May 28, 2012
As you can see this week's email does in-fact come with pictures! There is Heidi's baptism, our P-Day trip to the Condor (where I went last year while in Puno...just don't know if I sent the pics...) and the last few which are from our baptism in Lake Titikaka!
Well the zone this month didn't really do so hot, 9 baptisms but we are really hoping and know there will be more in June. Don't know, think I felt a bit like Tippet today in the zone meeting after losing 5. Not as much depressed as knowing we could do better but still somewhat pleased with what we have done.
But, though the zone is well less than exceptional at the moment Huajsapata is doing GREAT! As you can see we had a baptism this week IN THE LAKE! I'm still psyched about that part. And next week we'll have another one. We are working more than anything with references and it's been going great. Cintia was one of those and progressed very quickly with the help of her mostly member family. It's grat to see that even in a place that everyone said was 'the second-worst ZL sector in the mish' we can prove them wrong and bring out the best in the sector.
Despite the ups and downs I think I can say that this month has been one of my favorites if not the best I have had in the mission field. But, to wrap it up let's take a few Q's!
Do you do your letter to Pres at the same time that you write us?
---Nope, we do that the night before.
Is Puno the city of the cool "outdoor market" that you got your camera at?
---No, that was Juliaca but I could probably find another one here, hint hint.
Do you know dream in Spanish or English or both?
---Both, which is sometimes really weird.
How do you get to the floating islands?
---The members take us over by boat.
What are the houses made of?
---Reeds, it's ALL reeds.
Are there many members?
---About 100 and growing!
Think that's about it, till the next time,
---Elder Will Sowards
Huajsapata, Puno, Peru