Monday, June 8, 2015

He's Gettin' Baptized!

Hola Familia Y Amigos! 

How´s everybody doin´? All is well here in Perú. Transfers were this week, AND...drumroll please...I´m staying in Comas with Elder Hilario! We are pretty excited, cause we’ve got some BIG plans for the area this transfer. 

It was kind of a strange week, because this man almost beat us with his walking stick! First he shouted at us to give him money, and we felt bad so we went and bought him a muffin. And when we caught up with him to give him his muffin he raised his stick like a baseball bat and kept on shouting. But I wasn’t scared because he was like seventy years old and 4 feet tall. 

     On another note, I ate chopped up Cow Lung the other day. They didn’t tell me what it was until after I ate it, but it was pretty good I guess. 

For P-Day, Tobias M.,  one of my best friends that I have made in Perú (from my other area) came to our area and bought us Chifa (Chinese food), and so it was really good to see him and catch up with him. 

This week we did the wedding papers for a family that are marrying this month. They are a way cool family with a bunch of kids, and I am sure they are going to get baptized. I have no idea how, but we did ALL the wedding papers in like two days. That’s gotta be a new world record. A lightbulb went off in our heads and we had the Bishop (who is a lawyer) type us up a legal paper which gave us the rights to collect and do wedding papers in the name of the family without them actually being there. That saved us a LOT of time and stress. The good news is, that the wedding is in Parque De Las Aguas, which is this way cool park with ton’s of fountains and they do a water light show kind of like Disneyland’s World of Color. Normally the missionaries can’t go to this park, but we have special permission to go and see the show because of the family that is marrying! I am excited for that.
Remember Manuel? The man who had his leg cut off 4 months ago? Well we have been visiting him, and now he has accepted the invitation to be baptized the 20th of June. Not exactly sure how we're gonna baptize him, but we´ll find solutions! haha. We got him a shirt and tie, and he got all dressed up and came to church with us on Sunday, so we are really excited that he has progressed so much. 

Yesterday in the chapel we contacted a man named Junior who came to church with his daughter on his own will. We taught him a lesson, and it turns out that he really wants to change his life and be baptized! He accepted the baptismal date, and he is totally ready to do everything possible to follow Christ and change his life. We felt the Spirit really strong when we taught him, and I am sure that he is going to progress really nicely. 

That is about all that is new for us here in Comas, but we are working very hard and seeing lots of success. I would have to say that Elder Hilario and I are the happiest companionship in the mission. We work hard, and I don’t think that the mission can get better than this. We are really excited for the families that we have found recently, and I just know that they are going to be eternal families one day.

  Well, hope you all have a fantastic week, and keep me posted on all the exciting stuff that happens. 

Love y’all so much, 

Love Elder Reschke

P.S. Elder Aoki and Elder Walker are back in the Zone with me, so that's exciting.

Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:

Are there butterflies in Peru?  What about birds?
Yeah there are butterflies.  Pretty much the same as American butterflies, except if they could talk, they’d speak Spanish.  There seem to be a lot of pigeons all over the place.

What about flowers?
There are lots of tropical flowers all over the place. Like the kind of flowers that Hawaiian people put in their hair.

Weather update?
Weather can still get pretty hot in the day, but a couple of days it was kinda chilly which was really nice. It’s nice and cool in the morning and in the night, and a lot more humid now.

Are you happy to be staying in Comas?  Are you still a District Leader?
Yes, I’m way happy.  I’m still the District Leader, and 7 people left, and 7 people came, including Elders Aoki and Walker, who are my pals.  This is Elder Aoki’s last transfer in the mission.

Are there snow cones in Peru?
They have snow cones but they are not the shaved ice ones.  And the syrup is fruit syrup.

Have you gotten any mail lately?
Yes, I got a nice letter from Aunt Kathy, and from McKenna and Ben.  Also, a graduation announcement from Hunter Olsen, which was nice.

What are you doing for P. Day today?
We are going to Mega Plaza for P. day to go eat.  And, we got permission from President today to go help do baptisms in the temple, and Elder Hilario and I are going to be going to the temple in the next couple of weeks for the endowment and sealing of the M. family (Tobias), so we are excited for that.

Miracle of the week?
The man, Junior, that came to church.

Scripture of the week?
John 3:5 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

How is your Spanish?  Do you understand most of what is said?
I understand 99.99999% of the Spanish.

Any baptisms coming up soon?
Yes!  We are baptizing Manuel on the 20th of June, and Junior on the 27th of June!

                                              Elder Blackham and Elder Reschke:
                                   Elder Martinez (Elder Reschke's trainer) and Elder Reschke:
                                                    Elder Clawson and Elder Reschke:

1 comment:

  1. Jakes whole mission could be made into a movie and it would be pretty entertaining !