Hey what’s up!
Well I didn’t get a transfer so I’ll be here for the least 6 more weeks! I talked to Pres about it and I told him that I solved things and am working things out and that I could work in the area still. He said if it starts back up again though he’ll change me. I don’t really want to leave cause the presidente of the branch is awesome and training me to get huge. jajaja Hey, I guess the Pres just needs some help here so I’m happy to help. jaja I’m working on that positive attitude. The people have actually been getting a lot better. I love a lot of the members. There’s still some that really wanna get in my face but I just ignore them. I’ve become so patient you guys have no idea. jajaja Well, I haven’t gotten my package yet and I don’t know when I’ll get it. I talked to my buddy in the office and he said that he sent it to me like 3 weeks ago. jajajaja Soooooo I don’t know where it’s at. I’ll check again today to make sure. Thanks for sending another one. jaja Maybe I’ll get that one before of the other one arrives here. Sounds like you guys are having fun though! Freak, like 50 inches of snow at basin??? That’s incredible I miss snowboarding! I miss the cold so much! You can come spend time here. It’s always 1000 degrees and 100% chance of catching malaria! jaja There are a ton of mosquitos here. I finally got a fan and some bug spray. All’s good though!
This week was a lot better. A LOT BETTER!!! We had a conferencia de misión this past Friday and every single misionero from the mision was there. It was so nice to see all my homies. jaja It made it so nice and a good change. The dude that spoke was so freaking sweet. Can’t remember his name to be honest jaja but he talked a lot about the temple that’s going to be built. He’s a cool guy. I gotta see my 2 best friends in the mision! ELDER HEATH is the one on the left and ELDER HILDEBRANDT is on the right with the bear pillow jaja. Heath just finished his mision so that sucks a ton. When I was in Arequipa I always left to play ball with him and Hildebrant. It was so fun. Hilde has like 3 months left in the mish so I don’t know what I’ll do when he leaves. They’re awesome! Hildebrandt is coming back after the mision though and he’s going to come find me. jaja. SO that will be sweet!
This week was cool though with la obra! Our investigadores started assisting to church this week, the ones that are going to get baptized in Marzo. So it was sweet! Until after church when we found them leaving a bar wasted as nuts! jajajaja. So we gotta teach them la palabra de sabiduría. We have a lesson with them tomorrow so we’ll make sure to teach that. jaja They’re good people and I think they’ll change for sure. They just don’t know yet that it’s un mandamiento de Dios! They live in a smaller village outside of Corire where I live. It’s called Villa Eléctrica. You’ll never be able to find the cities on google. The only one that you can find is Corire. All the others are literally dirt holes. No one has electricity in their homes. Its nuts! I’ll take a picture of the place where our investigadores that are going to get baptized live. You’ll understand what I mean. We have a chapel in Corire and it’s pretty cool. We always play futbol there with the members and just hang out with the people there. It’s definitely the nicest building in our area. jaja
I gave a talk in the church yesterday so it was good! I freaking spoke pure doctrina. I decided to talk about the importancia de la oración. It was good if I say so myself. jaja. We don’t really know what we’re going to be doing today and don’t have anything planned. I think we'll just relax.
Last week I decided to go on a hardcore diet with the President of the branch. He’s the coolest guy ever! jaja and he loves ejercicio and basketball so we play sometimes with a pelota de fútbol. So, this last week we started going nuts with the verduras and frutas. I already was just trying to eating healthy. Every morning we wake up at 4 am to workout. Every other day we go running and the other days he just kills us with the pushups and pullups. Just a little of everything! I’m getting closer to doing the splits! That’s cool right? So little by little. Some other fun news - jaja I started sleeping on the ground. It hurts my back to sleep in the bed. I like the concrete ground more. I have had one hot shower in 7 months, not going to lie I miss a nice hot shower. jaja. So I was playing ball with the president Saturday and he loves that I can jump high. jaja. I was throwing down some hammers and reverses. It’s sweet! I’ll get some videos for the next week!
Love you guys! Keep having fun and enjoying Utah. It’s a lot better than Peru that’s for sure. jajaja.
Su peruano, HUNT
Hey Whats up fam!!
Freak, Sound like you guys had a fun week. DREW gotta get the leg better man! jaja Stretch a ton! It really will help. Sounds like you did great at Simplot. I miss track so much! I love stretching, it’s the best. I’m super close to getting the splits! He puesto esa meta y voy a hacer todo posible para cumplirlo! I’m not going to lie though dude jajaja that pic of you and the track kids was so funny! jajaja I was dying man! And yah bro you finally saw my name in the cage! It’s sweet man! Keep working hard in track!
Nope, I didn’t get my package yet. I may get it this week. We have a huge conference in Arequipa on Friday for all the missionaries. So that should be fun. I should also find out Thursday what’s going on with our area.
