Monday, October 24, 2016

Week 63

October 24, 2016

Hey everyone!!!

This week has been pretty great!  So what happened?  Lots of surprises because things in Peru always happen at the last minute!!  

Thursday at 1:30 PM my district leader called me and told me that I had to go to a meeting in Tarapoto that day at 2:30 PM.  He assured me that we would be coming back that night, so we went home, I grabbed my books and we went to the taxi place. I get there and SURPRISE the zone leaders tell me we´re actually spending the night... but there is no time now to go back for clothes.  We went over to Tarapoto and luckily that night Hermana Dickman lent me a toothbrush from her emergency kit, and I just rode home the next morning in the same clothes from the night before! hahahaha. It was quite stressful, but everything turned out alright. 

Then we had another surprise... Zone Conference on Saturday morning! We had appointments that day that we had to cancel because they told us Friday night! It's very fun living in Peru!

Zone Conference!

Good news- Jhonny passed his interview on Saturday so now we´re all set for his baptism this Saturday! We´re stoked to help him in this new step in his life.   :)  Yesterday,  we had District Conference (stake conference, but Moyobamba is full of only branches, not wards) and it was in Rioja! Basically, District Moyobamba is made of three cities- Moyobamba, Rioja, and Nueva Cajamarca. Rioja is in the middle, so whenever there are meetings, we go to Rioja. It's about thirty minutes in car from Moyobamba. We were a little worried about how that would affect the attendance of our investigators.. but Jhonny was super awesome and came to Rioja for church!  He even went to the Priesthood meeting that was two hours earlier! Yay!!

This week we had an AWESOME service! I'll send pictures... but basically it rained really hard a few weeks ago, and it made the wall fall down in the house of recent converts.  Their wall was made of hardened mud. So our service was to help them rebuild it! We went over, they had a pile of dirt, we brought water over from a little pond nearby, poured it on the dirt, stepped on it until it was mud, and then plastered it on the wooden sticks that made up their wall.  We got super dirty but it was probably the best service I´ve ever done! The other Hermanas in Moyobamba came over to help us too because it was a lot of work! 

Hermana Inca "dies" (which means she is going home) this transfer so
we are pretending to kill her in the pile of mud! :)

We're a little dirty!

It has been a great week and this week is going to be even better because Elder Godoy, the President of the area is going to come speak to us on Wednesday! We all get to go to Tarapoto and meet up with all the missionaries there to listen to Elder Godoy! We have to wake up at like 5 in the morning to get on time to Tarapoto, but it's going to be worth it!!!

Miss you all tons! Have a fun week preparing for Halloween!
Hermana Gurney

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