CAMBIOS DE EMERGENCIA!
Everything was normal this week up until Wednesday. That night, the assistants called to inform me of emergency transfers. I would be moving from Nueva Era, Las Flores, to Pescadores 2, La Libertad, almost on the other end of the mission. I would also be finishing the training of an elder with four weeks in the mission. I waved goodbye to the best four weeks of my mission (in trio) and my favorite comp (Elder Huntington). I´m not sure why there was an emergency transfer, but there were three or four companionships in the mix, and obviously the trio is the most vulnerable in those situations. Continue reading
Friday, July 7, 2017. I hope to recount the week as best as memory permits. Tuesday we had a multizone conference with Condevilla and Callao. We woke up at 6:00; we took the train from Estación Caja de Agua at 7:30 to get to the Magdalena stake center, arriving at 8:40; we had training until about 4:30; and we got back home at about 6:00. I guess you could say that was our second P-Day. The conference was centered on more effective application of the finding principles found in Chapter 9 of Preach My Gospel. I found it thoroughly instructive. Continue reading
We went up the hill for real this week! It´s not as fun as you think, although the view´s always great. Well, this week went way better than our first. We found three times as many new investigators, and our contacting has gone much better. We´re also striving to work a little more efficiently with our time. Being more obedient and diligent hasn´t been easy, but we´ve definitely seen miracles this week.
Well, to kick things off, the bus that took us through changes pretty cool. It was kind of like a fancy tour bus, and it took us to the stake center of almost every zone in the mission (minus Limatambo and Magdalena, where it started). I got to see a lot of my old companions. I ended up in Las Flores: the poorest zone in the mission. ¿Chévere, no? It´s definitely a big change from Maranga. I´ll be sure to send you a photo of the sector… and of the trio! Continue reading
This last week we didn´t really have P-Day because our temple trip was Wednesday. Our only new investigators for the week were a cool single-parent family. The mom´s brother—and basically her best friend—passed away recently, and she has passed through some tough times. We taught them the Plan of Salvation, and it seems like she took a lot of comfort from it. Continue reading
Huh. Turns out writing in my journal and bringing it with me when I go to the internet actually helps a lot.
Last Monday we went as Maranga zone to La Punta, Callao! The sea smell and roaring waves were as authentic as it gets. La Punta is very different from the rest of Callao. La Punta is a pice of Callao that juts out from the mainland (that´s why it´s called ¨the point¨), and it´s a pretty rich, tourist-friendly area. Compare to the rest of Callao, which, though not altogether ugly, is more dangerous because of the drug trafficking and gang violence. Interesting, no? Continue reading
What´s up, guys! This week was a little slow, but I´m feeling way more concentrated and level-headed about my approach to the work. So this week we found one new investigator who´s name is Jose. Continue reading
Hey guys! Elder Woodward here. This week was great! Last Sunday this guy named André came to church. He´s 22, and his girlfriend is a member. We´ve taught him a few times, and he´s super excited to get baptized (with or without his girlfriend, if that´s what you´re thinking). He´s motivated by the opportunity he has to have personal experiences with God and with the teachings of the Church. I would say there isn´t a better motivation out there to get baptized! Continue reading
Alright, so first things first, I´m still in Elio! My guess is I get transferred next change. I really like Elio, so I´m glad I stayed. This week I started working with my new companion! His name is Elder Sanhueza. He kinda reminds me of Brandon, so he´s pretty cool. We get along well. Continue reading