Well thanks for caving in pops! jajaja I guess it’s best that mom knows too. jaja Just don’t want her to worry but I’m all good. The back and neck are just a little sore. It’s not helping to walk all day and hurt all day but I’ve been trying to stretch it out. Hey big daddy glad to see that acupuncture is working good for ya!! I’ve heard it’s pretty weird not going to lie. jaja I should see if I can get that here with some rusty nails or something. I’m going to pass on talking with the mission pres about my back and stuff because he’ll take me out of my area and put me in historia familiar and that’s the worst thing in this world. I’ll make sure to send some pics this week. BUT wow this week honestly was awesome jajaja There’s so much that happened.
This week we traveled to Mollendo for 4 days. We had a conferencia de zona there and it was super dope! Mollendo is a town on the beach that’s super cool but the presidente doesn’t let us go to the beach so we didn’t go down. The next time we go though I’m going down si o si. It was sweet there! It’s like 4 hours de mi area and so that sucked. 4 hours in a little minivan was great fun. Also slept 3 days on concrete so that probably wasn’t good for my back jaja but oh well it happened. AND this is the good thing jaja There’s this super hot hermana that just arrived in the mission from Eden Utah. The funny thing is that I talked to her before the mission how ironic. She’s good looking and it’s nice to see an hermana from the states. Peruanas are terrible. jajaja No, she’s super cool but I’m incapable of talking with her in English. I tried like 3 times but just looked like a fool. God knows. He took away my English! jajaja I couldn’t speak a lick of english. So, yah, that’s probably a good thing jajaja. Que pena ya?
We found a ton of new investigadores this week and it was awesome. A bunch a people that are ready to get dunked. We did a lot of service this week too. We helped this lady dig another bathroom and built part of a house. Oh and dad you’ll be happy to hear that I learned how to do electrical here!! Summoned my inner dad and wired the crap out of that house. jajaja. The things you learn. Well and the Spanish yah I think I’ve almost made it. I understand everything. There’s always a word here and there that I don’t know but for the most part I got this stuff locked and loaded. Now I’ve gotta work with speaking! I’ve gotten a lot better though no worries. This week we are going to do some hardcore farm work. I’ve been begging to work in the chacras here cause I want to so bad! I’ll milk a couple cows this week and cultivate some arroz so what more could I want jajaja.
Nothing else happened I don’t think. jajaja I can’t remember. But some other random stuff that I’ve noticed here on the mission. I don’t have an outie belly button anymore. Don’t know what happened there but it got sucked up. I can now grow a half beard. Pretty crazy. I have to shave every 2 days so you know I’m moving up in this world. jajaja. I’m actually pretty decent at soccer. We play a ton here so it’s like I gotta get good. I don’t like being bad at things. jajaja. It is super cool here and I love it! We play a ton of soccer with the kids and they love me! I want to start teaching English classes to the kids here. I’ve been offering so maybe they sill start accepting soon. But yah that’s the week fam!!
Love ya! jajaja and hope all is good there. Drew that’s what I like to see way to kill it at the swim meet homie!!! Get it at state and then get into track homie!
Love ya guys
I like to see that every ones doing good back in the states. Good to hear Drew that you’ve set some sweet goals. Definitely stay on track and read everyday! It’s something I regret not being more prepared before I left. jajaja. It’s what ever. I’m still killing it now though! jaja. GOOD LUCK AT REGION AND STATE BRO! That’ll be sick and you gotta keep up the Simonsen legacy in track! Just keep working hard, love ya man. So did you guys get the packages?? I sent two so hopefully you got them both. I didn’t think the little nativity would survive but I tried. jaja Sorry for that. I finally got my card though so thats good!! Phew what a relief. It only took a month. I’ll be looking forward to the package! I always love getting packages.jaja They save my life!!!!
This week was a fun one. We spent the whole week getting to know the area and it’s pretty sweet! My area is freaking huge.. jajaja In a car it takes us 2 hours to go across. We have to walk everywhere or ride these mini van things around. It’s just pure farms and hills so it’s nuts and so much different than Arequipa. The people here are super humble and so it makes it a lot easier to open an area. We have found some pretty sweet people this week. I’m determined to work in one of the rice farms here for service and I’m going to milk some cows! Pretty stoked about that. Were also going fishing for shrimp but it’s illegal right now. jaja The season opens in March and one of the members said they will take us. HOLY BALLS this place is SOOOO HOT and there are SOOOO MANY MOSQUITOS! It’s terrible! jaja but we just keep working hard. I really do like my area though. Surprisingly our apartment is huge! Jajaj Like Giant! And we have a big fan so it’s all good but a super poor area. We helped a lady dig a hole for all of her crap 2 meters deep. My comps pretty cool too. We get along muy bien but he’s just a little lazy. jaja It’s to be expected so I just get him to work even when he doesn’t want to. I told him if I wanted to sit around and not do anything I would have stayed at home! jajaja. So he got the point that I’m here to work and not lazy. The new pens is alright but the food is not the best. I’ve been sick for the past couple of days and it’s tough. I’m tired of being sick. I’ve been drinking a ton of water and it’s filtered so that’s good.
Everyone have a fun week and keep working hard!
