Who knows if it will happen, but I found this podcast that I made from a year ago. Its hard to believe how fast time is flying, and how much things have changed. Things are going great here in Peru.
Sept. 3 2007 Podcast.
Ive been thinking... I sure need to set some goals before this beautiful mission passes me away. I think im going to make a goal to write in my journal everyday... is anyone with me? I love working on things with others... Does anyone else keep a personal journal?
Here is a little bit of my letter sent home for the week...
Holler Family and Loved ones.
How is everyone doing? Things are going great here in the Southern
Hemisphere. We are seeing blue skies with more and more frequency and
this makes people happy. When this Winter in Peru ends I am going to
have a full year of good weather. I cant wait!
We had a wonderful week. It all started on Monday with the family home
evening lesson that we had with a family. We taught Gorge Rojas and
his family. He is a little bit older, but has little kids. We taught a
quick lesson about sharing the gospel and then we asked if they had
any favorite games that they liked to play. They said that they
usually don't play many games for their family home evenings. I told
them about my family and how we loved to play... even the most silly
games. I told them how we would just turn out the lights and throw
balls at each other, or have sock wars. They laughed at that thought
and almost didn't believe me. So i secretly took my sock off under the
table and nailed one of the little kids in the face... The sock war
erupted and the fun began. It was fun to show them a tradition of my
family, and to teach them that they can have fun with each other
regardless of what the activity is.
About 3 weeks ago Sister Mora (the mission presidents wife) gave us a
soda pop bottle filled with home made yogurt. One of the other
missionaries stowed it away somewhere in the apartment, and I just
recently found it as I was cleaning. It had expanded and filled the
bottle with tons of pressure. So last night I snuck by the window, and
threw it outside. It exploded and made a horrible crash. A couple of
car alarms went off down the street. I am glad that it blew up outside
instead of inside our house. The dogs had cleaned up all the yogurt by
the time we woke up to play soccer.
The last couple of P-days I have been recording and we recently
finished one of the songs. Here is the link if you are interested in
listening. It turned out great, and there are a couple more songs on
Things are going great. Time is flying, and I am so greatfull for this
time i have to serve. Peru is
absolutely wonderful and its getting kind of sad to think that I wont
be here forever. I have fallen in love with this crazy place. I am
still in the mission office working, but I know that what I am doing
is very important and there is a reason why I am here. I have been
very blessed and am so greatfull for my time here.
I hope everyone is doing well and has a great week! I would love to
hear from you all! Love you
P.S. I had to make so many gramatical changes from when i first wrote
this email... Its hard to write in english!