Thursday, February 26, 2015

¡¡¡Todavia... estoy vivo!!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hi family! And other people THAT READ THIS!  This week was too fast! We left for Huancayo in the afternoon of Wednesday and returned home Friday in the night-ish we stayed in the apartment of a city called Chilca. There are two elders there who are
both cool! Elder Gonzalez and Elder Mamani.  Mamani trained Emmelkamp which makes him my Grandpa in the mission and the Great-Grandpa of my son!

Before I get into this letter more I need to say thank you to Aunt Jean for the package that got here in one piece.  It’s nice to know that SOMETIMES I can trust the government of this country. Also to mom and dad the package with Mason's pacha came through. However, Mason might want to change the name because in Kequwa, Pacha means land or dirt…not super enticing to then use it like a sweater.. But it is warm thank you…

We are reaching our goals right now in Pampas. We had 36 people in church yesterday which is a ton!!! And our goal for next week is 5 more. I hope it happens! We are working our bodies off! Our goal is 5 people more in the church every week. And so far we are managing but, this week will be the hardest for sure! The Rama (branch) Pampas has never had more than 38… pray for me...

We had a multi zone this week and I got to see a bunch of old buddies from Paragsha… The only place I've lived where my own home wanted to KILL ME!!!!!

Hermana Luz is still progressing! She seems a million times happier than the first time we spoke with her. She has 2 asistances (that's coco thinking in Spanish and writing in English.) in the church so she only needs one more before her baptism… and I realized something… there has been a huge difference with teaching Luz… and that is that I personally have been there… but, the spirit is teaching her…I have felt like the instrument that I was set apart to be… I might POR FIN help somebody get baptized! After half a year!!! WOW!!!

I give testimony that the mission is hard.  Really hard…but it's awesome!

Sonriendo Siempre,
Elder Glassett

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

It's a BOY

Monday, February 16, 2015

So this week I am officially a father in the misiĆ³n! WOW… 
I don’t know what President is thinking how I am supposed to train when I am still a very VERY young missionary (Question Mark…) My son is called Elder Guevara.  De Equador. He has a staggering (almost) THEE WEEKS EN EL CAMPO!
So Arnez se fue.. Boo..  He may not have been the ¨Most Obedient Elder¨ but, we were having (or beginning to have) Success! Right now we have new district leader he’s from Peru and he is a boss!  We have tons of ideas to try and reach the stake goal of 50 people in church before March ends (or we get closed).  We realized that even though we only have about 20 strong members that’s 20 more than the four of us!  And if the plan doesn’t work… ojala que funciona… at least we will have trained this ward so they can take care of themselves… right now they completely 400% DEPEND on us… We do EVERYTHING… Maybe we can at least make them self-sufficient! 
We were in Huancayo this week until Wednesday for transfers. And this Wednesday we are going there again until Saturday because we have a zone conference and then a multi zona.  So we are going to escape from Pampas for a moment this week! Where we will do divisions for like 3 day more or less. 
We found a woman named Luz who I think I have told you about. She is separated from her husband and has a daughter with 2 years. The other day Guevara and I had planned to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was going to teach repentance and at the end of the lesson challenge her to be baptized… but, (something amazing happened) she asked us in the middle of the lesson if she could be baptized… maybe my son will have a mission with baptisms unlike his father… haha.  I am following the path of Emmelkamp...  Hermana Luz is planning her baptism for the 28 of February!  But it all depends on if she went to church in Lima yesterday! (She had to leave Pampas) so if she didn’t go to church she can’t get baptized….Oh the stress… Look, you all know me and know that I am a non-stressful person…BUT THE SALVATION OF ONE OF GOD'S DAUGHTERS IS ON THE LINE HERE!!!...sorry.. 
All is well and I haven’t died yet.. 
Love you all! 
Sonriendo Siempre, 
Elder Glassett 

Coco with Elder Arnez and Alfonso.

Coco with his new "son" Elder Guevara.

