Monday, May 25, 2015

Week Eighty-Four: Y'all Are Good At Praying are all really good at praying. You should all try praying more.

This week was what Elder Bernuy and I called, "La semana de los tercos" (The week of the stubborn people). We worked a lot with Jenifer and with José, each of whom was the last non-member in their family and seemed to have some kind of doubt that we couldn't find. We worked a lot with both of them as did the ward and we were able to resolve their concerns. Jenifer was baptized on Saturday and José on Sunday.

I have loved my time in Chimbote and I love the families that I was able to work with here. El Carmen is one of the best wards on the face of this planet. However, it's always when a missionary is happy and having success that they change him.

Tomorrow, I'm going to the Laureles Zone. This will be the first time that Im in Trujillo. My area is called Moche and my companion is...Elder Meaker. Yeah, the same Elder Meaker that was in my district in Chao. Elder Meaker is like one of my favorite people in the whole world. We are going to have so much fun. He is from Blaine, Washington which is right by the Canadian border. He is hilarious and a great chef. He just sent me an email that says, "DDDDDDUUUUUUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #washingtonswag #inspired #nochildleftbehind #what?!"

This does mean that I will be in the Trujillo South Mission and that my new mission president will be Presidente Rios starting in July. I also don't know the exact date that I go home anymore either but it's all good. I'm excited to be in Trujillo for all of the temple hub-bub. The open house starts Friday!

Well...I have packing to do. Love you all. have a great week.

Elder González

Friday, May 1, 2015

Week Eighty-Three: Baptisms, Weddings, and Swine

Well, this week is going to have a lot of pictures.

I could not even begin to describe how stressful, hectic, fun, and spiritual this week has been. There are more stories from this week than what a few minutes of email time allows me to send. So if you ever want to hear some crazy stuff, just ask me: "Hey, what happened the third week of April 2015?"

For starters, last Monday, we went with a family that we are teaching (Yesenia and Hilder) to his field in a town called Cachipampa which is like an hour and a half from Chimbote. It was super fun because we went with the Bishop, his counselors, the elders quorum president and all of their wives. It was beautiful and a ton of fun.

Then, on Thursday, was Yesenia and Hilders wedding. She was inactive but now she's back and he got baptized that same afternoon which was way neat.

Saturday, was another wedding. José Chozo married his wife, Elva Gutierrez. She was baptized on Sunday and he will be ready for baptism here soon. (She just didn't want to wait).

We spent the whole week filling out wedding papers, teaching lessons, giving interviews, setting up interviews, there were work visits, a missionary's mom came to visit, and a bunch of other crazy things. I wish that I could say that this week will be more calm...but I doubt it.

If you all could pray for: José Chozo and Jenifer Cornejo. They are two of our investigators that are ready for baptism any day but just need a little help from the Lord.

Love you all so much!
Elder González