Que tal familia. Elder Woodward here with the latest. So this week was pretty amazing for Nueva Era. In church this Sunday we had the Primary presentation. There were only like 12 kids, but the chapel was full. As with any Primary presentation, it was super fun to watch. One of my companion´s converts was in the presentation as well. We ended up having 8 non-members attending, and a bunch of less-active members came as well. It makes me think that if we organize more “special” sacrament meetings, we can boost attendance for members, less-actives, and investigators. Continue reading
So I´m mostly recovered from the fever I got last week; I´ve just had to deal with an annoying cough. It looks like my germs finally caught up to my companion, because now he´s also sick with a sore throat. He´s been smart about it and took a bunch of pills, so he´s not as bad as I was. Continue reading
Sup family! Well, this week I honestly haven´t got much to say. Toward the middle of the week, I got a fever that lasted until last night. I´m guessing I´ll have some of the symptoms until at least Wednesday. So yeah, that kinda messed up some of our work plans. We´re not down about it, though. Continue reading
So this week we got to know the sector (and by sector, I mean all the people they visited in the hills while I wasn´t here) and almost all of the names we´ve got in our area book. It feels good to get things organized. Continue reading
If, in the month that I spent here, we didn´t visit the hill people enough, these last few days have definitely been payback. Up and down, up and down. My new companion, Elder Vasquez, and I both got here on Tuesday. Since we´re both sorta new to the sector, we´ve spent the week getting to know the hill folk the old missionaries taught. The good news is Elder Vasquez is a monster with the area book, so even though this first week was pretty slow, the coming week is loaded. Continue reading
What is up with it, fans.
Well, first things first, I got a package from home! That´s always fun. It would appear that now BOTH my companion and I are swimming in a Benjamin sea. Continue reading
Hey diddly doo, neighbors! So this week started off a little bumpy because I lost our cell phone on Monday. We´ve had to make calls on public phones and maintain contact with our leaders twice a day. It´s actually not a huge inconvenience; what worries me most is all the info that was saved on the old cell phone that we now have to replace. But whatevs. Continue reading
So last Monday we went as a zone to a museum in Jesús María. It had a ton of Paracas artifacts, miniatures of Inca strongholds and cities, and paintings of important figures and events in Peruvian history. My personal favorite was the replica of Simon Bolivar´s sword. Only one question: how would you like your remains displayed? (creds to those who got that reference) Continue reading
BAUTISMO PE CHOLITOS
We had an even better week! Susana got baptized (see blurry photo attached and wait for a better one), along with another investigator in the ward that our zone leaders taught. Tarapacá Ward is growing ever stronger. I´m confident that Susana will be a great member of the Church! Continue reading
So there´s all the pictures I should´ve sent like two months ago.
But what´s up, family! Elder Woodward here. We had a great week! Susana is excited for her baptismal date this Friday. She feels that this is the road God has chosen for her, even though she´s still a little unsure about having received an answer on Joseph Smith. It looks like we might have a noche blanca en La Libertad! But I´ll let you guys know if it happened or not. Continue reading