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
Llama


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

Hola!

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
Hi MOM 

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)
IDAHO POTATOES - YUM!!!

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

Monday, August 21, 2017

Lima (San Luis) Peru – Week 1

Buenas Tardes a todos. This has been a great week here in my new area. Lots of new challenges and excitements. I gave my first training as a district leader and took the weekly indicators. There is still a lot that I need to learn in order to become the best that I can.

My new comp is Elder Villagra and he is from Chile. Haha in Spanish his name sounds like Viagra the drug that men take. So all the time people ask him that and it’s kinda funny - lol - but at least they can pronounce his name. Nobody here can say Farnsworth. Literally nobody........ He's pretty cool, but he's really quiet. So I always have to talk to him or else we won’t talk at all. With time he'll get better. I hope.

This has been a very good and interesting week. My new area, companion and district are great. Now that I have one week here in the area I know the needs of my area and the district. My area that I have is very different than any of my other areas. It is a lot harder to contact and find news here. The people are very cold and not as receptive as some of my other areas. But that just means that we have to change the way that we do things. It’s sad how cold and untrustful the people are here. We knock on the door and they open and close it immediately. Or if we get the opportunity to talk with them they're always "busy" doing nothing. We literally see them get up from watching TV and say that they're doing homework or cooking. In reality they're doing nothing, so we'll have to find a new way to do the work.

I had my training on how to be a District Leader. Let’s just say that there is always something to be done. My free time that I had in the nights isn't my free time anymore. Almost every night I am calling people, filling out papers about the investigators or converts and preparing a training. But I’m very excited and thankful for the opportunity. The pictures are with my old pension and a family from my old area.

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

Elder Farnsworth

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lima (Manchay) Peru – Week 12

Well this week finished up and so did the transfer. Tomorrow I will be leaving for my new area and I'm really excited! I'll be going to an area called San Luis and I'll be a district leader there. So it'll be a very busy transfer with splits, phone calls and meetings. I´m very thankful for the opportunity that the Lord has given me.

Well my last week in Manchay was really good. We had some great lessons and we taught a couple great new investigators. We taught an 18 year old girl that asked us questions that made our heads spin... She is really smart when it comes to the bible and had some really difficult questions. We´d be explaining somethings and then she´d ask, “Where does it say that in the Bible?” So we had to teach the entire lesson out of the scriptures. Everything we said we had to back it up with scriptures, but it was really great. Lessons are so much better when the people interact more and ask questions without us having to ask.

A sad thing that happened was that we were going to have a baptism this last week, but it fell through... In the last 2 weeks we haven´t been able to get a hold of her. So hopefully after I leave the missionaries will be able to find her and help her get baptized. Wow I can’t believe that my time here in Manchay has already come to an end. It has gone by so fast. I feel like it was yesterday that I got here, but really it was 3 months ago. It is crazy how fast the time goes by. My comp and I also did a lot of contacting this past week because we had 2 days where every single one of our appointments fell through.... Contacting when it’s cold and windy and when you´re sick with a cold is absolutely amazing. Haha so we had some fun with that. When you´re contacting all day you start to get a little bored so you've gotta make it a little fun by playing games. Like having to say a weird word or stuff like that. It makes the time go by a little faster. If you don´t contact you won’t find any new investigators. So it is absolutely necessary to do it always.

Well it has been a great week and it’s going to be a great new week. I'm really excited for my new area and calling. Here are some pics from my birthday and from the barber shop where we always got our hair cut. Well, have a great week and pray for me in my new area and my new calling because I'm going to need it.

THANKS AND I LOVE YOU ALL.

Elder Farnsworth

Birthday Cake
Happy Birthday Elder Farnsworth
Barbershop

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lima (Manchay) Peru – Week 11

Hola! How's everyone doing? Because everything here is great! It’s been a great week here in the mission! I completed 1 year in the mission, we had a baptism and today is my birthday! I don't think that it can get much better than that. Well it did! Today we went to a sweet car museum and I got an awesome letter from a convert! I can't believe that I have been in the mission for over a year now..... It is absolutely crazy how fast the time has gone by! But I wouldn't trade the experiences, memories and spiritual moments for anything! It has been an amazing first year, and I hoping on an even better second one!

