So this week was pretty sweet! Things finally calmed down with the moving around and I had 3 baptisms!! Pretty crazy yah! They were all in my old ward but it was cool to be able to return to that area in order to baptize them. Wow, it was so crazy, one of the hermanas didn’t want to enter the water at all! I waited in the water for 2 hours for her to enter because she was so afraid of the water and the water was so cold. hahaha. I even had to go all the way under to show her it was ok. Their names are Leia, Stephania (SISTERS) and the other ones name is Elizabeth. It is really incredible what Leia did to turn her life around. She smoked, drank and anything bad that you can think of! She totally turned her life around para bautizarse! It was really incredible and shows that miracles happen. That family is one of my favorite families to visit in my old ward. It was such a cool experience though and something I will never forget. I have another baptism this week in the area that I’m in right now! His name is Armando and tambien he is a stud! He has also completely turned his life around as well and his testimonio is so strong. So you know my comp and I are just working hard here in Peru.
Other than that we really haven’t had much success with investigators this week. haha. It is really hard in this area to find investigators. No one here wants to talk with us. We knocked like 200 doors this week and were able to make 5 appointments and the people that we contact usually cancel anyway. We did find 1 really cool family of 11 so hopefully they pull through! We are working hard so that is what counts. My comp is a stud and is learning the language really fast. I can tell he wants to help me more with the lessons and with the people but right now it’s rough, I know how it is I was just there! haha Now I’m able to teach the lessons fully and answer most of the questions. I’ll be honest I use the scriptures a ton when I am teaching because I still can’t explain everything the way I want too. I understand about 90% of what people tell me so it’s cool to be able to communicate better. I have learned a ton about others and myself.
Yesterday was a rough day with the language. Some dude came up to me and started yelling in my face. Telling me to go back to my own country and stuff like that. He kept saying that gringos don’t belong here and all they do is come here to show off their money. IT TOOK EVERYTHING IN MY POWER NOT TO PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE. I wanted to so bad but I didn’t. I just tell them that we are missionaries and they can’t talk to me about that until they listen to our message. So, yeah, just dealing with these chollos here and it's horrible. There are a lot of people that don’t really want us here but I don’t know why because we are doing a ton of service. Most of the people I talk with are supper nice! I’m a nice guy what can I say!! hahaha.
Well that is it for this week! Hopefully everything is well back home. I miss and love you! YA BOY HUNTER
PS Ustedes no pueden engordarse mientras estoy en Arequipa jaja, HAGAN EJERCICIOS!