a win win for us!

This last Friday I finished the Book of Mormon in the Spanish language. It was a great moment. Not only because I was able to finish it again, but to feel and gain a stronger testimony of it. My goal was to finish it on my grandma's birthday. I know she was smiling in heaven. I invite all of you, just as our beloved prophet has done, to read the BOM every day. It will change your lives!

Well, have a great week and I love you all!

Elder Farnsworth
Operation SMILE

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 8


Well another week has come and gone. It scares me sometimes at how fast the time goes by. Even though some days feel like an eternity when you're walking and contacting without success. Even with days like that the time is very fast. But this last week was a very good week! We were able to have a lot of lessons, contacts and success. We now have 3 people with a baptismal date! SO, we are very excited about that. The things are finally starting to turn around for my comp and I! Hard work, lots of fasting and praying is finally starting to pay off.

The investigator of 8 years I think will finally get baptized and married. We're working on the wedding plans for this Saturday and his baptism for the next Tuesday. He wants to be baptized on his birthday, so we are very excited about that. We also started to teach one of his kids. He is 31 and he is very good. He was telling us about what made him want to listen to us. He feels like he needs to have more of a spiritual connection in his life. He wants to do that so that he can be happier. He is a cool guy. Very chill and relaxed. I feel like he'll progress quickly.

The other person that has a baptismal date is also great! He is super cool. But his problem is that he works every day. Even Sundays...... and he's having a hard time getting it off! He really wants to get it off so that he can come to church! Other than that, he is progressing. He always reads what we leave him and has super great questions!

The pics that I have are of one of my favorite foods that I've eaten here, it’s called tallarines verdes: Its super good! And then a pic of a street here and a last-minute pic because I know that my mom wants a pic of me every week! Well thanks for all the prayers and support! Have an amazing week!

Elder Farnsworth
Tallarines Verdes

Street in my area

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 7

Hello! Well I hope that all of you had an amazing last week! It was a really good week here! It flew by! Because Friday, Saturday and Sunday I didn't have very much proselyting time due to a meeting I had on Friday and conference on Saturday and Sunday.

Well good news! Our investigator Gustavo was able to come to one of the conference sessions with us and he said that he really enjoyed it. He is progressing and is a great investigator. He always reads and does his homework that we leave him. He loves to learn more every time we visit him. He always has very good questions. You can tell that someone is interested in what they're hearing or learning from the questions that they ask. He always has questions that make us think, but those are the best kinds of questions. He's been praying so that he will be able to stop working on Sundays and be able to keep the sabbath day holy. I will keep you updated on how he progresses.

This week we will find out if the investigator of 8 years will be get baptized anytime soon. This Wednesday will be the day that he decides to get married or separate from is girlfriend. So, we're eagerly waiting on that.

Conference like always was great because it was a great opportunity to listen and to learn. During these next weeks I'll be listening to the talks again, because I downloaded them today on my USB. I hope that you all had the opportunity to enjoy them. AND if not, you should go and listen to them. 

Have an amazing week! And I love you all!

Elder Farnsworth
Peru Lima East Mission

Something from Pizza Hut?

Dad and Brothers
(Tyler's Trainer - Dad
and the other elders he has trained - Tyler's brothers)
Mission Leadership

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 6

Hello! Well tomorrow are transfers. But........ My entire district doesn't have transfers. That’s ok! Now we have 6 weeks more so that we can work together and find more people to teach! But the challenge that I'll have now is 2 elders from my district will be finishing their missions this transfers and one will be finishing next transfers. So, there are a few of them that need a lot of encouraging these next couple weeks.

During this past week my comp and I were able to invite someone to baptism. And he accepted! So, we are very excited about that. He has lots of potential! His name is Gustavo. He works on Sundays so he didn't come yesterday, but we taught him last night that he needs to keep the sabbath day holy. And he said that he'll talk with his boss today. And we're eagerly waiting to find out if he did it. He is the type of investigator that everyone wants. He reads and he understands what we teach him, and he writes it all down to remember it and to study it after we leave. I'll keep you updated on what happens with him. He also has a son that is listening as well. During this week we'll extend him the invitation of baptism

I also did splits with an elder this week and ha-ha I think that his bed had bed bugs and ha-ha it kinda sucked. We also found some other great people this last week. They're good, but don’t have as much potential as the other two do. We've been trying to work more with the ward to find investigators. So, we've made a few plans with them to help us find news. I hope that we can get these plans up and going to see progress.

This is what was in my soup today.... 4 chicken feet and a heart.... Ha-ha I didn’t eat it. Well I hope you have a great week and I love you!

