June 27, 2011
Well, it has been an interesting week here in Lampa, Tuesday was Dìa de Lampa, and basically the city’s anniversary and well when everyone was partying working became rather difficult. But we have found an awesome family, the Coilas!
We were tracking the week before and met the dad who was cool but we weren’t exactly certain if he actually wanted to listen to us or just debate points of doctrine. But, when we came back on Tuesday he and the rest of his family were extremely interested. The rest of the week we went every day to see what was going on with them and to teach. The really awesome part being when we came on Thursday to help him make bricks from adobe, sorry for the lack of pictures on that one but both Elder Sanchez and I forgot to bring our cameras. Let’s just say the world needs to appreciate more the small red cube.
On Saturday night we met with Wilbur (the dad), Erick (his 12-year-old son), and Edit (the mom) with Estanislao (one of the coolest members we have here) and taught the importance of the Sabbath. Wilbur had a lot of questions about why Sunday and not Saturday which we explained and asked him to pray about it to know for himself. He told us he would and that if we said it he thought it was probably true because he had already received his answer that Joseph Smith was a prophet and the Book of Mormon is true but he still is going to pray.
He and his family are just awesome but his wife has a challenge with leaving a few of the customs that are here in Lampa but we have faith that they will be baptized.
Do you drink a lot of soda pop? If so do is there any Peru pop you like? or do you stay with the US kind?
---Not really a lot but sometimes, and I’ll be honest the Peruvian stuff is way better than what is in the states.
Do you have Zone conference and if so how often?
---We were supposed to have one a few weeks ago but because of all the stuff going on down here near Puno it has been postponed indefinitely.
How many llamas have you seen?
---Lots. LOTS OF LLAMAS.
Well, that about does it for this week if you want to send me a letter or email feel free at:
Elder Will Sowards
Jeron Ricardo Palm
Manzana A Lote 2 4to Piso
Urb. Santa Monica
Till next week, I’m Elder Sowards and this has been LAMPA.
And that came out kinda lame.
--Elder Will Sowards
Lampa, Puno, Perù