Monday, June 15, 2015

"You don't just set your avocado there!"

Hola Familia Y Amigos, 

How goes it? Life is just dandy here in Perú. We had a really solid week. For P. Day, we went to Megaplaza, and had a tasty lunch at Chili´s. I had the Tacoburger, which was tasty. We went shopping for Peruvian souvenirs afterwards, and I finally found my Peruvian poncho that I have been on the hunt for ever since I got here. It is hand knitted, and beautiful. 

Thursday we had to take a little trip to the Center of Lima to do the wedding papers for the family that is getting married in the massive wedding in two weeks. Everything turned out well, and we are very excited for the wedding.

Oh, so, story of the week. My companion bought an avocado, but it was spoiled and didn’t taste very good, and we were walking in the street. There wasn’t a garbage can, but somebody had left a bag of garbage by the curb, so he set his avocado on top and we were walking away. This lady came out of the house and starting yelling at him. She said,  "you don’t just leave your avocado on top of people’s garbage! What a lack of culture!! How impolite!"  So she made him untie the bag of garbage and put the avocado inside, and he humbly obeyed. The interesting part is that all the neighbors were watching. So, when we were walking away, she called him back, and she had a bucket of water so he could wash his hands, and as he washed his hands, she continued to lecture him!
It was an experience. 

     We had a really good week teaching our two baptismal dates. Manuel, the one legged man, who is awesome, is getting baptized this Saturday. I am amazed at how much he has changed his life from the first time he met us, and he is already in chapter 11 in the Book of Mormon! He is going to be a great convert. The other person we are teaching is Junior. He is SO HAPPY to be able to learn about the Gospel, and has firmly accepted the baptismal date for the 27th of June. There is absolutely nothing that is going to get in his way. He accepts everything about the Gospel, and he fulfills all the commitments. The funny thing is, in the first place we didn’t even find him. He just had a feeling last Sunday to head to the chapel, and HE found US.

It is amazing the people that the Lord is putting in our paths. We found two more golden people this week: Angel, and Maribel. They are both awesome, and are SO going to get baptized in July, I just know it. 

We had a fantastic week full of neat teaching experiences, and I know that the Lord has a hand in every aspect of this work.


Stay tuned til next week,
 Elder Reschke. 

P.S.  Peru played in the American Cup yesterday, and it just had to be during proselyting hours. There was NOBODY in the streets. 
Not even a cat.

P.S.S. I had Arroz con Mariscos (classic Peruvian dish from the coast area, consisting of rice cooked in a shrimp broth and mixed with shrimp, sautéed onion, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, cumin, achiote and parsley) from a little patio restaurant by our house. It changed my life. 

Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:

How is the weather?
It’s a tad bit more chilly.

How are plans for your investigator’s wedding going?
We got the familia all registered for the wedding, which means we had to take a little trip to the center of Lima to do the papers.  All the papers went well.  The wedding is in two weeks. (If there is one thing we have been doing, it’s finding solutions.)

Miracle of the week?
Teaching Junior and Manuel.  They are awesome.  AND the fact that the wedding papers turned out all right without any problems.

                                    Elder Haliro and Elder Reschke at Chili's on P. Day:
                                         The American CUP Special Edition Pringooools:
                                                      My brand spankin' new poncho:
                                         A funny note we left on the Bishop's door for his son.
                                               For anyone who wants to try to decipher it.
                              (It says:  For Said.  Fried calamari.  We didn't finish it in lunch.
                                         Eat it before it spoils.  From:  Santa Clause)
                                                           The funny thing is, that he ate it!
                                  My room.  Note the super comfy Peruvian blankets?
                                       The poster on the wall is from Lehi's dream.
                     (*Note from Mom.  This picture kind of tugs at my heart.
     The quilt on Elder Reschke's bed is the very same one he has had on his bed since
                  he was three years old.  He insisted on taking it with him to Peru!)
                                                                   Peruvian Elder Reschke:


  1. Ha my favorite picture is the Pringooools!

  2. I like the Pringooools too! And wow! What a poncho!-Lizzy(even though I am signed in as Andy)