Well our investigator got baptized! So we were very happy about that! It was absolutely amazing to be there! He shared a very powerful testimony about the things that he had learned. I think that he will probably go on the mission one day. Because he'd be an amazing missionary! I didn't baptize him, but I was able to confirm him on Sunday! Which was amazing! It was fast Sunday so it made it that much better! It was a very spiritual Sunday here in Manchay. Kind of sad that none of you came to the baptism... because I invited all of you! But that’s ok! Haha in the pic that I attached he doesn't show that he was happy, but he was very happy in the moment!

Other than the baptism that we had it was a little bit of a harder week. A lot of our appointments fell through because we didn't have someone to accompany us to them..... But we still visited a lot of great people that are progressing! We had some investigators that came to church on Sunday that we hadn't seen for a while so we were able to make an appointment to go and visit them. The thing that is really hard about Manchay is that only women are here during the day and we can't visit them when they're home alone unless we have someone accompany us. Because we never have one we can't visit them. At night when their husbands are at home they say no because the men typically don't want to receive us in their houses. So that’s a little bit about Manchay.
Oh and I received an amazing letter from a convert this week and I'd like to share some of it with you!
Elder Farnsworth Hi, I'm Cristofer of Vitarte - San Gregario, in case you do not remember, you could not go to my baptism because you switched to Manchay few days earlier. Well Farnsworth I want to say I'm glad I met you, and I am active in church, participating in activities, blessing the sacrament and may receive a calling later. Just the yesterday I completed two months in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I feel good to know and belong to the true church. I also want to tell you that my mother is going to church (who isn't a member) and I'm thinking a lot about the mission, I would have liked to have accompanied you one night. I was told that on August 7 is your birthday, and decided to say hello and write a few days before. I hope you have a good time. I know it will not be with your family, but you had a good time taking the gospel to many people and bring them to the church and that they can baptize, as you did it to me. Thank you very much for being in my life Elder Farnsworth. I thank God for that. For getting in my way for good. I hope to meet again one day and so we can talk about different things as FRIENDS !!
I LOVE YOU!!
YOUR FRIEND CRISTOFER
So that is the best thing that you can receive from a convert!

For my one year mark my mom sent me a camel to say that I finally got over the hump of my mission! Haha I laughed when I saw it. It was a great present! And also a letter about the relations between a missionary and a camel! It was great!

We went to an old car museum that was really cool! They have some really old cars. It was a little expensive on a missionary budget, but it was so worth it! Well thanks for all of the birthday wishes and I hope you all have an awesome week!

LOVE, Elder Farnsworth
Baptism
Hump Day - August 2
Happy Birthday
Mission Friends
Cool Jeep
SWEET Mustang


Monday, July 31, 2017

Lima (Manchay) Peru – Week 10

Well this was a great week! It flew by like all of the other weeks! We were able to go to the temple and we took some cool pictures while we were there! Haha and something pretty disgusting happened this last week!

Well our investigator passed his baptismal interview this past Saturday! So this coming Saturday at 4pm we'll have his baptismal service! You're all invited if you wanna come and down and attend! It has been so great to be able to work with him over these past 2 months. He has really changed a lot. Most of the other 17 year old kids in the world aren't making the decision to be baptized. He is really cool. I think that he'd be one of the converts that would go and serve a mission in a year! That would be really sweet!

We've also found another young person that we're teaching! He is 22 years old and he isn't really into the right things in his life. He was very happy when we came and knocked on his door. He almost cried during the lesson. He is one that has lots of potential to progress if he keeps all of his commitments such as pray, read and attend church.

Haha this past week I had a disgusting experience with my daily agenda..... haha really weird. We were walking back from lunch and my bookcase fell out of my hands and rolled. And when it rolled my agenda fell out and rolled as well. It rolled into a little creek that was flowing out of a house. Well this creek is leaving from the bathroom of this house. Haha and it all happened in slow motion. I saw it happen and yelled "nooooooo" because I knew it would end up there. After that I had to dry it and spray a lot of axe to try and get the awful smell out of it. haha thought that you might like the experience! Well have a great week! I love you all!

Elder Farnsworth