Elder Arnez to Coco's right. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Donde se fue este Cambio? (Where did this transfer go?)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hi Everyone… sorry this letter can’t be too long. It’s a crazy day. Transfers are here and I can’t believe…. I repeat…I CANT BELIEVE THAT THIS TRANSFER IS OVER!!! IT WAS SO FAST!! 
6 weeks?! Where have you gone?! It is like a conversation I had with Arnez a few weeks ago.... 
Yo, Arnez 
Arnez, What? 
Yo, Donde se fue este dia?  Where did this day go? (Or also where did he or she go today) (Or also where did you go today…in usted) this confusion is key… 
Arnez, Who?! 
Yo, This day. 
Arnez, Who went this day? 
Yo, THE DAY!! 
HAHA we still laugh about that!
This week I really don’t know what to say.  We are teaching a woman named Luz who is Awesome! And might just get baptized… (which would be my first) but it's ok… I found a scripture that says I was not called to baptize. I came to preach the Gospel… I think that should be the slogan of my mission... 
But Luz is Amazing! She has a daughter and is separated from her UN married spouse… but SHE CAME TO CHURCH!! AND LIKED IT… The second part is obvious… you just have to go once to like it…. But you have to have faith to go… Anyway, we have 4 people in Pampas with fecha (a baptismal date) and I think they will all get baptized.  Pampas will survive as a branch until Octubre… 
Oh the mission… what did I learn this week? A lot! 
I ran into Elder Roberts… (Comp from MTC) Good Guy! Nice to talk to him… even if the language we spoke changed al toque…. I forgot English… I can’t speak without saying como or algo… 
I can’t think of anything else to say… 
The Church is true. 
Sonriendo Siempre, 
Elder Glassett

No Letter Monday

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We didn't get a letter from Coco yesterday so I thought I'd add some questions and answers from previous weeks. 

How are you?

... tired... but good!  Missionary tired is very tired... I wonder how Christ felt after the creation...
Are you eating okay?

Yes, I ate a cuy recently.

What is your apt like in pampas? Are you taking photos?

It is better than Cerro in all aspectos of course I am.

Is it just the two of you who live together?

There are 4 of us.

What are you doing today?

I have no idea.

How is your comp?

Better than before..

How was contacting last week? It seemed like a stormy week? Does that make it harder? 

It makes it miserable but we had 40 which for this city is a TON because every house always has a lock on it!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

One month in Pampas

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hello People in the United States! This is a hello from the country of Peru… mas o menos...  
This week was a thriller! I met a very nice Abuelita whose family lives in Utah! Her husband worked in a Smith´s in Salt Lake! Pretty cool huh!? She has a grandson on a mission in Nevada… also the walls of her house are like 8 feet thick… for real! She made us Alfajores and a few small things like that! The sad part is that she said that she is catholic and too old to change… She is a really nice lady though!
Yesterday was a stake conference in Huancayo… Which means we left our area at 8... Got there at 10 left there at 3:30ish got back at 5… it was a horrible day of Peruvian driving…but we did have 2 appointments
NOT fail us… it was a nice change.
We taught 19 lessons this week… which might be a Pampas record… for real though! It was good!  More exciting news I got a package from Garcia that had two ties we had asked a lady in Pasco to make for us! I am definitely wearing the blue one right this moment!
Also funny story! The other day Rojas got a call from some stranger… after a little
listening Rojas says! “Oy Amigo una pregunta…Numbero Cibobabo!” Or in
English…Hey buddy quick question….Wrong number!  HAHA to this day we make fun of Rojas for that one! 
But mason! Happy birffday! Also does anybody know where enero se fue? Estuvo aqui creo..  ((Where January went? I think I was here.)
Other than that… I love the mission… It’s so… fun! And even on days when it’s not… I tell myself it is! That’s the secret…
Sonriendo Siempre,
Elder Glassett
Note:  The internet connection is too slow to send photos so while Coco is in Pampas we won't get much.  The photos below were sent from a lady who said he was at her mother's house.  I think she is the Abuelita he spoke of in his letter.