Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

We had a nice Christmas activity on the 26th, although my box from home didn't make it on time.  Hopefully it will still come in January.  It didn't matter.  We have a lot of work to do here in Corrales.  Most people are farmers who work early in the morning, so we can usually find people at home to talk to.  We are also here to help support the branch so it can improve and grow.

I received my travel papers today.  I will be home on January 29th.   So, I have one month to work as hard as I can!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Elder Sims and Elder Vergara
Well, I am in Corrales, which has a small branch.  My new companion is Elder Vergara from Chile.  We were in the same group in the CCM (Perú's missionary training center in Lima).  He will finish a transfer after me, but it's neat to be with him.  We were good friends in the CCM.  We're going to work really hard until the end, and we already are working hard, but I am looking forward to coming home, too.  The branch is small (there were only about 23 people attending Sunday) and the leadership is inexperienced--but maybe I am here to help them with that.  We'll see what I can do to help.

We will have our zone Christmas party on Wednesday.  It should be fun.  We won't do much here for the holiday because people stay up late and then drink all night.

Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Last Transfer

I thought I would stay in Tumbes for my last transfer, but I was sent to the branch in Corrales, where they need two more missionaries to help support the work.  I was kinda sad to leave Tumbes and everything we were doing there, but I know that the assignments I receive are inspired and that I'll be better off doing what I'm told than I would be doing what I want.  So, I will finish my mission in Corrales.

I was able to skype with my family for Christmas on the 15th--before Joshua went to the MTC.  My family showed me an iPhone 5 that will be my late Christmas present.  I am looking forward to that when I get home.  But there is work still to do here in Corrales.