So this week was absolutely amazing! I am learning to grow and
improve and my training is now finished which means changes!
I am so happy that I get to stay in Chao for at least one more change.
Elder Volquez and I are together and Elder Anderson is getting a new companion
but were all still in Chao!
Christmas in the mission is absolutely amazing! We get to talk to
everyone we know about our savior Jesus Christ. We get to talk and focus and
only think about him which is just so amazing! The main point of Christmas
is to remember our Savior Jesus Christ and his suffering atonement. I encourage
you all to watch the new Mormon messages about our Savior. They're so
We sang a lot this week. We sang twice in a place called Viru, then we went
to Trujillo for a Devotional with our mission. We got to go to a yummy restaurant and eat pollo a la brazo which is barbecue chicken. It is so
We didn't have a baptism this week but that's OK, we're planning it for this
week! Sebastion is awesome and I love him so much.
I hope you all had an amazing awesome Christmas!!!!!
Ok so basically before I start to day is my brothers birthday so
everyone write him and tell him Happy Birthday for me hahhaa!!!!! OK so now I
can start !
So this week was basically crazy. People down here celebrate Christmas very
First and for most I am now in a trio with Elder Volquez and Elder Anderson
my District Leader. His companion got called to be an office Elder so now I am
in a trio for like one week until changes. I love them both so much. I
am going to miss them!
W didn't have much proselyting this week because we have been preparing
for our Christmas concert in Viru. We still got to work but we definitely had a
lot of singing practice hahaha!!!!!
There were other performances during the concert as well. Weird
performances. Like a clown with Santa clause and these woman in 3 year old elf
costumes dancing together. That was crazy. I sang in a quartet with my
companions and one other elder. We sang the little drummer boy in Spanish. There
was a guy watching us the whole time yelling praise the lord. We were a little
We have our baptism planned this week of Sebastion! He is amazing and
has such a strong and powerful testimony about the Book of Mormon. He wants to
serve a mission!!!!
Well hello there all of you in Utah! I hope all is well and you are all
happy and healthy. This week I have felt so healthy and so good! It is
So I am in my 11th week of training. This week i have to take control of
all the lesssons and discussions we have with people wish me luck
We have an official date set for baptism! His name is Sebastion. He is so good. He is reading the Book of Mormon everyday and has a strong
testimony about the book, about Joseph Smith and about everything. His baptism
is set for The 26th of December. We as his missionaries need to help him be
as prepared as he can be for this amazing oppurtunity. I am so happy and so
excited for him. When I asked him to be baptized, I felt the spirit so strongly,
I felt so much love for him and I almost started crying and losing it hahaha!
I am so happy and proud and excited for him!
This week we have been practicing a lot because this weekend the 19th my
district leader and I have the opportunity to sing in Trujillo and we have the
opportunity to sing in a quaurtet for our Zone concert in Viru. We also have
a talent show for missionary night with our branch. So this week is full of all
sorts of music which I LOVE HAHAHA!!!!
I love you all. Remember to read the Book of Mormon everyday. We have such
a gift to read every day and ponder and pray about what we read. I love you all
and I hope all is well!
Well hello there people that I love and care for so much! This week has been absolutely amazing and so fun.
I got to be interviewed by President Rios. I gave him 2 hugs!
hahah! I love hugs. He is so amazing and I know he is called of God
to be the Mission President of The Peru Trujillo South mission. I love
him. I was also interviewed by his wife and she had me sing for her, and
now me and my district leader are singing a duet for the Christmas
Festival in Trujillo. I am really excited but we don't really know what
to sing. hahahha!
Also along with 3 other
missionaries we have the opportunity to sing a quartet in the Christmas
concert here in Viru!!!! I love singing. I love singing Christmas music
Everyone here says I am
getting skinnier! hahaha! Which I don't mind at all! My suit
pants pretty much fall of me now. I have to tighten my belt a lot
hahha! I still love soda though. Theres is now diet coke here so
when I drink soda, sprite or coke haha!
are so close with Sebastion. We had fast and testimony meeting and he
told us he wanted to bare his testimony. We will surely have a date set
for him this week. I love you all so so so much. Remember that with
our Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ, all is possible. I want you all to
look and read Psalms 37, It is all about waiting for the lord and
having faith in him. I love you all so so much !