Elder Farnsworth

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 5

Hola! Well this week passed by really fast and to be honest not a whole happened. But it was still a great week! Like always.

Well we walked, walked and walked a little more. And we contacted, and contacted and contacted and a lot more. Ha-ha that’s about all we did. Ha-ha jk. But yes that was a lot of what we did. I was able to do splits with an elder in my district. He will be going home in November. And he's still working really hard so that’s good! Because lots of elders as they're going home get trunky and don't work real hard. I also had my interview with president. It was a great opportunity to get advice from him to help me with my area and my district. My companion and I have been thinking of a lot of ideas to try and get the ward excited to do missionary work. So, I think we are going to start doing English classes once a week to try and have nonmembers come and then we will be able to make appts to meet with them in their houses and share our message with them. And we have been trying to visit the ward leaders to get to know them and get references. But almost all of them said that they don't talk with their neighbors and don't have friends. So, we are going to take the advice of Bishop Caussee who is the presiding bishop of the church and do a special fast with them to help them find friends that we can teach! There is a lot to plan and do with my comp this week! And this is the last week before transfers.

Well that is all for the week! And I don't have any pics.... Sorry mom..... Next week! Have a great week! I love you all!

Elder Farnsworth

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 4

Buenas Tardes, how are all of you doing? I hope that all of your weeks were excellent! Because every week here is amazing!

Well this last week was a very busy one! I had district meeting, splits, a multizone conference with president, and a huge conference with Lima South and a few general authorities of the church. It was a pretty great week and it flew by! It was a very spiritual week!

Our meeting that we had with president was awesome! I learned a lot and we had pizza which was a nice add on. One of the things that I really liked from this was what Sister Amato said to us. She shared a scripture from Matthew 16:25 with us. Which says "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." She applied that to the mission and how we need to be focusing 100% on what we're doing and we need to do it with a good positive attitude! When we do that we'll be able to find people to teach and help them. So the commitment she left with us was to forget ourselves and get to work.

Then in our conference on Saturday with some general authorities I learned a ton! I wish that you could have been there! It was an amazing experience. We were able to go up and greet all of them personally! There are a lot of good thinks that were said, but I'm going to focus on what Elder Oaks said. He is actually a pretty funny guy and he has a very powerful thundering voice. So he started out by saying "Mis queridos hermanosy hermanas.” I thought oh wow he knows Spanish. “That’s the Spanish part of my talk and now I'll finish in English." Something else that was funny was when he was called as an apostle he said he had lots of doubts and questions. So he said “In that moment I just decided to read the whole standard works to find my answer." Haha who just gets up one day and decides to read the Bible, BOM, D&C and the PGP? That’s a lot of pages to read! So we all laughed when he said that. One of the things that he focused on was the Holy Ghost and how we're all witnesses of Jesus Christ. As we know the Apostles are special witnesses of Jesus Christ. He said the only difference between us and himself is that he travels the world testifying of Jesus Christ. We should all be witnesses of him where we live. And a whole lot more.

Well I hope that your weeks are great! My pics are with my comp, my new Peru shirt and 3 of my friends from the Mission.

Bye I love you all!

Elder Farnsworth
My Companion - Elder Villagra

Made in Peru barcode shirt

Mission Friends

Monday, September 4, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru - Week 3

Well everyday I learn something new here in San Luis. The people are unlike any of the other areas that I've had thus far in the mission. They are great, but their hearts are just a little harder than the others. So, a lot more patience is required here. But sometimes it can get really hard because they don't want to hear something that'll change their lives. So, it can be hard not to get discouraged. But it we do get discouraged it’s even worse, because how can we be telling people that we have a message of happiness if we don't look happy? So, we always have to have a good attitude about the work even when nobody will accept you. Just always have to throw a smile on your face.

We had a sad experience with an investigator a few days ago. We went to visit him and he was really sad. So, we asked him what was going on and he said that he was having a lot of family problems..... And that he didn't have any money to take out his last paper he needs to get married. And no money to buy food for his family. He has been waiting for 8 years to get married and baptized. It’s so hard to see people in this situation. He wants it sooooo bad but the adversary just is working so hard on him and his family to not let it happen. But my comp and I have faith that he'll make it through and be able to make these covenants with God.

This week will be a very exciting week! We will be having a multizone conference with our president on Thursday and on Saturday we be having a huge conference with the mission Lima South. Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Bishop Gerald Causse, Lynn G Robbins, and some other 70s from the area here. So, it'll be really awesome to be there.

Have a great week and I love you all!!!!
Elder Farnsworth

Making District Calls
Shoe finally starting to get a hole
Ingrown toenail that bled during soccer
Name Tag after doing service
(It's paint not blood)