Monday, March 21, 2016

On Top of the World!

Hola Familia Y Amigos!

  Hope all is well with everybody. We had a good week here in Canto Grande
For P. Day, last Monday, we went hiking, which was fun. We took motos up the
this really cool little trail that led to the top of the hill and from there 
you could see the other side of the mission, the ocean, etc. 
It was a super good view. 
Everyone who didn’t go got super jealous and wished they would have gone:) 

But yeah all is well here in the Zone. On Tuesday I gave a training to get the Zone a little more pumped because everybody seemed kinda down in the dumps. I gave a comparison to a mile race, and how every six months in the mission is like a lap of the mile race, and it led to a really good discussion on how everybody needs to start strong, stay with the pack, and in the last lap when they hear the bell they just gotta take off and give it their all to finish strong. Everybody really liked it, and afterwards one of the missionaries who is in the last lap came up to me and said, "Thank you for that, that helped me a lot." So that was good to hear.

     As far as the Investigators go, we are teaching a family that is every missionary´s dream to teach: Father, Mother, and their two kids. They are called the Familia P., and they are awesome. They always give us Chicha or Inca Kola, and this week the Hermana is going to cook Cuy for us:) They are awesome and we are going to help them get married so they can get baptized. We have to contact their little village in La Libertad to be able to get their birth certificates. No problema:)

We also found a really cool Investigator named Fanny, who has a lot of potential. More to come on her next week....But April is looking like it is going to be a good month.

     So something that happened yesterday was like the most awkward moment of my life, but it was cool. So we were at Stake Conference, and Elder Montoya from the Seventy was there giving a talk. My companion and I had to take care of some matters with some of the other missionaries in the Zone and we were walking from the building where the classrooms are to the big tent outside where the overflow was watching the Stake Conference. On the way to the tent, we had to walk past the chapel where the seventy was inside giving his talk. Suddenly, the doors open and the ushers come out and start motioning toward us and, they say, "The General Authority is calling you guys! He wants you to come in and go up on the stand!" And we were so confused and panicked for a second because we thought he was going to publicly chew us out or something for not sitting down. So they ushered us inside and we went up on the stand and stood right next to him, and it turns out he was talking about missionary work and just wanted two visual aids. He said something that really stood out...he said that “we will always love our missions and that we are going to cry when the day comes that we have to take off our nametags". Ouch! That hurt, but it is so true.
I love the mission with all my heart.

I love the people of Perú with all my heart. I can’t even begin to describe the happiness that I feel as I share the Gospel with our brethren, the Lamanites. 
I know without a doubt that this church is true. 
I love you all so much, and I hope you all have a fantastic week.

Love, Elder Reschke.

P.S. Hehe my Companion almost got ran over by an ice cream lady selling ice cream on her little bicycle cart. 
Haha it was funny because she came up from behind
and yelled: HERMAANNNOOOOO!!!!!!
It was her fault not his though! 

Questions Elder Reschke answered this week:
You have a new niece this week, little Lily.  What do you think of her?
Lily is super adorable!  Glad she was born just fine!

*Note from Mom (This makes 1 niece and 2 nephews that Elder Reschke has not met yet - Miles, Jack, and Lily.)

Did you get the package we sent?
Yes and the Girl Scout cookies did not melt and they are super tasty:)
All the other snacks were good too.  Thank you so much.

Did you like the pictures we sent?  And who has changed the most in 19 months?
Loved the pictures and Abigail has changed the most.

Miracle of the week?
Miracle of the week is that we were able to get ahold of the little village where the birth certificate is.

Scripture of the week?
Matthew 11: 28-29:
28. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and iI will give you rest.
29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meed and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

What are you doing for P. Day today?
Today is a regular working day because we are going to the temple Wednesday.

A little tineda (store)  in the hills before starting on the trail:
                                                                   Hiking up the trail:
                                                             At the top of the trail:

                                                                View from the top:
                                                       Looking out on the world:
                                    Yes of course we brought the Book of Mormon with us:
                                                  Beautiful Peruvian flag that we love:
                                                            The trail up the mountain:
                                          Look,  a house at the top of the mountain:
                                                                     Top of the world:
                                                The brave group that made it to the top:


  1. Awesome! Nothing like a nice hike!

  2. Great post this week! Loved the race analogy.