Monday, December 25, 2017

Lima (LaMolina) Peru – Week 1

Feliz Navidad a todos!

Wow I honestly can't believe that this is my second and last Christmas in the mission. The time has flown by! I remember when we went to Disneyland 2 years ago as a family before the mission and it feels like yesterday.

Well this last week has flown bye! With my new calling of being a ZL I have been super busy. Haha I thought I was busy when I was a DL, but know I know that it wasn't that bad. Just alone in the last week we had to give a training at the new leader training on how to give a district meeting and do splits, we went on splits with the assistants, had a meeting with them, bought food for a zone Christmas breakfast and many other things. But let’s just say that we have been literally running to get everything done. But it has been super great! My zone is so great, and we have lots of American things here such as fast food, stores and even the American embassy. Its huge! And we have the temple. It is very much like the USA here in my area and in my zone! It is totally opposite than any of my other areas, but it is super great. There are so many amazing people here! Members and investigators. We are going to have lots of success here because the ward is strong and there are lots of escogidos here!

We were able to start visiting a person that has been coming to church for about 2 months and she is super good! At the beginning she didn't want to talk with us, but then she sent us a message wanting to know more about the church and the book of Mormon. And she has been asking the members a lot about baptism and what she needs to do to be baptized. So, this week we will be inviting her to be baptized for the end of January or beginning of February.

The pics are of a dinner last night, fireworks (because there were a ton of them) and from a breakfast we did this morning! Well I love you all and hope that your Christmas’s were perfect!

Elder Farnsworth

Monday, December 18, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 18


Well these past couple days since I wrote on Thursday have flown by! Now the transfer has officially ended, and I have transfers. Tomorrow I will be leaving for my new area. I will also be a Zone Leader there so that is really exciting. And it will be a great opportunity to serve and learn a lot. So next week I'll let you know how it goes!

Well the biggest thing that happened during these last couple of days was our Christmas party. Half of the mission was on one day and the other half on the other day. We met up outside the temple and then took pics as a zone (pic attached below). Then we went to a restaurant literally directly in front of the temple and it was really good! It is a chicken restaurant. We ate as much chicken and french fries as we wanted. And we drank a ton of chicha morada, which is a Peruvian drink that is really good! Then we made ginger bread houses. Haha pretty sure that ours were the worst. We received a Peruvian soccer shirt from the mission and ties/candies from some of the parents of the mission. From there we went and changed from our proselyting clothes and went to an orphanage which was in one of my old areas. We played with the kids for about 2 hours, and all of the kids loved it! It was a great opportunity to help them enjoy the Christmas season.

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

Elder Farnsworth

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 17

Hello everybody! How are you all! I hope that you're all enjoying the cold weather while I'm getting a nice tan and sweating down here. Haha well I guess should say a nice half neck tan line and an arm one. Well this week is flying by!

We had our last district meeting for this transfer and I did splits with 2 areas. So, it has been very busy, but very great! We had one of our investigators change his own baptismal date from the 20th of Jan to the 30th of Dec. And he asked, can I be baptized this day and we said of course you can! He got really excited. He is 68 years old and he is so funny! He's got some crazy stories. He actually contacted us and that’s how we started teaching him! I'll have to let you know how it all goes with him!

I can’t believe that this transfer will be ending this Monday! It has flown by! So, I'll be able to let you know what my transfers are next Monday! This pic I have is of my district.

Well I hope that you all have an amazing week! Keep watching those videos every day. The ones that I shared with you last week. Do it so you can help somebody else have a good Christmas! I love you all and talk with you next week!

Elder Farnsworth

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 16

Hey! Haha it feels weird to be emailing you all on a Thursday. It was weird going for a week and a half without Pday. Mentally I was fine, but physically I'm really tired... But it’s great! We were able to go to the temple today. So, I was able to be spiritually refreshed. Because we went a month longer without going to the temple. we normally go every three months, but because the temple was closed for cleaning. We went 4 months without going. So, it was extra special today and the fact that it is December and remembering the Savior of the world.

Well this past week and a half were really great! Even though we didn't find a ton of news in this past week we were able to see lots of progress not only with our area and our investigators, but also with the ward. It has been a week full of miracles! It has been great! I really hope every week can be like the last one or even better. So first I feel like we’re are getting to have more trust from the bishop! Which is great. Because when I came here there wasn't a lot of it. But it’s getting a lot better. He came to us in this last week with some names of PF’s (where part of the family are members) that he wants us to go and visit and baptize! So that is awesome!!!! I'm really excited. We have visited some and we have more to visit before Sunday so that we can go and give our information to the bishop! 

