Monday, April 4, 2016

The Perúvian People Are Rejoicing.

Hola Familia Y Amigos! 

Hope you all had a good Conference weekend. I know we all had a very memorable one. Especially when President Monson announced the new temple in Lima, Perú.   The second he announced it, there was just a surge of the Spirit in the chapel. It felt like an electric shock. Everybody surprisingly gasped, and everybody was just astounded. It was such a glorious moment, and the smile on each one of the Perúvian faces was just incredible. Definitely a moment in the mission I am never going to forget. They haven’t announced where it will be constructed yet, but after examining the options, it is very probable that they will put it smack in the middle of the North Mission's boundaries. Of course, we missionaries feel really happy, because we feel like Heavenly Father has recognized our diligence and our labors, and building a temple here in Lima is Heavenly Father’s way of acknowledging our efforts.

      I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, especially Elder Holland`s talk about "looking forward to tomorrow." I also enjoyed Elder Christofferson`s talk about the responsibilities of a father in the home. It reminded me of how blessed I am to have a fantastic father.

     Other than that, it has been a good week with my new companion Elder Bradford from Cedar Hills Utah. AKA American Fork. We have just about the same time in the mission,(he goes home a month before me), and we are both going to BYU, so we have a lot in common. We are really good friends, and we are excited to work together as Zone Leaders of Canto Grande. We have a lot of potential as a Zone! 

We received a golden reference this week named Milly, who is super excited about our message, came to two sessions of conference, and has already accepted the invitation to be baptized. We are going to keep working with her.

     Funny story of the week. I was on a work visit with Elder Beazer at a house up in the hills in the evening. The Hermana had made us something to drink and put out some crackers to eat. But then the mom and the dad were going to leave so they could take their baby to the doctor. They were kind of in a rush to leave, and then they looked at us and it occurred to her that she had just barely given us something to eat. She was like....okay we gotta go.

 Anyway, I hope you all have a fantastic week.
 Love you all so much,
 Love Elder Reschke. 

                                                                 Good food this week:
                                                                       Our apartment:
                                                                 Our apartment view:
                                                                              My bed:

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I wish I could have been sitting by you when they did the temple announcement! Such a cool moment! We gasped too and were really excited here at home!