Monday, July 6, 2015

Buscando Casas (Looking for Homes).

Hola Familia Y Amigos! 

     First things first, I hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July.” God Bless America”. And, surprisingly enough, I was able to hear plenty of fireworks this week. But not because of Independence Day, it was every time Perú made a goal in the American Cup Soccer Tournament, haha.

That being said, we have been house hunting this week. Twas a tad bit difficult, because there are so many rooms, but we have many requirements for a room. We looked at so many and met lots of interesting people. One requirement is a private bathroom, and we found one and asked if it was a private bathroom. The landlady, who was a woman, said, "Oh its just sharin a bathroom with me no mas!"..Us: "uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, muchas gracias, we´ll let you know....." .  I have no idea how, but after looking for a gazillion rooms, we finally found one. It took a little negotiating, and I don’t know how we did it, but we escaped with a nice apartment for the same price we are paying now, and it will easily be the most beautiful apartment in the mission, haha.  Photos are on the way, but it is awesome. 

     The other news, is that our recent converts are doing awesome.  This Sunday, every one of the recent converts that we have baptized in this area came to church-all seven of them. They are all so excited, and I know that they are going to have great callings and responsibilities in the church. Manuel, our one-legged friend, somehow got ahold of a suit. He was lookin spiffy, and when we went to visit him a few hours after church he was still in his suit, because he said he just feels good in a suit. He has had the most incredible conversion, I can’t even describe how amazingly he has progressed. 

     By the next time I email you guys, I will be living in my new apartment.

But for now, I just wanted to testify of the marvelous work that I am honored to participate in. Never in my life have I found greater joy than what I have experienced as I share the message of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of Perú. 
I know with every fiber of my being that Jesus Christ lives and loves us, and I know that if we will take one step towards him, he will come running the rest of the way.

 Love you all so much.
 Con Mucho Amor,
 Elder Reschke. 

P.S. For P. Day we watched The Emperor´s New Groove, which was fitting since we are in Perú. Cuzco the llama speaking Spanish is absolutely hilarious. 

Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:

You often talk about “the jungle”. How far is it from you?
The Jungle is probably like an 8 hour drive in a car so it’s pretty far away.  But, Lima is a melting pot where you will find people from all parts of Peru, so because of that it is a melting pot of cultures as well.  The three Zones are coast, sierra, and jungle.  I live on the coast, the sierra is where all the llamas are, and the jungle is where all the pirañas are.

Weather update?
The weather here is a bit cooler, with this weird misty rain that kind of rolls in from the coast.

Miracle of the week?
Manuel is the happiest we have ever seen him.  He is so so so happy with all the things that have been happening to him, and he has such a great spirit.

Scripture of the week:
Mosiah 2:41:
“And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed an happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell wit God in a state of never-ending happiness.  O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it”.

                                                  The fish here is really good:
 Sign that says "Don't throw garbage here or else you will be stoned by the neighbors."
                                                 We went to "Las Vegas" this week:
                          Bienvenidos Aahhsector Las Vegas (Welcome to District Las Vegas):
                                    A Peruvian house that we passed up in the hills yesterday:

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