Well, this week we didn’t really do much. We’ve just been doing the same thing everyday. Walking, contacting, working, jaja and not doing much else. Mission life, right?! We went and worked on a farm with one of the members. He’s honestly one of the coolest people ever! His name is Hermano Vegil. He’s a stud and I really love that guy! He’s a member of the branch. I’m teaching him English right now. He knows a lot cause the elders from the US always teach him. He’s the guy in the picture and his house is behind him. jaja The majority of the people we teach don’t have lights. It’s so crazy. We teach lessons in the dark and with flashlights! Good thing dad sent me with some good ones!We helped him pick fruit and what ever else he needed us to do. He let us take a bunch of mangos to our house to eat. So that was sweet! I eat so much fruit here! It’s crazy! I eat like 20 bananas, 10 mangos, and 10 apples every 2-3 days. I wasn’t buying a bunch of vegetables but I started doing that this week. I bought a stick of Brocolli jaja and some carrots to eat so it was good. Oh, how I miss the food of the states though.
So good news for the area, we have a couple people here that want to get baptized. There should be like 7 bautismos this next month or something like that. jaja Only a few right??? So we really have been working hard and trying to connect with the people. They’re all neighbors and always listen to us when we come to visit their area. jaja. None of them have ever heard about the church before. The misioneros have never gone to where they live so we were the first! So cool! It’s pretty crazy. Half of them don’t speak Spanish very well. They speak a language called quechua which is nuts! I’m starting to learn a little bit of it so I can kind of teach a lesson to them. My comp doesn’t know the language either so were just learning it together right now too. They understand us but they sound like me when they try to reply in Spanish.jaja It’s kind of funny. I was just thinking of this scene from Big Bang theory when Raj’s date is deaf and he needs Howard to translate for him!jajaja I love that show!
As I had said before, I really love this area, it’s just the pressure that I am getting here from the other elders. It’s mainly the elders here in the district that keep asking me for money, mostly my district leader, and I don’t know why. When I say no then they try to make me feel bad and it’s just a lot to handle. The ward ledir misional was one of the people talking bad about me too. I got on his case and gave it to him good. I told him if he’s got problems with me he can speak to me and not to the other people of the ward. I just don’t know if I can do another change here. I told the president that I would like a change but if he needed me to stay here I would. I really hope he changes me though even though I would miss out on seeing our new investigators progress. So, I think I’ve solved that problem. jaja. They were 2 main guys causing the problem in the area and I think they’re switching the DL. ESPERO que el tenga cambio. My comps a stud though. jaja We don’t have any money left for the month, the office forgot to send it to us last Monday, so I always have to pay for things cause he doesn’t have money. Makes it hard but it is what it is. jaja.
Today we are going to see some waterfalls or something like that and if I am still here next week we are going shrimp fishing cause the season starts then. I think I might take my comp out for lunch. There isn’t really anything here, just local places that serve chicken but I want to find a place that serves shrimp cause it’s freaking good here!
Love you guys and have a good week!
HEY what’s up fam!
Looks like you guys had a fun week! jaja Dad you always have a new toy bro! jaja Glad you finally got your Treager, how is it? I’d kill for some good food from home. I’m pretty sure I have tape worms or some sort parásito. What ever it is who knows! jaja So yah, I miss clean food that doesn’t give me parásitos. So, the snows already gone? What’s up with that? Freaking cambio climático! That’s all good though it’s only February and it will come again. Pucha – How’s the walking dead this season? Some nut was watching it here and I heard the theme song and it made me a little sad jaja. You know the little things get you down! jajaja
So, I just found out that Landon’s getting married. What!? Why didn’t anyone tell me or did I just miss it? jaja When is that going down? Congrats to you Big Guy! Way to go Drew at state! That’s what I like to see. Swimming’s done now get after it in track now homie.
This week was pretty crappy to be completely honest. jaja It was a rough week not going to lie. We had a bautismo yesterday so that was cool and he is a really great kid. We found some cool investigadores that should be pretty good. We have been working really hard and are teaching about 15 different people. It is just so hard because they can’t commit to go to church. They work everyday on their farms and start working at about 4 am. But there are so many problems here in this area. I now know why it was closed. The branch is super ungrateful for everything and there are very few cool members in our branch. There are about 6 members here that hate me for some reason and I don’t know why. They have no reason to except that I am a rich American, they think. jaja They talk a lot of crap about me that isn’t true and say I’m a terrible person because I don’t lend them money. I don’t know why they would expect me to lend them money. They’ve smoked something way too strong. I’m not sure who is saying that but my buddy in the branch is telling me that there are rumors about me going on. I’m struggling with these members. My district leader got on my case for being from the states. Saying things like - I am perfect because I’m from the states and the latinos can’t be perfect like me. He is always asking me for money also because I’m from the states and then gets on my case when I tell him no and says that I’ve got more money than him. The dudes like 3 feet tall and 400 pounds - I was about ready to drop him. I am pretty sure he is the one starting the rumors about me. jaja. He’s just jealous because our area is having success and his isn’t. We make him look bad and he doesn’t like it. It just take some hard work and that's what he can't figure out. My comp helped me out and defended me a little but I don’t know. The DL was his comp from the CCM soooo it’s like who knows. I am going to email the Pres and let him know what’s going on. I just don’t know if I can last another transfer with these people. It is really tough when I am here to serve.
