I hope all is well with you guys. My week here in Perú was absolutely fantastic. The highlight of the week was Saturday, because I was able to return to my old area, Progreso, to baptize my Investigators, William and Isabel. Remember them? Well now they are one step closer to being an Eternal Family. It was such a sweet experience to return and see all the old Ward members, they were excited to see me. And were all like, "Wow Elder Reschke, you have changed so much!" C-mon, I’ve only been gone for three weeks! But William and Isabel were sooooo happy to be baptized, their testimony afterwards was so powerful, and afterwards William came up to me and thanked me for everything. Being able to baptize them, was probably one of the most spiritual and amazing moments that I have had on my mission, and I am so grateful for the decision they have made to follow the Savior.
Moreover, I jumpstarted the very first Año Nuevo Ward English Class, which was a HUGE success. About 16 people mas o menos (more or less) came to the class, and they are all excited to learn English.
P-day was fun...we watched a Disney Movie and then went to Pizza Raul with the Zone, which was tasty like usual.
Sorry for the shortness of this email, but the Internet wasn’t working so I’m running out of time. I hope you all have an amazing week, and just remember how important it is to always follow the Savior in all that you do. There is no other way that you will find happiness in your life, unless you let Jesus Christ into your life.
Con Mucho Amor,
P. S. Saturday night at 2 a.m. a bunch of wild cats entered into our room through the ceiling and destroyed the place! They ate our food, left a little surprise on the couch, and then they got in a huge cat fight and they were screaming and growling and left big patches of hair all over the place. Ha ha that was our random moment of the week…
Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:
I know I always ask, but what is the weather like this week?
The weather is actually cooling down a little bit in the mornings and evenings which is nice.
Is your food different in your new area?
The food here is still a lot of traditional Peruvian plates, just more beef than we ate before.
What is your new room like?
The room is bigger than my other one. We have beds, and three couches and a big industrial sink to wash clothes and plates. It’s pretty sweet living above the Bishop, they always give us food and stuff which is nice. That is a perk living above the Bishop.
Does your companion speak English?
He actually speaks a lot more English than any of my other companions. But we still just talk in Spanish. It is easier that way.
What are you doing for P. Day this week?
We are going to eat at Chili’s! That will be fun.
How was it this week with the Baptism?
The baptism was just incredible They are so excited to be baptized.
Just an incredible week.
Are you looking forward to General Conference?
I am excited for Conference. We will probably watch it at theStake Center. And we get the General Priesthood session as well.
one of the most spiritual, amazing moments that that I have had on my mission."