Monday, April 20, 2015

Bautismo of Christina and Arturo!

Hola Familia Y Amigos! 

This week was absolutely fantastic, and jam-packed! So many things happened! The highlight of the week was the baptism of our Investigator Christina, and her son Arturo. Remember the cool lady from Cusco? Well she and her son were baptized, and they are SUPER happy now. We have seen a huge change in her life, and now she is just so much happy, and feels a lot more peace in her life. So that was a really cool experience for us. 

We also found a cool girl to teach that came to our English class. We set up an appointment, and went to visit her, and she is AWESOME. She already has a triple combination that her friend gave her, and is already in 2nd Nephi. We are excited to see what happens with her. There are a handful of other people we are teaching that we are excited about as well. Apart from that, we have a baptismal date of a young man for the 9th of May. 

     On another note, we find out about transfers today and are excited to hear what happens. The Quechua (Native language spoken in the Andes region of South America)  is coming along great. I am now able to have a conversation to meet somebody, and teach a missionary lesson in Quechua. I also know how to give insults, but hopefully I’ll never have to do that. And so, I now speak the Language of the Incas. hahaha.

I did two work visits with Elders that are finishing their missions this week. We had a good time, and they taught me a LOT! Oh and just an FYI Maracuyá means Passion Fruit. I kinda just barely learned that. So almost everyday for 8 months I have been drinking passion fruit juice, and it is DELICIOUS.

We made another soccer jersey as a Zone. I sent pics, it’s pretty cool. It’s the Bayern-Munich team polo, and I sent some photos, it’s pretty cool.

   Well sorry, this letter was super random. But, the work of the Lord is going just great here in Lima Peru`. I have been working hard, and for that the Lord has blessed us with so many neat people to teach, and baptize. I know with all my heart that the church is true. I know that the Savior has a hand in everything that we do, and I know that when we accept Jesus Christ in our lives, we are going to see miracles. I hope you all have a fantastic week.  Love you all so much.

Con Mucho Amor,
 Elder Reschke

P.S. Runasimita Rimankichu? That´s Quechua for, "Do you speak Quechua?”

Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:

Did you get any mail this week?
Yes!  I got McKenna’s Christmas package that she sent in December.  It had some fun stuff in it!  Hurray for Christmas in April:).  I also got your package and letters from Vanessa.  I am extra excited for the Girl Scout Cookies.

Do you ever need a coat in Lima Peru`?
Just a sweater to go out when Winter comes, nada mas (no more).
And maybe a hoodie to play soccer in the mornings.  It gets a tad bit crispy at night and in the morning, but it’s not bad.  Winter is coming, and so it is getting more humid and cooler at night.  Nothing here dries….like towels for example, cause it’s so humid that you hang things up and it takes forever to dry.

Good food for the week?
The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Hna Erickson gave me after room inspections.

Good news?
I like avocado now!  I never liked it before the mission, but now I love it because they eat it a lot.  Avocado with salt sprinkled on top is delicious.  Here in Peru` it’s called palta.

Favorite Scripture of the week?
Mosiah 18:14-16: 
 14 And after Alma had said these words, both Alma and Helam were buried in the water; and they arose and came forth out of the water rejoicing, being filled with the Spirit.
 15 And again, Alma took another, and went forth a second time into the water, and baptized him according to the first, only he did not bury himself again in the water.
 16 And after this manner he did baptize every one that went forth to the place of Mormon; and they were in number about two hundred and four souls; yea, and they were baptized in the waters of Mormon, and were filled with the grace of God.
(Kind of cool scripture, but any idea why he was buried in water also?)

Comas Zone:
                                                          P. Day with Elder Melgar:
                                                                  Elder's on P. Day:
                                    Elder Reschke's old companion and trainer, Elder Martinez:
                                                                        A bus in Comas:
                                Favorite food of the week, Reese's Peanut Butter cups
                                            from Hna Erickson after room inspection:
                                                             A birthday celebration:
                                  Christmas package arrived this week from McKenna
                                               (almost 5 months after she sent it!):
                                                                   Christmas in April:
                                                       Peruvian family with Elder Reschke:
                                                               Elder Reschke's gone Peruvian:

                                                                         The field:
                                                        Elder Lee and Elder Reschke.
                                  "Elder Lee from Logan is a way awesome missionary.
                       He is a great example to me and he is going to do great things with his life."

                                                           Comas Zone Soccer Team:
                                                              New soccer jersey.
                                                No me obliguen  (Do not force me.)

                                                                         New jersey:

                                                       Elder Melgar and Elder Reschke:
                                                   Elder Clawson from my CCM group:
                                                                         Our District:
                                                            Girl Scot cookies from home:
                                                                      Peruvian Jake:


  1. What does No me obliguen mean on the back of your jersey? I'm glad you have realized how amazing avacado is. Andy said he could have walked Mckenna's Christmas package to you faster than the mail.