This morning I woke up at 4:30 to help a lady bag concrete for 2 hours. She was super grateful that I was willing to help her out. They are a family in the branch and one of the only cool ones here. So, I mean there are good people in this branch too just not many. Wow, there are some bad ones here. The non-members in this area are really good people and grateful for all of our help. They are so much better than the members. It should be the opposite, right?! The members of the branch need to take a lesson from the non-members. I LOVE the non-members here! I honestly would do anything for them. They work so hard and are super grateful for any help that we can give them. That is why I'm here and I know it. So yah, rough week not going to lie.jajaja I’m just hoping that this week is better. Today we will probably go and see the Spanish Castle just outside the village. Last week I rode a dinosaur! jajaja
There wasn’t a lot of good that happened this week. I just keep remembering what Parker told me before I left. That there is never a bad day in the mission, it’s what you make of it. It has always been on my mind but I don’t know how Parker put up with crap like this some times. It hit me yesterday really hard and I was so ready to call the president and ask for a change because these things have been going on since I got here and I have just tried to ignore them and make the best of it. Yesterday afternoon, while my comp was sleeping I read all the notes from everyone that wrote me before I left and it made me feel better and that "I can do HARD things"! Really they answered my prayers. They say when times get tough turn to God. It’s what I did and I can see he’s here helping me out. Just gotta last 2 more weeks and then hopefully I have a change or stuff gets better here.
Love you guys and have a good week!
Looks like you guys had a fun week! jaja and Super Bowl looked insane!! jaja The one year that it’s actually good and I missed it. jaja So Drew, you’re killin’ it like I knew you would! That’s what I like to see. Finish swimming off strong and get out to the track where real men are born. I’ll be doing some spring cleaning here too! jaja No worries, I’m not missing out on the chores! I'm doing plenty here. Oh yah and dad you’re not going to find my village on the weather app because it’s super out of the way and in the middle of nowhere. PRETTY CRAZY jaja! Estoy en el medio de ningún lugar!!!! jaja.
This week was pretty crazy! I freaking did so much service and it was great. I built another house but it got dark early and so I couldn’t take a pic but hey it’s all good! jaja I’m going to build another one this week or the next! We’ve been doing a lot of service to help the people out with their work and get to know them. We have found a lot of good investigadores this week that are super humble and really want to learn so it’s awesome! I’ve gotta do some work in this area or the presidente is going to close this area again for good and possibly the branch. If we don’t find some people this change or at least people with dates he’ll close it so who knows. We’ll just have to wait and see. It should be interesting and changes are the end of this month. Cause like I said, everyone here is super old and there’s not a lot of young people! jaja We have like 10 investigadores in total but only 4 or 5 really solid ones. A lot of people don’t have time here to go to church because they’re all working in the farms. We have one baptism coming up but it’s because the baptism record got lost so he has to get baptized again. There isn’t a whole lot here so there’s no time to rest! jaja. The branch is super good to us. There are only about 30 or 40 people but the majority are super good! I LOVE this place. So hopefully I can find some more people to teach and can stay here for a while. I have to say I don’t want to be here for mothers day though or it will be impossible to find a place with good computers and a camera to skype! jajaja. But, I do like it here a lot and there are so many good and humble people.
This week was good. The back and neck are still a little sore this week cause I did a lot of service jaja but I’ve gotta do it or it doesn’t get done right! DAD MENTALIDAD! It’s all good and I just keep moving forward not worrying about that stuff. I have to forget about myself for two years so that others can have a better life. That’s what this gospel is all about right? But a funny thing happened this week jaja. We were contacting and knocking puertas here and we knocked the house of a couple prostitutas. jajaja Hay muchas putarias acá! jajaja I guess that my area is like whore central and a ton of prostitutas live here. I feel like we’ll be invited to a lot of houses here don’t you think? jajaja Don’t worry we were outta there!jajaja
Today we are going to go and see some dinosaur fossils I think. There is also and old Spanish castle here that is about an hour away so I think we’ll go and see that too! This week we are starting to teach English class so we’ll see how it goes. Tuesday I am going to go help on a dairy farm and milk some cows and such! THE GOOD LIFE BABY! Should be pretty sick! Maybe I’ll get to have some real milk. I did have some shrimp and it’s sooooo good and they are HUGE! If we’re still here in March we are going shrimp fishing in the river cause that’s when the season starts. Last week we went to a huge bridge there.
Well that’s the week fam! Not much else happened! Can’t believe it, it’s pretty crazy I have 6 months in the mish! WHAT?!