Monday, May 4, 2015

Perros Peruanos. (Peruvian Dogs.)

¿Que Tal Familia Y Amigos? 

This week has been a solid one for us here in Comas. On Tuesday we had a Zone meeting, and I gave a good training on the missionary objective. On Wednesday, we did a way neat service project, WAY high up in the hills. Just about the highest house up, and we moved a bunch of dirt and rocks again:) haha.

Elder Hilario and I have been working VERY hard, teaching a TON of lessons, and contacting lots of people. Our Investigator Isabel is progressing really well, and is excited for her baptism on the 16th. Teaching her has been a great experience.

In all my time here, we have seen this certain cerro (hill), and we really felt the Spirit, and so this week we decided to climb up there and proselyte. It is quite the journey to get up there, you have to climb up a rocky hillside, cut through this nice elderly lady´s property, and then traverse along this rocky mountain on a trail that they have cut out of the stone. But the people up there are GOLDEN. I’m tellin ya, someday they are going to build a temple on this cerro. The people are super nice and they all opened up their doors and listen to us, and two of them came to church with us on Sunday, and then one of them accepted an invitation to be baptized in May after teaching only one lesson. I am WAY excited to work up there! 

We have been going running almost every morning, which has been awesome.

I decided I am going to make a new 2016 calender: The Peruvian Dogs. haha. We already got photos for January and February. They are pretty ugly, but they just need some loving:) haha.

  Well, the big spiritual experience of the week was when we were teaching a family that lives up on the golden hill, about the Restoration of the Gospel. The Spirit was way strong, and the Hermana told us that never before in her life has she heard that story, but she feels something, something that says it could be true. The Spirit was way strong and we are excited to return to teach her. 

I am so happy for the opportunity I have to share the Gospel with the world. Every day is just getting better and better. I hope you all have an amazing week and I love you so much. 

Con Mucho Amor,
Elder Reschke

P.S. We found this scary mummified animal stuck in the fence outside somebody’s house. We later found out that it is some creature from the jungle. Nevertheless, I think I might have nightmares for weeks, and you will too after you see the picture I took!

Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:

Are you getting a tan?
I am getting a tad bit suntanned, but not bad.

How are things with your new companion?
The companion is awesome.  We are a dynamic duo, and we are way good friends and working way hard.  We talk about random stuff.  Usually you don’t see that kind of unity between comps!  

Does he speak English?
He doesn’t speak English.  Just a few things like, he can say a prayer and stuff but that’s about it.  

What are some of the different fruits you have had?
This morning at the market I bought pacay fruit.  I haven’t eaten it yet, so I can’t give the report on it quite yet.  I have also eaten carambola, (star fruit) granadilla, maracuya` (passion fruit) , cocona, (tropical fruit that is a berry.  It comes in red, orange and yellow.  It has a similar appearance to tomatoes.  It tastes like a combination of tomatoes and lemons.) bananas, pineapple, sugarcane, avocado, apples, mangos, papayas, grapes, and I feel like there are more I am forgetting.

What do you do for exercise in the morning?
I take advantage of having a companion that likes to go running.  He is a good runner, and we usually do a pretty solid big loop each day.  More and more we are running each day.

What will you do for P. Day today?
We are going to have lunch as a Zone, and then go play some "minute to win it" type games in the Stake Center.  Should be fun.

                                                                Peruvian dog:
                                                Service project up in the cerros (hills).
                                          Elder Reschke, Elder Langfoss, Elder Hilario:
                                                Service project up in the cerros:
                                                      Elder Reschke at service project:
                                                   Elder Reschke and Elder Langfoss:
                                                    Mummified animal that was on a fence:
                                                This animal is from the jungle.  What is it?
                                                                   Peruvian dog:
                                                               Palm tree in Peru`:
    This is where we live.  We live on the second floor in the house to the left of the orange gym.
                               We have a balcony, but the door is locked so we don't use it:
                                                     Street in front of where we live:
                                                           One of the streets in our area:
                                                                Up in the cerro:
                                                                The trial on the cerro:
                                                                   Hiking up the cerro:
                                                               Sunset on the cerro:
                                             The cerro has a special spirit about it:


  1. You finally found a chupacabra! Good thing it was already dead!

  2. Awesome post! Yep that dog picture will give me nightmares!