Monday, August 24, 2015

Fuimos a la Chacra! (We went to the farm!)

Hola Familia Y Amigos! 

It’s been a SOLID week here in Perú.  Monday we went to a ranch in the outskirts of town to kick it for P. Day. There were tons of open space, fields, a little stream to catch little fishies, and this family really lives like the Peruvian Dream. We made tacos, which were super tasty, and played Fútbol in the farm fields. We had a good time hanging out, and it was good to kind of escape the city for a bit. I jumped in the hammock, and the post broke and I scraped up my leg, but no worries, all is well:) 

Guess what??? I have some good news. The birth certificate finally got here!! We are going to drop it off at the municipalidad today, and that means the family is good to go for the wedding on Friday. We had to take a huge risk and put like 200 soles on the line, and go ahead and register the family. If the birth certificate didn’t arrive from the little village, the family couldn’t get married and the money is not returnable. SO, as you can tell, we were kind of on the edge of our seats the whole week. Super happy it got here!

Bety and Henry are excited to be baptized with their two kids on Saturday. They went on the Ward Temple trip this Thursday to see the gardens, the temple store, and the cafeteria. They felt this super feeling of peace like that is a good place to be. 

We are super happy for all the people we have to teach. Recently, we have been teaching Manuel´s sister Marina, who is super interested, and I can really feel the Spirit as we teach her! Our convert Manuel, is preparing the spare room in his house to make a little store so he can be more self sufficient. 

Our converts Ingird and Joselyn are doing a great job with their new calling as ward missionaries. They made the missionaries a little souvenir video, and watching it was probably one of the most tender moments of my mission. 

Wow, I can't even begin to describe the feeling of joy that a missionary feels as he finds a family to teach and baptize. THIS is what the mission is all about. I am so honored to be a missionary and have all these amazing experiences. 

We are excited this week to hear from Elder Bednar who is coming to Lima, and also the wedding and the baptism.

I will keep y’all posted! Thanks for everything you all do, you are the best.

 Much love, 
Elder Reschke.

Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:

What is your scripture of the week?
Alma 32:31:
“And now, behold, are ye sure that this is a good seed?  I say unto you, Yea; for every seed bringeth forth unto its own likeness.”  That really explains the purpose of faith.

What is the miracle of the week? 
The miracle is that the birth certificate got here.

Random question from Mom:  I discovered a little park with walking trails down off Murray Holladay Road this week, do you know it?
Mom…you of all people should know that your son has run on every street, trail, and little park within a ten mile radius of Cottonwood High School and THEN some.
That little park is called the “duck park”, haha!

                                                                Outside on P. Day:
                                                       P. Day at the farm:                      
                           P. Day at the farm.  They don't really eat tacos here in Peru much.
                                           A missionary from Mexico was the head chef:
                                                                    P. Day at the farm:

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