Monday, March 13, 2017

Week 79 - "No Parasites" Mar 3 - Mar 10 (Primavera)

Jonah has been working a lot and planning for and teaching at Zone Conferences (training sessions for missionaries).  Currently their Pension is just cooking them lunch, he says that they cook their own breakfast and dinner.  He says that they sometimes cook Tortellini or Ravioli with tomato sauce, cheese and bacon (not from a can - haha).  They have a clothes washing service too but there are always socks that seem to go missing so - send him some socks.

There was an Elder Peterson who got robbed but I'm fine, we live in possibly the nicest place of all of Trujillo. Maybe there's a couple other spots, but basically the richest part. And our water is treated and we have an extra water filter. When I was in Casa Grande, now that's a different story haha, several missionaries have come back from Casa Grande with parasites, but I didn't so that's cool! I've got a good immune system :)

It's been a great week! So we had zone conferences, which is a conference with multiple zones, Mission President, his wife, and the Assistants. So, like I had mentioned, we saw almost all of the missionaries. You might've seen Sis. Marble's pictures, but maybe not yet, but she'll get them up soon. So we had that here in Trujillo by the plaza de armas where I used to go to church when I was in Central on Tuesday we were with Casa Grande and Guadalupe On Wednesday, we were with Central, Primavera, and Porvenir. And Thursday, we were with Central and Este. (those are all the zones' names besides Cajamarca by the way). We gave an hour long training during that conference about ''teach people, not lessons'', and it was super cool and we learned a lot about listening, focusing on needs, and loving people. President spoke a lot, also his wife, and then we gave a review of a bunch of different past conferences. Then we ate lunch and returned to the normal proselyting day, and that's what we did Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, right in a row, so that's why it was a little crazy. Also this week, we had a cool experience. So we were teaching this guy named Martin, he's a bouncer at some night club, and he drinks and smokes. He's been going through some really tough things in his life, and then just about 2 weeks ago, his mom passed away. He's been really confused about life, and really mad at God for what he is living. Anyway, we were teaching him, and we felt prompted to ask him if he wanted to feel ''whole'' instead of ''empty'' and he said that after his mom died, he wasn't sure that anything could fill the hole that he has. So then we remembered a scripture that we had just read, that talked about the nefites being made whole through baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, and after we shared it, he sat there thinking for a long while. After this long pause, he turned to us and said ''I think I know what God wants me to do'', and followed it with a question ''What do I need to do to get ready for baptism?''. It was a really cool experience, and we're really excited to work with him more so that he can overcome his addictions and be made whole through the Spirit. We are now trying to help him maintain his excitement and help him not to forget where he is headed.

Elder Nunez, Elder Bentley (one of the Senior Couple Missionaries) and Jonah - same ties

Office Time

Selfie Smile

Not sure what they are fishing for

MPTN - Mision Peru Trujillo Norte


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