We also are starting to see fruits of the new way of planning! Because we have been doing it, but we weren't seeing results. But in these last days of the week we the miracles have been happening. So here is what I'd say the biggest of them is. We had followed all of ours plans for that day and nothing had happened, and it was about 8:30 at night. And on our specific plan for that hour was that a person was going to contact us instead of us contacting them. We were outside of a member’s house looking for them when someone asked us if we were the Mormons. We said yes, and then he went on to say that he had been looking for our church during the past week. Because about 10 days before he contacted us he spent a week at his friend’s house. This friend is a returned missionary and all his family are members. The guy that contacted us just loved this family and the values that they have. He really admires them, and he said that he wants to learn more about how to have those values and increase his faith. He said that he feels an emptiness in his life and, so he wants to find God and fill this emptiness. He asked so when can I go to your church and learn more? So, we made an appt with him to teach him more. In this appt we invited him to baptism and he accepted! So, we are really excited about that and it helped us grow our faith, and helped us know that the angles that we send out to prepare the people really do help!

Oh, and I want to invite all of you to watch the daily videos that the church has made to help us "Light the World" this holiday season! The link is below:

Well that's all for this week! Haha so some of the pics this week are pretty funny! The one with the camel on my bed was really funny. I got home from splits and that is how the elder in my area left my camel. Haha even funnier, he was reading Jacob 5. And those of you that have read it will know why its funny. The other pictures are from the temple.

Elder Farnsworth

Monday, November 27, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 15


Well I hope that you all enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving. Haha because that doesn’t exist here. We worked just like any other day. I had honestly forgotten that it was thanksgiving until somebody told me that it was during district meeting. To me all the days are the same. They all blur together. The only days that are different to me are Sundays and Pday. But this last week was really great. We were able to have 2 baptisms and that was really awesome. That investigator of 8 years finally got baptized!!! Haha it was about time! So, he and his son were baptized together. It was a very exciting day because there haven’t been baptisms in this area since May. Other than those baptisms we were able to see miracles here as well.

We were able to get back into contact with an old investigator that now is ready to be baptized. We were teaching her about 2.5 months back, but she didn’t progress because she needed to get married. She wasn’t so sure that she wanted to get married with this man. So, we stopped visiting her for a while. Then last week she came to church and we made an appointment to go visit her. We got there, and she said that she made the decision to get married, so she can be baptized before the end of the year. She already has her wedding papers, so we are very excited about that! Hopefully we will have another baptism before transfers come!

As a mission we have a new way of doing our daily planning. To be more specific of people we want to contact and the specific streets that we will be walking down during the day. That way we can find “escogidos” which means chosen investigators. They said we should have fun with it and the people we want to contact. So, my companion and I did that. We put on our daily planning to find a dwarf in the street at 9pm. Most of the people are short here, but I had never seen a dwarf. So, we did our prayer asking specifically for the people that we had planned out to visit and the people we wanted to find in the street. We left our house that day with faith and waiting for the different people we had planned for. We found every single one of the people that we had planned for, even the dwarf. That is the first one I have seen in Peru. So, I know that prayers are answered all the times that we ask with faith. So, I invite all of you to pray always with faith for the things that you need in your lives and you’ll have cool experiences like this.

Bye and I hope that you have an awesome week! I love you all!

Elder Farnsworth

Monday, November 20, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 14

Hello fam and friends! How are all of you doing?

Well this was another really fast week here in the mission. I feel like it was only yesterday that I was sitting here in internet writing a letter. But it has been a whole week. But I feel like this week will go by even faster. Because tomorrow we will have a training for my companion, Wednesday will be interviews, Thursday district meeting and Friday weekly planning. So, it’s going to be a very full week!

Well we should be having a baptism here this weekend!! And with luck we'll have two. The last baptism in my area was in I think May.... It’s been way too long since the baptismal font has been used. So, we'll have to give it a nice clean this week, so the water isn't dirty. Our baptism that is almost 100 percent sure. His name is Jonathon.

Well we also had another good week in finding new investigators. So, we have some good new people to work with. During the weeks to come. I hope that they will progress. Because the thing that we're seeing more here is we can find people now, but they don't want to progress. But I know that there are people here waiting for us.

I hope that you all have an amazing week. Don't forget to do your daily prayers and read the BOM every day. It really does change lives. I love you all! Hasta luego!

