Monday, February 29, 2016

Finally got to visit Machu Picchu in the mission.

Hola Familia Y Amigos! 

This was a good week for us down here in Perú. The highlight of the week was (drumroll please): I finally got to visit Machu Picchu in the mission! It was just beautiful. (Machu Picchu is the name of one of the areas in our Zone where I did a work visit, hehe).

It was a pretty chill week. P. Day was just “P. Day Free Day”, because half the Zone wasn’t even there, due to some Elders moving houses and others who went to the temple. 

This week we were excited because we were able to take out a baptismal date with a sister named Milagros. She is a Young Woman, and already gets along really well with all the Ward Members. Other than that, it wasn’t too eventful of a week. 

We did an interesting service project which consisted of the following: Fixing up a ladder to cut some bricks off the side of the house so that the pigeons would stop perching there. (Mom I already know what is going through your mind, and YES we were careful, and NO, nobody died or got extremely hurt)

But yeah it was a good week, and this week we were able to do a TON of baptismal interviews for the month of March, and I am glad that we were able to help some of those people. We are kind of on the hunt for new Investigators, so this week we are just going to go contacting like crazy to be able to find some people that need the Gospel in their lives.

All in all life is just great, and we are having a great time helping the Zone and sharing the Gospel with others!

Love ya all, and I hope you all have a fantastic week! 
Elder Reschke

P.S. I have been told there is a llama that lives in my area. I wanna go find it! 

P.S.S. We had to go do some negotiations with a lady so that we could rent a new room for the Elders in Las Lomas. 
We talked to her, and got the room!

Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:

How are your shoes holding up?
My shoes are fine.  Slowly getting battered, but I am determined to use the same pair until the end of my mission.

Have you gained weight, lost weight, or stayed the same?
I think I am the same weight wise.

I know you said that you would leave a lot of things there when it is time to come home.  I hope you will bring your quilt back though…after all you have had it on your bed since you were three.
Of course I will bring my quilt home….it’s like a member  of the family by now.

Have you heard how Isaac is doing on his mission lately?
Yes, I get Isaac’s e-mail every week.  He is doing fantastic!

                                                           Working in the Zone:
                                   This dusty field is in Machu Pichu,  one of the areas in our Zone:
                                (Not to be confused with the REAL Machu Pichu that is so green).
                             Traditional Peruvian dessert called Mazomorra Y Arroz Con Leche. 
                            It is so good.  The red stuff is the Mozamorra.  They make it from the
                               same purple corn that they use to make the Chicha Morada drink:
                                                                The hills in our Zone:
 This is the grain that I can't remember what it is called, but it is a grain from the jungle that the Peruvian lumberjacks always take when they travel alone because it does not spoil and it is a staple like rice, but it kind of tasted like crushed up peanuts or something:
                                                                   Service project:
                                                   "No Solo De Pan" (No bread alone.):
                                                                        Good food:
                                                        Lunch time. Lots of good food:
                              "Prohibido De jar basura en esta esquina bajo pena de golpe"
                                          According to google translate, this says:
                       "Forbidden to throw garbage at this corner under penalty of being hit."
                          (However,  Jake says, google translate is not that accurate):
                                 My scripture case.  On the back it has my mission scripture,
                                              and "Mision Peru Lima Norte 2014-2016".
                           Also, on the bible cover, it has a picture of Jesus knocking on the door:
                                                                      Service project:
                                                      The service project this past week:
                                                The ladder we used for the service project:


  1. Aw I'm disappointed I really thought Jake got to see the real Machu Pichu!