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

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th

Hi, all!

A really quick note because I’m almost out of time.

Wilbur, the dad of the Coila family that I talked about last week is going to be baptized this week and we are working with the bishopric here so that the week later he can baptize his family.

We found a new investigator named Selinda who is a ROCKSTAR!  We left her a Book of Mormon and asked her to read Alma 42, she read the chapter and all the way to 1 Nephi 4, about 20 pages, in two days.

Questions!

Dad says you stand on a box and preach in a public square....Is he full of it?
---Yes, yes he is.

What are you doing to celebrate the 4th of July??
---We were going to go to Puno but plans changed so we don’t exactly know what we will do.

Do the Peruvians celebrate any type of national holidays?
---The 28th of July is their Independence Day and there are some other ones that…well…to be honest I think they are just excuses to party.

Is it mentally weird to think it is July and you are freezing?
---You have no idea, every single gringo here feels like it’s Christmas time.

Do they have fireworks for sale down there?
---I will neither confirm nor deny nothing.
   
Are gone out of Lampa every P-day? If so why?
---We are because we have a zone meeting every Monday so we do things as a zone afterward we usually get back in Lampa around 5pm to work.

Where is your closes Temple that the member go to? How long does it take them to get there?
---Right now the closest is in Cochabamaba, Bolivia; but in a few years it will be Arequipa.  The former is about 8 hours, the latter about 4 to 6.

Well that does it for questions and this 4th of July email, to those of you state-side be safe and have fun.  And to close I leave you with this.

The thought of four gringos singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ with a bunch of Latins at the end of a Zone Meeting.

This has been Elder Sowards, signing out.


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

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