Called to the Peru Cusco Mission
Reports to the MTC November 17, 2010

Monday, April 11, 2011

And Now....A Special Report...

And now to Elder Will Sowards with a special…yeah that really just doesn’t work out as well as I thought it would.  Anyway, it’s post election day and it looks like there will be a round two here in Perù for the next president.  And because I don’t have a lot of time today we’ll be talking about the cuarto next week when, funnily enough it may not be my cuarto for much longer but more on that later.

Because yesterday was Election Day we were more or less stuck in the cuarto it was kind of boring but we went with Alex to Juliaca for part of the day.  It was fun we helped him with a few things, had lunch together and went to a place he knows where sports stuff is really cheap.  Like a Detroit Redwings (who are evil) jersey was only 1sole or in terms of the American Dollar about USD$.30.  Yeah, so what does that tell us about the Wings?

But aside from brief side trips to Juliaca the work in Lampa has been going great.  We have found two more families whom we have started teaching and have found a TON of people in the past week to teach as well.  We haven’t had a baptism in a bit because our investigators have a few (cough-marriage-cough) problems but the next change will probably have at least six.

And now on to the fan favorite of the program!  Question time!

Do you think you will be transferred in the next transfers, or will your comp?
--It’s about even odds, possibly both of us.  He will have (at the end of this change) three in Lampa and I two.  He is a District leader and I’m fresh out of training so it could go any of three ways with only one of us being changed, both, or neither.

Do you know if there is a Scouting program down there? LDS or non LDS
--There is a Scouting like program here but from what I’ve heard it is very connected to the military and has no Church affiliation.

What is your favorite time of day?
--Night, in Lampa there is practically no light-dome so we can see all the stars there.

What are the cars/trucks/bus like?
--Scary, very scary.  If you ever thought that my driving was bad it’s not, I am in fact an excellent driver in comparison to the craziness I have seen here in Perù.

Well, thank you for all your writing and support and as always feel free to write me at or by snail mail at

Elder Will Sowards
Jeron Ricardo Palm
Manzana A Lote 2 4to Piso
Urb. Santa Monica
Cusco, Perù

And I’ll talk to you all again next week.  Reporting from Perù…

--Elder Will Sowards
Juliaca, Puno, Perù

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