Love ya Boy,
What’s up familia!!!!
Well I’ve gotta break the news! This week my comp and I freaking went to town. We set 5 more baptisms for this month that’s coming and so we had 10 investigadores with a date BUT the president changed me... jaja soooo
Yah I’m not in Arequipa anymore! I got transferred out to a little town that is like 4 hours from Arequipa called Corire. I am just way tired. Last night some member’s from the ward came to say goodbye and so I was up until 3 am packing. It’s suuuuuper poor here and my area covers a ton of area but is super unpopulated? It looks super sweet though I think I’m going to love it. There is finally a ton of green and I’m in heaven. This is a new area that we are opening and it is FREAKING POOR! It is all tiny houses and farms. There are a ton of cows and mosquitos so I am thinking that I might be getting malaria but hoping not. I don’t know if there are any alpacas or llamas here jaja BUT a lot of cows so I’ll have to milk one of them and ride one cause why not.jajaja I’ve just gotta find some milk that won’t poison me! It’s awesome here! I literally just got here though so I don’t have much to say about it yet. Oh and all my pictures got deleted. I am so bummed about it.
My comp is Elder Romero from Lima. He’s from my group and is super cool. We get along so all is good. It’s crazy cause we’re opening this area which is actually opening up a city. So it’ll be pretty sweet and now I have someone to keep teaching me Spanish!!! I’m down with that!jajaja Today we are going to go around and get to know the area. There is a chapel here but the ward only has about 30 to 40 members. I’ve been told that I’m going to be eating a lot of shrimp and rice here. It’s not coconut shrimp but nothings as good as in the states. Next week for p-day we decided we are going to fish for shrimp cause why not. I weighed myself again before I left and I was 147!!! I’m all good so no worries. I just got a little sick. I don’t know if I’ll put the weight back on here though. It is a super humble area. I wanted to come to a place like this though so it’s SWEET!
Love you guys and thanks for all the Jazz updates!!! AND Keep having fun without me! jajaja
WOOOHOOO. . . looks like a fun week for the fam!! Dad, glad the birthday was all good but wow bro you’ve got like 100 years or something like that? Jaja bromas. Looking good! I’m not going to lie, I think I started to cry when I saw all the pics of you guys snowboarding and of all the snow AND when I read that you guys saw the new Star Wars movie... AND when I read that the Jazz are 4th in the West! PUCHA! I’m so upset! jajajaja. So many things I’d kill to do but I can’t. Tough luck with the leg Drew but don’t be a pansy and get back out there. I have videos of me high jumping and honestly, I think I’m the most homesick when I see those. I miss it so much. Bro you’ve got potential to be a state champ so work hard man. NO TE DAS POR VENCIDO. Also, you look like a tool in every pic you take. jaja I’m pretty sure you’re flexing in every single one. jajaja. I dig the interview shirt that’s the freaking best. Pero! This week went by way fast. Even though NOTHING happened. jaja
Literally, nothing has gone on in my area for 2 weeks. We lost a lot of investigadores this week and the week past because the people don’t want to give up drinking. I’m pretty sure that’s the Peruvians favorite sport. jaja. We definitely need a bigger area though. My comp and I have knocked every single door like 4 times. We don’t have a ton of investigadores right now so all we do is contact to find more. Our presidente de la mision told us that we don’t have permission to visit the menos activos of the ward. So all we do when we don’t have a cita is knock doors and contact the streets. We got so desperate this week that we were going to start riding buses to different places so that we could contact all the people on the bus. jajaja. Yahhhh! but I love my comp and my area. We’ve been working hard and Me llevo bien con mi compañero. He’s a stud. Our ward is super chill too. They help us a lot but never give us any referencias so it just makes it a little bit harder to find more. So it was a slow week but it went by super fast. It doesn’t make a ton of sense to me. jaja. My comp has been pretty sick too. I think he’s got a stomach infection like I had because I think he spends more time on the toilet than off. jaja. Poor kid but he’ll be fine... I hope.
I’m not gonna lie. This month was so hard for me. I wanted to be back home with the familia doing all the Christmas stuff and such. Last night I was pretty bummed out. Some guy told me that I was no good and that I was an antichrist. jaja I don’t know how I am. He just kept saying stuff like that and how the things we preach are false. He told me I only came here to brag about my life in the US and that everyone here suffers while the people in the states live big. I wanted to hit him so bad. jajajaja but it made me realize two things. ONE: I hate drunk people. I will never drink. I have no tolerance for people like that. They suck! jaja So many people here drink. And TWO: I made the decision to come to Peru to preach something true. I honestly can say that before the mission I didn’t have a very strong testimony of this Evangelio but it has grown so much. I can’t imagine a life without it. The fags here just don’t understand it yet and that’s why I’ve come here to teach them so that they can experience it like I have.
Today for p-day we are just going to go visit some people in my old ward because I feel like I may get transferred out of Arequipa this change. It might be the only time I get to visit. I really love my area but am kind of ready for a change. We need a more people to find. We are also going bowling with our district so that should be fun. Next week a dude from our ward is taking us to a place called Chiguata. It should be pretty cool.
LOVE ya familia and keep killing it and enjoy the week.
YA Boy Hunt