|Mototaxi in Peru courtesy of|
Hello All! As Promised, I would make a list of all the things I took for granted in the States, especially being here in Peru.
-Toilets that graciously accept toilet paper
-Laws Regarding Fires in the streets
-Paved Roads for when the rains come down, and the floods come up...
-Food that is the same texture that agrees with my stomach.
-And For now.... Moto Taxis...that have 4 wheels:: All these that have 3 wheels kinda freak me out when we go over speed bumps or other obstacles....
Monday, October 27th, 2014
|Elder Holmes with the monkeys|
P-Day! So it is obligatory. Sorry! These slow computers copied with a bunch of missionaries makes it slow! So, I will be uploading this last weeks ending on the 26th and for this week starting the 27th. And, was Multi-Zone conference which is why I am typing and not : This weeks photos are placed in the correct spot, but include 2 weeks. So check the dates. (If it works this week) Went for some ice cream. Something which I always look forward to every week. Shared a banana split with Elder Whitaker, which was to die for.
All in all, it was a great day, I mean, we had ice cream twice, what is to complain about?
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Not because of who, but being in a Trio, isn't very fun all the time. One more person for everything... Showers... Eating... Walking... (If they are beyond slow) but yea... I am really learning patience here. Our lessons with our investigators are progressing very well, and now we are teaching our investigators father, which suddenly became very interested! Wo! I love being able to talk and share a little bit more every day! It is amazing. Missionary work here is totally different focus also. Obviously the goal is as missionaries to bring others to Christ, but down here we have a large duty to the less active members and to help and assist them in anyway possible. Many of our appointments are these families and our goal is to strengthen their families and provide whatever assistance or support they might need.
Friday, October 31st, 2014
Also worth of mention is our weekly planning session which I despise for one reason. The names of everyone . At least here in Peru, when everyone is married (if they are married) they keep their names. [Good genealogy training, don't you think?] So 2 family names for each family, to add to that it is have it down here to call the brother or sister, and then their 1st name, not their last name..: So come planning session, It looks like I do not know anybody!
Today I went contacting with another Elder because my companion was holding Baptism interview with another companionship. So, off we went. I have never seen someone teach the Entire Restoration in complete detail in the street on a first contact... Maybe a bit to much... But that is just my opinion for the future.
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Fast Sunday! Also, I was able to pay my fast offerings for the first time here in Peru. The tithing forms are a bit different down here, but all the same. Also, I believe that we will now be receiving digital receipts of our Tithing, as we received a notice about it down here...
[Just adding a few extra photos that he sent in email that we wanted to share with you also. Enjoy!]
|Elder Holmes sent his mom a picture from the window of his|
apartment (this is NOT the picture he sent). It was embedded with GPS
and this is what she THOUGHT was his apartment (She used
Google Street View)......lol
|And this what is Elder Holmes ACTUAL Apartment.|
I think mom needs to work on the software
a bit more to get it right.... lol
|'Lego Guy' looking over Huanuco, Peru - what a view!|
|Looks like Inca Cola|
|Multi-Zone Conference with President & Sis Henderson|