Elder Farnsworth

Monday, November 13, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 13

Well this last week was an amazing week her in San Luis! My son and I had lots of success this week! So now that I know my son, I'll give you a little more info. His name is Elder Myers and he is from Fresno, California. He is 18 years old. He officially has almost one week in the mission field. He knows a lot more Spanish than I knew when I came to the mission. He has a lot more confidence than I had and he is really cool! I'm still really excited that I have my first American companion. I've always wanted one and he finally came to me in the form of a son.

This week was a very good week here and in the district. With new elders there is new excitement to work. Which is awesome! That is what lacked last transfer, but now the new elders are working hard! Here in SL we now have 4 with baptismal dates and we're very excited about that! There should be 2 on the 25 of November and 2 on the 16 of December.

Well good/bad news with our investigator of 8 years. The last time that we talked to him we basically dropped him because he wasn't progressing. We were just playing the game of he was going to get baptized and then he wasn't. So we told him that until he could complete the law of Chasity we wouldn't be able to visit him. He said yeah that’s fair because I've been saying I would do it, but then never completed it. We said when you get you can keep it, let us know. So, he came to us on Sunday at church and said that he could be baptized because he and his woman that he was living with officially separated. So that is good/bad news, but we will keep you updated. I hope all goes well with this!

We also invited 2 new people to baptism. They were very excited that we invited them and they came to church without us picking them up. They live at the top of the hill that we have in our area!

The pics from this week are of the day when Peru had a soccer game, I was cheering for them. Since it is summer here my missionary neck tan is coming back. NOOOOOO….. We went back and visited that llama today and with my new comp E' Myers! Well I hope you all have a great week! I love you.

Elder Farnsworth

Elder Myers
Peru wins again!
Missionary Neck Tan

Monday, November 6, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 12

Hey how are all of you doing? Well let’s just say that this last week was a very long trying week for us here in San Luis. But we made it through alive. But it was a good week as well! We did a lot, but we had very little results. And the week ended with transfers. Well actually they'll happen tomorrow. So, let’s start with some of the things that happened this week.

Well to let you all know our investigator of 8 years didn't get baptized. He was at the point of being baptized. It didn't happen because he can't complete the law of chastity. He said that he wasn't living together with his woman, but later we found out that he still lives with her in the same house, just in different rooms. The house only has 2 rooms, but that’s not good enough to count. He doesn't want to marry her, but he also doesn't want to kick her out because she has nowhere to go. So, we're sad about that and we've done everything we can with him. Now it all depends on him and we told him that. So, if anything happens there I'll let you know.

We also had about 90% of our appointments fall through.... So that means we contacted more trying to find new people. Let me tell you how almost every single contact went. “No, I’m busy, come another day." Ok when can we come? "Oh, idk I’m never home" and then they shut their door. If I had $1 for every time I was told that this week. I'd be very rich right now. Ha-ha sometimes I just have to take a moment and laugh it off, because after a while it gets really old. But that’s how it is sometimes.

Like I said there will be transfers tomorrow. I will be staying in my area and I'll receive a brand new missionary from the CCM. He's white and he'll be my first one here in Peru. It’s going to be great! I’m really excited!

Well the pic is of my district! Have a wonderful week! I love you all!

Elder Farnsworth

Monday, October 30, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 11

Hola! How are all of you? I hope that you all had an amazing week! Because like always it was a good one here. My comp and I had a good week. Even through our indicators weren’t as high as last week, we made good progress with the investigators that we have. We also had to drop 2 because they weren’t progressing.... But it's what is needed. Because we are wasting our time and they're wasting theirs. Well not a waste of time because everything that we do is good and is planting a seed in the people, but a better use of time is the best way to say it.

This week was a good week. And it was good to be able to watch stake conference this last Sunday here in San Luis. This last week we focused on trying to have more people with a baptismal date, but we weren't able to complete that.... It was harder than I thought it would be. The appointments that we had fell through and the people didn't want to accept a date. So, we had to make some adjustments to our plans. But that’s all part of what we do. Being able to adjust.

We do have good news about the investigator that has been waiting 8 years to be baptized! From what he told us, the person he was living with left or was going to leave today. So, then he won't be breaking the law of chastity and he can get baptized. He scheduled himself today for his interview. If all goes well, he will be baptized this Saturday! We are very excited about this! We just need to pray a lot this week to make sure it happens!