So this week was absolutely amazing! I had the oppurtunity to travel to
Trujillo and listen to Elder Useda. He is a member of the 70 and is president of
South America Northwest. It was so awesome! I learned so much. I also
had the oppurtunity to Proselyte in Trujillo for the day which was nice. We
didnt get back from Trujillo to Chao until 11 at night. I slept a little on
the bus hahahaa!!!!
Elder Useda also traveled to our zone and spoke to all the members of the
district and our zone. Lilia went and so did our other progressing investigator
Sebastioan. They both said they liked his talk. President Rios and Hermana Rios
also came. I love them so much. It makes me so happy to see president.
The focus of these meetings was that President Useda made all the leaders of
the branches to pick up our investigators every sunday. So now we dont pick
investigators up for church, members do that now. President Useda and President Rios want
the members to be involved in la obra de misional. Without them, this work is
so much harder. The members bring such a light to the meetings. Also, our
leaders want us to only find new investigators through the members. We don't do
much contacting on the street! They really want these memebers to work
and help investigators progress.
We have another saved soul. Her name is Kiara. She is awesome. Her
whole family is less active so we're working with them a lot. Her mom is almost
rescued as well! Kiara is so awesome and has such a strong testimony. I was
so proud of her because she had an interview with the brach president even
though she didnt want to. She is awesome and is going to grow so much in the
I love you all so much! I hope you all help with the work of salvation
as well. We're all missionaries and need to help our brothers and sisters come
unto Christ. I love you all so so so much!
Well here I am in Peru!!!! I love you all so much and hope all is well.
This week has been great for me. I am learning so much everyday and growing
everyday. This week we got a new elder with the 4 including me and Elder
Volquez. His name is Elder Littlefield and he is awesome!!!!! We're all getting along great and loving every minute of our missions.
Elder Volquez and I now have an assignment for our Zone. Every reference received, has to be told to us. We have to know about every reference received
for the missionaries in our zone. We haven't started yet but it should be
interesting and fun.
The president of the area is speaking to us this week. His name is
President Useda. He spoke to me in the MTC. We're all so excited to here him
speak. We get to travel to Trujillo Wednesday where almost every missionary in
the mission will be there. He will speak to us and also Thursday he is coming to
our zone to speak to leaders and members. We think he wants our area to become a
stake. This is hard but doable with faith in our savior Jesus
This week we invited Hermano Sebastion to be baptized and he said yes!!!!
We planned for December 12 but have to push it back a week because he didn't
attend church. Were still going to work and help him prepare for this amazing
experience. The most awesome thing happened to me this week. We were teaching Lilia and i just almost started crying because I know she wants to be
baptized more than anything. This feeling of peace came over me letting me know
she will be baptized. I don't know when, but I know she will be. I was so
thankful for that experience. Every one please remember that the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church. I know this to be
true. Remember that The Savior Jesus Christ is at the head of this great and marvelous work!!! I love you !!!!
Well my first exchange in the field is officially over! That is
crazy might I just say. This change has been so amazing and I have
learned so much in these first 6 weeks as a missionary. So I love you all and I
hope all is well.
So this week I had a goal to only speak in Spanish the whole time as much
as I could. I did it. It was hard, but this goal made me realize that I speak
way more than I used to. I still spoke in English at times, but when I remembered, I really tried to speak in Spanish. I speak a lot, but now need to
learn how to understand everything hahaha!!!!!
We had a bad week with investigators and less actives at church. NO one
showed up. I was pretty bummed but got over it. hah! I just know this
church is true and I want them all to be a part of it.We will
definitely work harder to get them to church this week.
So I found out yesterday that just me and not my companion, only me, I get
to teach principles of the gospel class next Sunday. I am nervous! I know
it will be good though haha! I decided I will talk about the atonement
because that is what I know best.
So every one says I am getting skinnier. Elder Volquez turned to me today
and said you look skinnier. I definitely feel skinnier haha! I still drink
coca cola a lot but not Diet coke Jessica so it doesn't count
We had an activity on Friday called noche de juegos, game night. Only about
15 members showed up like an hour late! we played musical chairs and
it was so funny haha! I love the members so so so much. They are all so sweet
and kind. I love them. Most of them are willing to teach with us when we need as
well which is great.
I love you all so so so much. This work is so beautful and powerful. It is amazing to realize this is exactly where I NEED TO BE. I am so
thankful for the opportunity to serve. I love you all!!!! Remember with The
Lord, and faith in the Lord, all is possible!!!!