Called to Serve in the Peru Piura Mission

Monday, September 21, 2015

Buenos Dias Chicos!


Yes, today was transfers. After 5 months and 3 transfers, my companion Elder Nosa left to another city called Paita.  It was hard to say goodbye but I feel like I’m ready for a change :) Now it’s just Elder Paredes and I... :) And to respond to your question if I’m ever going have an American companion, I wouldn’t count on it :)

My new companion is great.. for real. He is super funny. EVERY MORNING when we wake up he goes to the bathroom and comes out, gets into this power stance, claps his hands and says "buenos dias chicos" (good morning boys) it’s freaking hilarious. He laughs a lot and he has a sense of humor like me. :)  haha!  He’s super open as well. 

Monday a sister missionary from Mexico made us some traditional Mexican food and it was BOMB. Seriously why am I not living in Mexico? PS – I’m still sick of rice.

I also made a package for one of my buddies in my first area, Negritos.  I think I told you but his name is Harol and he got his mission call to Bogota, Colombia so I made him a package of shoes, a shirt, and a few ties because I know that he doesn’t have much.... I wrote him a letter and sent a picture with it so I hope he likes it :)

Tuesday and Wednesday I basically lived with Elder Yujra and Elder Edwards. We are opening 6 areas this transfer so my companions were super busy buying new things :)  Anyways, we enjoyed ourselves :)

Thursday was great.  I think I told you last week but every night about 10:15 we walk about a mile to a less active members house to help push her car into her house.  In the beginning it wasn’t that big of a problem, but we´ve done it every night for the past 2 weeks and I remember feeling a little annoyed by it... I remember thinking, I already have a busy enough schedule as it is, I’m exhausted, and at 10:15 every night I honestly just want to take a shower and go to bed.  But then I remembered a Mormon Message called "LIFT".  (If you haven’t seen it, GO WATCH IT)  I told you about it a couple weeks ago and it really touched me. I have been praying for the past couple weeks for opportunities to serve and now here it is.  It’s amazing to me how God gives us opportunities to grow and become like Him.  But he gives us our agency to choose to do or not, and do it with a smile or not.  I´ve really been putting for an effort the past couple days to be happy about doing it and it truly has made all the difference. :)

Saturday we got the official transfers... I have mixed feelings about staying here another 6 weeks in the office but if God wants me to stay, so be it.  :) There must be more I need to learn.  Later in the night we had a lesson with the family I told you about last week, Carhuapoma Troncos.  They read 9 chapters of the Book of Mormon in a couple days, WOWW.  We had an awesome lesson with them and they accepted our baptismal invitation.  We are super happy for them :) I’ll keep you updated.

Sunday was awesome.. Elder Nosa just said goodbye to all the members and they all made us food and it was a great big party :) Seriously these people are great :)

It wasn’t a crazy week but for sure a good one :)

I hope you guys are great back at home, have a great week. 

Love youuuu :) :) :) :) :) :)

-Elder Harris

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