We also found a really cool person this last week. He was very interested in the BOM and, so we taught him a little about it. Then he asked if he could buy one and read it. He is the first person to ask to buy it. We have an appt with him today! The pics are of my area and the one with a sign is really kind of funny and scary. Because I believe that the people would do it. Ha-ha if you wanna know what it says look it up.

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

Elder Farnsworth

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 10

Hola! I hope that this last week was as good as mine was. My companion and I had a really good week! It also flew by like all the weeks, but this time a little faster. Partly due to yesterday and the Census. I can officially say that I've participated in my first and last Peruvian Census. To be honest it wasn't as cool as I thought it'd be. So, we just stayed in the house until 5. All my other comps slept the whole afternoon. I just sat there and studied.

This week was good because my comp and I had lots of success in finding new investigators. And we had some good solid contacts. We also had the opportunity to work with a member in our ward who was the old ward mission leader. He spent a few hours with us showing us the old investigators and some part member families. So that was very nice of him and it helped us a lot! When the wards and the missionaries work together is when the miracles happen. And right now, there is a spark that started in our ward. I hope that we can keep the spark alive and make it into a fire. Then this ward will be able to become better and have lots of success here.

We were also able to visit the person who wants to be baptized really bad. He told us that whatever it takes he will be baptized the last week of this month or the first of the next. He really wants it but he is still deciding on getting married or separating himself. Well I'm really hoping that he makes his goal! Have a good week!

The pic is of my Peru jersey that someone gave to me! I love you all.

Elder Farnsworth

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)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 2

Hola! This has been a real crazy busy week! But it was a real fun crazy busy week, and I was able to learn a lot from others and also help others learn. Well let’s start with last Tuesday.

Lunes: After Internet we went to the house for a sec and then we left and had a Family Home Evening with a less active family and then we did some contacting. When we got back to the house I called my district doing follow up on all of the converts from the last year to see how they're progressing and then put the final touches on my district meeting training.

Martes: We had another district meeting and I taught them about the importance of being obedient always and also about how to have success as a missionary. We read a bunch of scriptures to support the teachings. I think it worked to help them throughout the week find new investigators. Our day after that looked like it was going to be a really good day, but then every single one of our appointments fell through........... Haha welcome to San Luis. So then we just ended up contacting all day. We found a cool new investigator from Venezuela and he has lots of potential. Then we contacted some more and to finish the day we had a meeting with our ward mission leader to talk about our investigators.

Miercoles: We walked to the area (which is pretty far) because we ran out of bus money... and surprise surprise all of our appointments fell through again! We ended up contacting again all day. We found a new investigator this day as well. He was very interesting because he tried to use our own words against us to try and prove us wrong. But, haha, he ended up making a fool of himself when he realized that we made a really good point and we were right. We made an appointment with him for another day. Then in the night was when I took the Wednesday indicators. So I called all of the district and asked them how many new investigators they had up to this point of the week and how many they have with baptismal date. Also the work plans that they had for the week and if they had any needs in their areas.

Jueves: Was just another day of the week. I think we ended up having just one appointment this day and we contacted more. We have set appointments every day, but when we call to confirm them they either cancel on us or they say yeah we'll be there. When we get there 1 of 2 things happens. 1 they're not there or 2 they say oh no I was just kidding or no I'm busy...... and that happens every day. When we contact they open the door see us and most of the time say " oh no joven, todavía,,,, todavía joven...." and then they shut the door. Haha and 90% of the contacts are like that. The people hearts here are very hard and closed.

Viernes: We got up real early and played soccer............ Haha I never want to go, but my companion likes to go and play. Then I went and did splits for the first time as a District Leader. It was a great experience to be able to go and work with another elder in his area. I really like doing splits. It is a great opportunity to find the needs of my district and to also help all of the missionaries in the work. 

Sábado: I finished up the splits and returned back to my area. Then we did more contacting and had a few visits this day. Not a real exciting day. Domingo: We went to church and ward counsel and then we ate lunch with one of our investigators. He's been an investigator for 8 years and this next month he'll finally get married and baptized. He has a bigger testimony than a lot of members of the church. Then we had another appointment with some young teenagers and that finished up the day. When we got back to the house I took indicators again, but this phone call lasts longer than the one in Wednesday. There is a lot more follow up needed and then I went to bed happy knowing the next day was Pday.

Today we went and had a BBQ in the park and this park had LLAMAS. I finally saw my first Peruvian llama. It was real fun. The other picture is with my Pensionista and her family.

Have a great week all of you and I love you all! Thanks for the support!

Elder Farnsworth
Peruvian Llama
Pensionista and Family

San Luis Area