Monday, March 28, 2016

Semana Increíble.

Hola Familia Y Amigos, 

This week was a fantastic week for us here in Zona Canto Grande. For P. Day, it was just a normal working day because on Wednesday we had the wonderful opportunity to go to the temple.
It was a fantastic experience. We woke up early and took the train to the temple.
The temple was amazing, and it was so beautiful and peaceful inside. 
We are so glad that we had the opportunity to go. 
After the session, we had the opportunity to help out a bit in the sealing room, so that was a fantastic but rather “trunkey" experience! haha. 
It was a great day in the temple. 

We had an AWESOME lesson that night.
We visited a family that we had contacted in the marketplace, 
when my companion went to go get his pants hemmed.
THEY ARE PURE GOLD. They absolutely loved our message,
and there are four of them. Hilda, Janice, Xiarra, and Cristian. 
They listened so intently and we really felt the Spirit as we taught them. 
Teaching them was an incredible experience. After that we had a lesson with Karina, and we took out the baptismal date for the 16th of April, and she is super excited to be baptized.

To top off the perfect night, when we got to our room, President Erickson called and said he was going to take us to lunch the next day. Score!! We had a tasty lunch with President and Hermana Erickson, the Assistants, and a couple other missionaries from the Zone.  Every now and then he takes people to lunch, it is so nice of him.  I had some tasty Cabrito a la norteña (lamb cooked with vegetables and spices until tender), which is a super famous Peruvian dish. 
There was a good appetizer of canchita serrana con chifles. Cabrito means goat.  It was a nice restaurant.  My plate cost 35 soles, which really is only something like eleven bucks but here in Perú that buys a plate that is like Market Street Grill quality. 

I did a good work visit with Elder Rivas. We contacted a really cool new Investigator, and she has a lot of potential. We also had the best tacacho  (a roasted banana Amazonian cuisine dish from Peru. It is usually served with bits of pork) I have ever had in my life! Super tasty. 

This week was the Semana Santa, a super famous Catholic holiday that is basically like Easter for the Latino Americans
It was a good week centered in Jesus Christ.

That is about all that is new for us here in good ol´ Perú.
 Oh by the way, tomorrow I am getting a new companion,
 a gringo named Elder Bradford. 
We are pretty good friends and so it should be a good experience. 
Thanks for everything you do, and I love ya´ll tons! 
Have a fantastic week. 

Con mucho cariño, 
Elder Reschke.

P.S. I attached a picture of my companion burning all the letters from his girlfriend back home who “Dear John-ed" him. 
It was a glorious moment!

Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:

How was your Easter yesterday?
I have a confession to make....I thought Easter was NEXT Sunday! Isn’t it always the first Sunday in April or the same Sunday as General Conference? Nobody in Perú celebrates Easter. They celebrate Semana Santa, or Holy Week in English. Its like a huge Catholic holiday remembering Jesus Christ. So, my Semana Santa was good, but I was getting ready for Easter next Sunday!! Oh well. 

We have a big snow storm here in Utah right now. 
What is your weather like?
It is Soooooooooooooo Hotttttttttttttttttt here!

Are you being careful not to drink the water?
Haha don’t worry Mom, all is well.
It’s common knowledge around here that you don’t drink tap water.

Dropping off laundry:
                                                                    Love this view:

                           My companion received a "Dear John" was a glorious moment:
                                             The temple is so beautiful and peaceful:

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