Hey everyone! Until January 2013, I'll be serving the Lord preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Perú. I can't access this blog directly, but my mom will post pictures and updates here as I send them. Thanks for keeping in touch!
Our apartment doesn't always have water, but this weekend we did have it. Trouble was, the power was out. I had to shower by candlelight! For Church we meet in a rented building that doesn't have any windows. So, when the power was out on Sunday, we had to meet in the open hallway. It was a little strange and it was really hot. Oh, well. We've been sick this week, but we are trying to keep up our momentum as much as possible. I don't want to give up.
Greg, the Lego Technic man, has been with me in college and on my entire mission, but he was lost at the beach this last week. We had a district outing. Everyone was burying me in the sand as a "goodbye" gesture, and Greg fell out of my pocket. A little wave came up and took him out to sea. So that is the end of Greg. It was sad, but it's okay. I do have a lot of pictures of him.
More importantly, we are working with our branch leadership to help them experience the conversion that is necessary to grow and strengthen the branch. There are many faithful members here who need this deeper commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to really enjoy the blessings of their faith. So, we are focusing on basic doctrines. When we really understand true doctrine, it changes our behavior.
Oh, my Christmas package finally came! Guess it took about a month to get here. I hope I can eat all the food before I come home!