Week One - Elder Yorgesen
I have indeed made it to Peru successfully!
Íve now been here for a solid week, crazy stuff. in some ways it feels like its
been no time at all, but in others it feels like ive been here for a month.
The flight here was something else! it was two flights, one to cali,
then to lima. well after arriving at the airport in salt lake at 5 am, me and 5
boarded the plane at seven. as we were getting ready to take off, and i mean
about to actually leave the ground, the plane slams on the breaks and we ended
up being delayed for several hours in Utah. then when we finally got to lima we
were delayed yet another hour. we arrived at the MTC here in Lima Peru at about
2:30 their time. it was quite the trip.
My companion is Elder Walk, who
i actually flew up with. hes a pretty cool guy. hes actually super hilarious.
I met Elder Hecker
here, this kid is a stud. we get along way well, plus we both know this girl i
met at EFY 2 years ago because they are both from vegas.
created a new spanish word within my district. it is "Bumer" like bummer in
english nut you say it like its a spanish word. it will soon catch on in all of
Peru, im convinced.
The days here a super long and the spanish is
kicking my booty, but at the same time the guys here are all awesome. its
something that at sometimes is no bueno and at other times it is the best ever.
its like we;ve been friends for years, some of us. it really is awesome how it
works. these are some of the coolest people here in the MTC and we all are here
for the same purpose which is neat.
last night we had a devotional form
a member of the 70. it was actually one of the best talks ever. he called us
missionaries 2.0. our responcilblity isnt to baptize, it is to convert through
faith in Christ and through repentance. i thought it was realy cool. the numbers
dont matter, the people matter.
the food it almost always the same.
there is a lot of it (ill probably start eating less for my own benefit) but it
is always rice, a little meat, soup, and bread. and we have Melon juice? weird
right? its all good though, i can survive.
i only have an hour to write
and it counts down, this is quite stressful. if i dont reply to invididual
emails im sorry, but it will be cause i got kicked of the computer because i am
out of time, and i will reply the next week on wednesday. just putting that out
not going to lie though, this stuff is hard. the language is way
rough and its kicking my trash. there is always somewhere to be and something to
do.once i wake up its off to work and when people say that you go to bed tired
on the mission, they werent lying. but even though it hard, it super fun, my
district of 12 elders gets along so well, and we laugh all the time. we have an
hour a day to work out and play games. so i do have some time to get some
push-ups and pull-ups in, which is nice.
oh my voice has been
discovered. which is cool yet annoying at the same time. some people try and get
me to sing but its just kinda awkard, the timing of it anyway. it could be worse
though, i guess that not really a bad thing. elder hecker sings too, its way fun
singing with this guy. anyway, church is true, foods alright, spanish is hard,
people are great.
Love Elder Yorgesen